Student Intern Opportunity at Pfizer La Jolla

Student Intern Opportunity at Pfizer La Jolla

The open access analytical science group is looking for a bright and motivated sophomore student, from a local four-year university, to join the team in supporting medicinal chemistry projects at Pfizer La Jolla. The successful candidate will be given initial training and is expected to apply his or her scientific knowledge in the real world setting, thus to continuously learn new skills while doing required work.

Examples of tasks to be performed: 1. Adhere to workplace safety rules and regulations. 2. Perform preventive QC test of analytical instruments (LC/MS, GC/MS, SFC/MS, NMR, etc), interpret the test results and take necessary actions to correct common issues. 3. Order supplies and organize the open access and research labs. 4. Participate in research activities in the fields of analytical chemistry & lab automation.

Requirements: 1. All applicants must be authorized to work for Pfizer in the U.S. at the time of the commencement of employment. 2. Demonstrated knowledge of college level chemistry and an ability to apply such knowledge in real work setting 3. Ability to communicate clearly and work in a fast-paced team environment 4. Self-motivated, reliable and available for 20 hours of work as sophomore, junior and senior student 5. Some of the activities require adequate physical strength

Work Hours: 1. 4 hours per day, Monday – Friday, during core business hours between 8am and 5pm; more hours per day might be available during summer 2. Performance evaluation will be given periodically; this opportunity may be extended up to 3 years at the level of 20 hours/week, subject to satisfactory performance and available funding

Contact: Wei Wang, Ph.D. Open Access Analytical Sciences Pfizer Oncology Medicinal Chemistry 10770 Science Center Drive 858 622 7432

City of San Diego Student Internship Opportunity

Please see below for a message from the UCSD Sustainability Department:

The UCSD Sustainability Department is invested in promoting sustainability throughout our campus as well as our city. As such, we would like to encourage any interested students to apply for an internship position with the City of San Diego’s Department of Waste Reduction and Recycling within Environmental Services. Interns would support the implementation of the Zero Waste Plan and Climate Action Plan. Key projects include conducting research on waste reductions and recycling education outreach efforts by other jurisdictions. This is a 12 month, paid internship and requires 20 hours/week during the school year and 40 hours/week during summer and holidays. Here is a link to the application.

Please find more information about the Sustainability Facebook page here.

Please find more information about the Sustainability Twitter page here.

Please find more information about the Sustainability Instagram page here.

BDB PAID Summer Internship Opportunities

Please see below for descriptions of several summer internship opportunities.

BDB Summer Internship Opportunities

Third and fourth years, as well as recent graduates, are welcome to apply.

If you are interested applying for one of these internships, please contact Lan Tran ( with your resume. In your message, please indicate the position you are interested in.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Career Night Speaker! TODAY, May 30th

Career Night Speaker: Dr. Sabine Hadida*

Career Services Center, Horizon Room 

May 30, 2017


Join us at the lecture. Get a chance to network and eat some great appetizers, buffet dinner, plus beer and wine.

About the Speaker: Sabine Hadida, Ph.D. is Senior Director and Head of Chemistry at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in San Diego. Since joining in 2002, Sabine has led the chemistry efforts on Cystic Fibrosis that discovered multiple drug candidates including the approved medicines, KALYDECO and ORKAMBI. In 2013, her team was named Heroes of Chemistry by the ACS. Sabine received her PhD in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona and spent two years conducting postdoctoral research at the University of Pittsburgh.

GrAdvantage Career Nights expose graduate students to individuals who have transitioned to careers outside academia after receiving a graduate degree. The speakers will describe their career paths while offering “pearls of wisdom” to those in the audience that may be considering careers outside of academia.

Links for more info:

Facebook Event Page

GrAdvantage Website

Job Opportunity: Contract Chemistry Quality Control Specialist – ALEKS Corporation

ALEKS Corporation is looking for a Contract Chemistry Quality Control Specialist, starting immediately.  Reporting to the ALEKS Chemistry Product Manager, this person will help ensure the highest quality of ALEKS Chemistry products by ensuring they meet design specifications and general principles of general and organic chemistry.

This is a contract position, initially for one year, renewable on mutual agreement.  Note that the successful contractor would be well positioned for any full-time employment that opens during this time.

Minimum qualifications for this job are a bachelor’s degree in chemistry (or related field) with good grades in general and organic chemistry, plus excellent written English skills.  Education in other subfields of chemistry (e.g. biochemistry or analytical chemistry), work experience testifying to organizational and communication skills, or an advanced degree, are all a plus.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, current CV, unofficial grade transcript, and the names of 2 references to:

Dr. Erin Chwialkowski

Takeda California Internship Info Session: June 1st, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Information Session:  Internship Opportunity with Takeda California


Date: 06/01/2017

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Location: UC San Diego Career Center, Horizon Room

Majors seeking: Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chemistry, & Chemistry and Biochemistry


Takeda California is looking for Summer Interns in the Structure Biology & Biophysics Departments. Come learn about our summer internship opportunities and meet Takeda California Scientists. We are actively recruiting at this event!

Takeda California, Inc. (TCAL) is Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited’s innovative R&D center in San Diego. TCAL generates highly disease specific and patient tailored transformative new medicines aligned with Takeda’s global market strategies in Gastrointestinal (GI), Central Nervous System (CNS)and Immunology. TCAL’s team of experienced scientists and clinicians deliver on the needs of patients by blending its internal capabilities, global Takeda resources, and expertise and technology from best-in-class external partners. TCAL has an agile, entrepreneurial biotech culture that emphasizes collaboration, both internally and externally, with strong engagement with the premiere biotechnology communities in San Diego and the Bay Area. TCAL strives to nurture employee development by providing a wide range of learning opportunities. Staff members are also highly engaged in community service, frequently organizing events in support of area schools, charitable foundations, and the environment. Register on Port Triton (Login Required).


15th LASO Fest – May 19th

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