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2023 Experiential Internship - Discovery Research (California)


Location: Owensboro, Kentucky
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: January 17, 2023
**ABOUT ABBVIE** AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health, and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio.   For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at   Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.   **IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY DISCOVERY RESEARCH INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW** Envision spending your summer working with energetic colleagues and inspirational leaders, all while gaining world-class experience in one of the most dynamic organizations in the pharmaceutical industry. This is a reality for AbbVie’s Experiential Interns. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products: Imbruvica, Venclexta, and Empliciti, and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules. These new molecules are being studied in nearly 200 clinical trials in 19 different types of cancer. AbbVie has more than 1,000 scientists, clinicians, and product developers with strong entrepreneurial roots dedicated to this research. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. AbbVie’s Immuno-oncology team is focused on identifying and evaluating novel targets in the field of cancer immunotherapy and contribute to the growing discovery pipeline. The Immuno-Oncology Discovery Research Intern will need to have a solid understanding of immunology and cancer biology. The successful candidate will develop productive collaborations and communications with other groups across scientific disciplines and will be motivated to innovate and succeed in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. **KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:** - Design and execute immunological/molecular assays to assess myeloid/T cell function following genetic perturbation using CRISPR/Cas9 or through targeting with small molecule inhibitors/biologics - Analyze and interpret experimental data and summarize key findings to drive critical decision making - Document experimental design and generation of large datasets with attention to detail - Present at group meetings and project team meetings **MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS** - Currently enrolled in university, pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or related field - Must be enrolled in university during the internship period - Hands-on experience with primary immune cell culture - Ability to multitask and strong interest in immuno-oncology research **PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS** - Experience performing multicolor flow cytometry (cell surface phenotyping, intracellular cytokine staining) and ELISA - Familiarity with viral or non-viral immune cell editing (e.g. generation of gene KO primary immune cells via CRISPR/Cas9) - Experience performing data analysis with FlowJo, Prism, R/Python, etc. is a plus **BENEFITS AND AMENITIES** - Competitive pay - Travel, transportation and lodging support for eligible students - Break rooms stocked with complimentary coffee, tea, beverages, snacks, and cold breakfast items - Onsite café and fitness center **EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY** At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. **Applicable to California Applicants Only** - The below range is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in California. This range may be modified in the future. - The salary range is: (minimum: $42,075 to maximum: $76,440) - Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law. Skills: Salary: -