Job Opportunity

Chemistry Intern 2

Location: San Diego, CA, US
Department: Drug Discovery
Employment Type: Contractor
Reference Number: 1893854

Job Description Summary

Mirati's internship program blends real world experience with an extensive overview of the drug discovery industry. Knowledgeable mentors will provide guidance as you gain professional hands-on experience. The internship offers a unique perspective into a top-class biotech. Our internship program also provides you the opportunity to network with people at Mirati through various planned events and activities.

Your Responsibilities

  • Under supervision, synthesize, isolate, purify and characterize small molecules
  • Utilize modern synthetic and purification techniques
  • Design viable synthetic routes and perform literature searches in support of research
  • Collaborate closely with a broad group of scientists
  • Maintain all appropriate legal and corporate standards for lab safety and hazardous material management; execute daily chemistry operations with an approach designed to minimize risks and hazard waste streams.
  • Help to maintain the lab instruments including HPLC, ISCO, lyophilizer etc.
  • Maintain lab notebook, instrument and inventory records in accord with department guidance and regulatory requirements

What is Required

Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited university for the semester before and immediately following the internship.

Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor's degree and have completed at least their sophomore year or be a graduate level student pursuing a Master's degree

For Bachelor's and Master's degree students, a major in Chemistry (or Chemistry-related field) who have taken, or are currently enrolled in Organic Chemistry lectured and labs.

Applicants should be dependable, highly motivated, with a keen interest in chemistry research.

Must be deadline driven and have a high level of organizational and planning skills

The ideal candidate exhibits strong analytical, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills; he or she also possesses the ability to work well in teams.

This is a part-time internship with about 20 working hour per week. The schedule could be flexible.

About Mirati Therapeutics

Mirati Therapeutics is a late-stage biotechnology company whose mission is to discover, design and deliver breakthrough therapies to transform the lives of patients with cancer and their loved ones. The company is relentlessly focused on bringing forward therapies that address areas of high unmet need, including lung cancer, and advancing a pipeline of novel therapeutics targeting the genetic and immunological drivers of cancer. Mirati is using its scientific expertise to develop novel solutions in two registration-enabling programs: adagrasib (MRTX849), an investigational small molecule, potent and selective KRAS G12C inhibitor, as monotherapy and in combination with other agents, and sitravatinib, an investigational spectrum-selective inhibitor of receptor tyrosine kinases in combination with checkpoint inhibitor therapies. Mirati is also advancing its differentiated preclinical portfolio, including MRTX1133, an investigational KRAS G12D inhibitor, and other oncology discovery programs. Unified for patients, Mirati's vision is to unlock the science behind the promise of a life beyond cancer.

For more information about Mirati Therapeutics, visit us at Mirati.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

Why Join?

At Mirati, we have an unapologetic and relentless focus on our mission to transform the lives of patients with cancer and their loved ones. Patients and their families motivate us to work smarter, faster and better. We are driven by the knowledge that our efforts can one-day deliver life-saving therapies for the people who need us most. Urgency, open-mindedness, accountability and collaboration ground our work. These shared values are central to who we are, what we do and how we do it.

Our people fuel our success. They are fearless and passionate in their daily pursuit of our mission. We are committed to continuing to create a company and experience that attracts and keeps the best people. When you want your days to count and the work you do to matter, discovering and delivering potentially life-changing therapies is more than a job, it's the chance to be part of something bigger.

We believe diverse professional experiences and an inclusive culture can drive better outcomes for patients. We want employees to be authentic and use their perspectives to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way.

Mirati cultivates an environment where:

  • An entrepreneurial attitude is encouraged
  • Our people are empowered to speak up, embrace the gray and achieve solutions
  • Diverse experiences are an important of part making the best decisions
  • We laugh and have fun as a work family

No matter the role, we are unified by our passion for helping patients, and are inspired by a single vision to unlock the science behind the promise of a life beyond cancer. Together, we own Mirati's success.

Learn more at Mirati.com/careers.

Mirati is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) we celebrate diverse experiences without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Notice to Third Party Agencies: Please note that Mirati Therapeutics Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.