Intern, Scientific Writing (Birmingham, AL)

Biocryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 months ago

At BioCryst, we are passionate about advancing novel therapeutics for patients with rare and serious diseases. Our structure-guided drug design process leads us to the discovery and development of novel small-molecule drugs. We integrate traditional biology and medicinal chemistry along with a wide array of advanced technologies to understand the three-dimensional structures of active sites of target enzymes. Our scientists then design molecular structures to create bespoke drugs for patients. We focus on therapeutic areas with either no available treatments or large unmet patient needs. BioCryst's US headquarters are located in Durham, North Carolina, our European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and our Discovery Center of Excellence in Birmingham, Alabama. We are proud of our culture of engagement and accountability that rewards people for innovative thinking and achievement of key objectives. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.biocryst.com.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The BioCryst Internship Program is your ticket to getting a head start on your career! As an intern, you will gain hands-on, real world work experience. Our internship program includes:

  • 12 weeks of full-time, PAID work experience

  • Summer Internship Orientation

  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment and labs at our Discovery Center of Excellence in Birmingham, Al

  • Professional development workshops and access to LinkedIn Learning

  • Expand your professional network through our career connections series

  • Social and volunteer activities

  • Summer Intern Showcase

  • Opportunities to connect with company leaders and MORE!

JOB SUMMARY

This is an exciting opportunity to obtain hands-on science writing experience in a fast-growing biotech company. As a Scientific Writing Intern, you will support the development of scientific manuscripts and nonclinical pharmacology reports. This is a unique chance for you to garner a breadth of experience across the drug discovery and early development spectrum while gaining valuable healthcare and biotechnology industry experience. The ideal candidate will be ready to roll up their sleeves and bring their passion for science and communicating into a fast-paced, innovative learning environment. This individual should bring energy every day and be eager to work collaboratively as we make hope a reality for patients with rare and orphan diseases.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Scientific writing: Coordinate content and write portions of manuscripts for publication in the area of drug discovery.

  • Regulatory writing: Contribute to content and formatting of nonclinical reports intended for regulatory submissions.

  • Literature searches: Research information using Quosa/Embase, Pubmed, and other databases as requested.

  • QC: Learn the process for ensuring a document is accurate and appropriately written and that all data and messaging align.

  • Exploring drug discovery: Meet the Birmingham team and spend time shadowing team members with different functions and learning about drug development discovery

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate student, rising junior or senior, biochemistry preferred, chemistry or biology related disciplines are also encouraged to apply, minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Exceptional written and verbal communicator

  • Self-starter who can work independently

  • Ability to be flexible and adjust quickly as priorities change

  • Team player who is willing to flex outside the prescribed role

  • Passionate about scientific communications and curious about drug discovery and rare diseases

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat

  • Must be available to work 30-40 hours/week during the period of the summer internship

  • Must be able to report to the Birmingham, AL office.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Resume

  • Submit at least three writing samples. These items may be from a previous internship and/or from your coursework. Examples of writing samples include:

  • Scientific paper

  • Press release

  • News article

  • Website copy

  • Social media post

  • References (3)

The statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The manager may assign additional responsibilities and assignments from time to time.

BioCryst is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veterans status, disability and/or other protected class characteristics. Additionally, BioCryst is committed to achieving its business objectives in compliance with all federal, state and local law.

BioCryst requires all U.S. based employees to either (a) establish that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or (b) obtain an approved exemption as an accommodation. Proof of vaccination or an approved exemption form is required after a conditional job offer has been made to the applicant and prior to the start date. This requirement is a condition of employment at BioCryst, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a physical BioCryst location or is fully remote.


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Intern, Scientific Writing (Birmingham, AL)

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