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Pipeline Strategy & New Target Discovery Intern, Summer 2023

New York, NY
Start date
May 27, 2023

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Marketing, Strategic Marketing
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Pharm Country

Job Details

Schrödinger’s mission is to revolutionize drug discovery through the use of breakthrough computational methods applied to drug design. Schrödinger Therapeutics Group is seeking outstanding individuals to join our target discovery and pipeline strategy team as interns for a minimum of 12 weeks (with potential for extensions up to one year or full time employment if the opportunity arises). Interns will be tasked with critically reviewing literature and other data sources, identifying unmet needs, new target ideas and synthesizing the information into proposals, and clearly presenting their insights  to the team. The work is highly immersive within a collaborative, multidisciplinary team. 

Our drug discovery group of over 80 scientists includes biologists, structural biologists, modelers, computational chemists, medicinal chemists, and crystallographers with decades of combined drug discovery experience. The group is supported by more than 100 software developers and engineers. Schrodinger has co-founded several biotech companies leading to exciting therapeutics and approaches, such as Nimbus (recent TYK2i acquisition by Takeda), Morphic Therapeutic (Phase 2 first-in-modality integrin inhibitor for IBD), and Structure Therapeutics (structure-based GPCR company).Four of the programs Schrödinger has worked on in the past 7 years have progressed into the clinic and one has received FDA approval.  

Who Will Love This Job:

  • A self-motivated individual who will analyze therapeutic area landscapes and identify unmet needs leading to new target opportunities for Schrodinger’s drug discovery group.
  • Individuals with diverse interests and backgrounds are interested in life sciences and biotech.
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to collaborate with colleagues with expertise across a number of disciplines

What You Will Do:

  • Perform landscape analysis of therapeutic area(s) and identify unmet needs.
  • Build target proposal packages, including therapeutic  rationale, target patient population, competitive landscape, deals analysis, strengths/weaknesses/opportunities/threats, risks, etc. for targets that are fit for Schrodinger’s drug discovery platform.
  • Collaborating with different teams across the company and presenting proposals to leadership teams.

What You Should Have:

  • Strong scientific background (MS or ongoing/recent PhD), postdoc, medical background (MD), or MBA students with relevant experience, is highly desired.
  • Experience in identifying new biological targets and unmet needs for therapeutic indications via primary and secondary sources.
  • Prior experience of internships in venture capital, equity research, company creation, and/o consulting is highly desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation  skills, and  organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact with multidisciplinary teams including biologists, structural biologists, and chemists
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment
  • Preferable to have some experience with one or more of the following: small molecule drug discovery, targeting challenging or “undruggable” proteins, target validation, molecular pharmacology, and/or structural biology, mapping protein binding sites etc. 

Cover Letter 

Please note that this is a really important part of the application. If you have a different background but have great potential and want to make the case why we should consider you please include that in the cover letter. Every candidate should include the following in the cover letter.

  • What makes you uniquely qualified to be considered for this position?
  • What is an achievement that you are most proud of?
  • What recent discovery or innovation in a therapeutic area are you excited about and why?
  • What unmet need or therapeutic area are you most passionate about solving?

Pay and perks:

We have catered meals in the office every day and a company culture that is relaxed but engaged. Our Administrative and Human Resources departments also plan a myriad of fun company-wide events. New York is home to our largest office, but we have teams all over the world. Schrödinger is honored to have been selected as one of Crain's New York Best Places to Work for the past three years running.

Estimated base salary (NYC only): $7,500/mo. Actual compensation package is dependent on a number of factors, including, for example, experience, education, degrees held, market data, and business needs. If you have any questions regarding the compensation for this role, do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our Strategic Growth team. 

Sound exciting? Apply today and join us!

As an equal opportunity employer, Schrödinger hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company's mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. To us, "diversity" isn't just a buzzword, but an important element of our core principles and key business practices. We believe that diverse companies innovate better and think more creatively than homogenous ones because they take into account a wide range of viewpoints. For us, greater diversity doesn't mean better headlines or public images - it means increased adaptability and profitability.


Schrödinger is a leading provider of advanced molecular simulations and enterprise software solutions and services to accelerate and increase the efficiency of drug discovery for its clients, which include all major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide, as well as leading materials science researchers. Schrödinger also establishes deep partnerships and collaborations with companies in such fields as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and electronics, and was a co-founder of leading biotech companies including Nimbus Therapeutics, Morphic Therapeutic, and others. Through significant long-term investments in basic research, Schrödinger has made scientific breakthroughs across many areas of drug discovery and materials science.

A great company is made up of great people, and Schrödinger is no exception. Whether you’re in Administration, Sales, Finance, Law, Engineering, IT, or Science, we are always on the lookout for exceptional candidates who can join us and make our team stronger. You will find Schrödinger to be a dynamic, energetic, and fast-paced place to work, where you get to interact with some of the smartest and hardest working people you’ll ever meet. If you’ve ever had a curiosity about science, and how science can improve people’s lives, then there’s no
better place to be than Schrödinger.

Stock Exchange: NASDAQ

Stock Symbol: SDGR


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