29 Dec 2016

Internship Intern – DMPK/Analytical Chemistry

Cytokinetics – Posted by acsgetexperience South San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators as potential treatments for debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or deteriorating. As a leader in muscle biology and the mechanics of muscle performance, the company is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to increase muscle function and contractility. Working collaboratively, Cytokinetics’ dedicated employees are focused on advancing novel mechanism therapeutics to dramatically improve the lives of patients. With purpose and passion, we have committed to make an important impact on serious medical illnesses.

We are seeking a highly motivated Intern to join our DMPK/Analytical Chemistry group at Cytokinetics.


The summer intern will be exposed to core instrumentation critical to modern pharmaceutical and DMPK analysis. Additionally, interns will learn the fundamentals of sound analytical chemistry method development and application necessary to problem solve as a member of an integrated team. The goal of the internship will be to contribute to a research effort to validate assays in the areas of drug absorption, metabolism, elimination, clearance and drug-drug interactions.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Prepare stock solutions/formulations.
Prepare biological samples using different extraction techniques.
Analyze biological samples and analytical samples by LC-MS/MS and HPLC.
Design and execute standard ADME assays.
Process and report analytical data.
Participate in scientific discussions at DMPK/Analytical group meetings.
Present experimental data to the group.


Must be currently enrolled as a junior (undergrad) or above studying Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Analytical Chemistry or related area.
Proficient in Microsoft Office – MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical capabilities and problem solving skills.
Highly motivated and energetic.
Strong work ethic and tenacity.

Have experience working in DMPK, Analytical, Biology or other related Laboratory.
HPLC and LC/MS operation experience.
A desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society.

Now is the perfect time for you to consider a move to Cytokinetics where you can put all of your skills to maximum use. You will enjoy a truly unique culture as well as a superior flexible benefits program.
Please visit our website at: www.cytokinetics.com

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Job Categories: Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Other, and Pharmaceutical Sci./Medicinal Chem.. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: industry and summer. Salaries: Paid.

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