• Part Time
  • Florida
Intern, Pharmaceutical and Candidate Optimization (PCO) (Summer 2022) 
Position Summary 
The internship will include understanding of the hypothesis-driven investigations that enable scientists to present data that supports informed decision-making throughout the drug development process, therefore contributing to greater potential success of drug candidates.  These studies can include but are not limited to: a) understanding toxicity associated with drug target or drug candidates, b) the determination of how a drug enters, moves through and exits the body therefore affecting the drug concentration in the body [i.e. Pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion], c) determining appropriate drug formulations, technologies, and systems for administering a drug.  Students will be assigned to a specific project that provides the basis for an industry experience for learning new technologies and/or developing new methods in drug discovery and optimization. 
In addition, students will be mentored in development of critical thinking, collaborative relationships, and scientific writing/presentation skills.  During the internship students will have the opportunity to interact with team members across PCO and explore the various roles and responsibilities across Research and Early Development that are integrated to develop successful drug discovery pipelines in the industry. 
Key Responsibilities 
  • Directly contribute to assigned project with mentor support.  These responsibilities will vary based on project, but can include: laboratory work, literature review and computational analyses.
  • Active participation in informal networking/mentor meetings and formal symposiums.
  • Presentation of scientific findings and overall project at the conclusion of the internship.
Qualifications & Experience 
  • Current undergraduate student, enrolled in an academic program for the Fall of 2021, with demonstrated interest and effort within life sciences, physical sciences or computational sciences.
  • Should have continued interest in pursuing academic endeavors or a career in the sciences after graduation.
  • Rising Juniors or Seniors in applicable undergraduate majors.  No previous research-based laboratory experience is required but course-based laboratory experience is expected.
  • Availability for full-time employment (40hrs/week) throughout the 10-week internship period of June 2022 to August 2022.
  • Undergraduate MajorsBiology, Chemistry, Toxicology, Computational Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and related disciplines.

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