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DMPK - DM Focus (Drug Transporters) Intern

Regulatory Affairs
2001127 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
  • 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


  • Prefer candidate that has biology/biochemistry/chemistry knowledge and is a science major
  • Completed at least one year of college education before beginning internship
  • Currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited University graduate program
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Level Student
  • Be an active student in good standing at an accredited university
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship (students on an F1 visa with CPT can be accommodated). 


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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