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AbbVie DMPK - DM Focus (cBTK Cysteine interactions) Remote Intern in Sunnyvale, California

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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 individual will be part of drug development / drug metabolism group focusing on the understand of the various ADME properties in relation to chemical and protein structure modification. 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:

  • Learn the workflow of DM operations

  • Learn to operate the software associated with Mass Spectrometer

  • Review data

  • Learn and maintain data base for various assay results generated in the DM function

  • To understand and analyze the ADME properties with respect to chemical and protein structure modification

  • Previous knowledge in protein interaction to small molecules and peptide mapping

  • Basic knowledge of molecular and cell biologyGood 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




  • Completed at least one year of college education before beginning internship

  • Currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited University graduate program

  • Undergraduate 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

  • M ust 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).


  • 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

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 they hope their new knowledge will be applied to their future. Presentations should be 5-10 minutes long and should include visual aid (posters or PowerPoint).

Significant Work Activities

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)



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