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Research Biochemistry and Cellular Physiology Internship

ORIC Pharmaceuticals

South San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Intern
  • Function: Intern
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Post Date: 02/12/2024
  • Website:
  • 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 our South San Francisco Biochemistry and Cellular Physiology Department to a highly motivated student. You will take part in an exciting early-stage drug discovery program as a member of a multidisciplinary team, working closely with scientists in biology, computational biology, biochemistry, and chemistry. You will help investigate the mechanisms of action of small molecule inhibitors that have been discovered in-house. This position provides the opportunity to obtain hands-on biotechnology experience under close mentorship and build a foundation for your future career.
  • Develop and perform assays to elucidate molecular mechanism of action of protein targets using small molecule inhibitors as part of an exciting, early-stage, drug discovery program
  • Keep excellent records of experimental procedures and acquired data in an electronic lab notebook
  • Learn relevant biology that supports target identification and small molecule mechanism of action
  • Contribute to project team meeting discussions and present discoveries to the team
  • Major in biology, chemical biology, biochemistry, or a related field (we will consider PhD, masters, or undergraduate students with relevant experience)
  • Previous hands-on laboratory experience in molecular and cellular biology is strongly preferred
  • Previous experience with tissue culture, microscopy is a plus
  • Passion for executing rigorous, reproducible science, with the potential to impact patients’ lives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • 30-40 hours per week
  • Laptop provided by company
  • On-site lab work in our South San Francisco Office
  • Must be vaccinated according to Bloodborne Pathogens Standards (BPS), as they will be working with human cell lines
  • No employment sponsorship
  • No benefits
  • No Relocation/Housing
  • $25.00/HR
  • About ORIC Pharmaceuticals: 
ORIC Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving patients’ lives by Overcoming Resistance In Cancer. ORIC-114, a brain penetrant inhibitor designed to selectively target EGFR and HER2 with high potency against exon 20 insertion mutations, being developed across multiple genetically defined cancers, and (3) ORIC-944, an allosteric inhibitor of the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) via the EED subunit, being developed for prostate cancer. Beyond these four product candidates, ORIC is also developing multiple precision medicines targeting other hallmark cancer resistance mechanisms. ORIC has offices in South San Francisco and San Diego, California. For more information, please go to

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