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Medicinal Chemistry Intern

ORIC Pharmaceuticals

South San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Intern
  • Function: Intern
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Post Date: 02/12/2024
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  • Company Address: 240 E Grand Ave, 2nd Floor, South San Francisco, California 94080, US

About ORIC Pharmaceuticals

ORIC Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving patients’ lives by Overcoming Resistance In Cancer.

Job Description

ORIC Pharmaceuticals, Inc, is a clinical stage oncology company dedicated to improving patients’ lives and focused on developing treatments that address mechanisms of therapeutic resistance. We are excited to offer an 8-10 week paid summer internship in the Medicinal Chemistry group to a highly motivated student studying synthetic organic chemistry or a closely related field. We are proud to bring enthusiastic students into our teams, to provide them with an opportunity to contribute to meaningful projects, while building a foundation for their future career. This position provides the opportunity to obtain hands-on biotechnology experience while contributing in the laboratory to design and synthesis of compounds that will be evaluated in biological assays for cancer. The ideal applicant will have a passion for organic chemistry and an interest in learning how it applies to the field of Medicinal Chemistry for the discovery of new therapeutics for cancer.   
  • The intern will have the opportunity to synthesize, purify, and characterize novel biologically-active molecules
    • Propose multi-step synthetic sequences and generate intermediates and target compounds
    • Operate laboratory equipment, utilizing appropriate methods for performing experiments
    • Purify products via column chromatography or reverse-phase HPLC
    • Acquire and interpret analytical data (e.g. HPLC, LCMS and NMR)
  • Learn to use literature and protocol searching tools (e.g. SciFinder)
  • Opportunity to gain hand-on experience with molecular modeling and data visualization software tools
  • Contribute to exploratory research projects and collaborate with other members of the group
  • Keep excellent records of experimental procedures and acquired data in an electronic notebook
  • Attend relevant project meetings and present your work in chemistry meetings
  • Major in Chemistry, Chemical Biology or related field (we will consider undergraduate or graduate students with relevant experience)
  • Previous hands-on laboratory experience in synthetic organic chemistry is strongly preferred
  • Experienced in obtaining and analyzing relevant analytical data, such as NMR, LCMS or HPLC
  • Organized, detail-oriented, creative thinker, self-motivated with a strong desire to learn
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • 40 hours per week 
  • Laptop provided by company 
  • On-site lab work in our South San Francisco labs 
  • No employment sponsorship 
  • No benefits 
  • No Relocation/Housing 
  • Pay Rate: $25/hr. 

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