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Intern- Research and Early Development- Ophthalmology

Company: Genentech
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

Start Date: Fall 2021

Work Hours: 40 hours per week

Length of Assignment:1 year

Education Level: Bachelor's (must be enrolled in or completed their 2nd year)

Preferred Majors/Disciplines: Neuroscience, molecular biology

Given the current uncertainty of the global pandemic and work from home situation for 2021, this internship is currently planned to be virtual with the option for interns to work remotely from within the U.S. Borders. We will keep candidates informed if this changes.

Due to the ever changing situation concerning the COVID-19 global pandemic, for our summer 2021 internship program we will only consider international candidates who are currently in the US and will remain in the US for the duration of the internship.

Job Description

Genentech has a strong commitment to developing novel, vision-changing therapies for patients with ophthalmic diseases. We are seeking a clinical science intern with background in ophthalmic disease or neuroscience to join the Early Clinical Development (ECD) group in the Genentech Research and Early Development (gRED) organization.

This 1-year internship will provides in-depth exposure to early clinical development and understanding the basic principles of clinical research. The intern will have the opportunity to contribute to multidisciplinary teams to translate Genentech's basic science discoveries into patient benefit in ophthalmic disease. The intern will support Medical Directors/clinical scientists on a diverse set of clinical development activities:

  • Serve as a clinical science representative on cross-functional sub-teams (i.e. protocol execution, clinical, biomarkers, pharmacokinetics)

  • Be involved in the design and execution, medical review, analysis and interpretation of data from clinical studies for molecules in development.

  • Participate in key clinical strategy, implementation and molecule management meetings in order to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and challenges of medicines development.

  • Generate and present abstracts and oral presentations for key internal and external meetings as well as publication opportunities.

  • Develop understanding of Good Clinical Practice (GCP), International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH), FDA, EMA, NICE and other relevant guidelines and regulations .

  • Author and review of clinical documents (i.e. clinical trial protocols, clarifications and amendments, informed consents, investigator brochures, clinical study reports, investigational new drug submissions).


  • Highly motivated candidates with life science experience in translational or clinical research.

  • The candidate must demonstrate ability to evaluate, interpret and present scientific data.

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.

Keywords: Genentech, South San Francisco , Intern- Research and Early Development- Ophthalmology, Other , South San Francisco, California

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