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DMPK - DM Focus (CYP Induction) Intern

Regulatory Affairs
2001128 Requisition #
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As an AbbVie Summer Intern, you will participate in a paid, ten-week summer program that is focused on providing students with robust projects throughout the summer. As an intern, you will be located at our office in Sunnyvale, CA, with housing and shuttle services for eligible students. 


General Position:


DMPK-BA’s summer internship program provides the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the different functional areas of the DMPK-BA organization, as well as broad exposure to various roles within the Pharma Industry. Interns in the In vitro ADME group will gain an overall understanding of how absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination affect drug disposition during the Drug Discovery/Development process. This program also accentuates the growth and development of participants by providing networking opportunities, career development and involvement in projects that make a significant contribution to the DMPK-BA organization.


Assignment Details:


  • Conduct in vitro sample preparation and analysis for discovery compounds, as well as help in day to day activities in the laboratory
  • Hands on experience in basic laboratory procedures, with the ability to learn and operate a luminometer, fluorimeter, qPCR instrument and software’s associated with these instruments
  • Learn the concepts of CYP Induction assay and its application to support Drug Discovery projects
  • Learn how to use and conduct chemical structure analysis using the ChemDraw software
  • Learn to use the TECAN plate reader to conduct luminometry and fluorometry
  • Basic knowledge of molecular and cell biology 
  • Good documentation skills - write procedures and enter data into electronic laboratory notebook
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand new laboratory procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must have chemistry and protein and peptide knowledge with Science major
  • Previous experience with Chemdraw software
  • Previous knowledge in protein interaction to small molecules and peptide mapping
  • Ability to maintain and write laboratory procedures and QC data
  • Good documentation skills - write procedures and enter data into electronic laboratory notebook
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand new laboratory procedures
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Final Presentation: 


Each Intern is expected to prepare a short presentation to their team to share what they have learned through their internship, and how the knowledge acquired will help them in their future career. Presentations should be 10-15 minutes long and should include visual aid (posters or PowerPoint).










































































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