Job Opportunity

Intern, DMPK

Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Department: DMPK
Employment Type: Intern
Reference Number: R115

As Intern in DMPK, you will engage yourself into Mirati’s advanced innovative drug development program. You will work with DMPK team members to learn about drug discovery regarding study design, data collection, analysis, as well as hands-on laboratory skills. You will gain an understanding of Bioanalysis and use of LC-MS/MS systems and laboratory automation. You will learn about Pharmacokinetics, and aid in the analysis of in-vivo studies to generate data summaries that contribute to new drug development.   

This is an internship designed to commence in Summer 2023 full-time and may extend through the year on a part-time basis.

Your Responsibilities

  • Learn about Bioanalysis regarding study design, sample prep, and data quantification

  • Gain understanding of and operate and troubleshoot LC-MS/MS Systems

  • Process and analyze biological samples

  • Prepare standards and quality control samples

  • Prepare reagents and buffers

  • Perform formulation analysis

What is Required

Organic/Analytical chemistry or chemical engineering background with attention to detail, excellent communication skills and willingness to learn in a fast-paced environment.

  • Candidate must be a current student in good academic standing

  • Student completed at minimum upper division (sophomore/junior level) of undergraduate program in the following: Organic/Analytical Chemistry or related fields

  • Good analytical chemistry skills preferred (e.g. HPLC-UV, LC-MS, UHPLC)

  • Desire to operate HPLC and LC-MS/MS equipment with proper training

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to multi-task and work independently

  • A self-starter with attention to detail

  • Positive and collaborative disposition

  • Role is in-person and based at Company HQ site in San Diego and requires COVID-19 vaccination or weekly negative COVID-19 test results 

  • Availability to work 40 hours/week during summer break work and 12-20 hours/week during the academic year

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range:

$23.00 - $25.00 / hour

The salary range listed in the job posting reflects the anticipated base pay range for this role in the United States. Actual base pay decisions consider a variety of factors including, but not limited to, an individual’s skills, qualifications, and experience.