Summer Intern - Analytical Development (Assay Testing)

  • 111 Oyster Point Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA
  • Intern

Company Description

Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FPRX) is a publicly traded, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing innovative immuno-oncology protein therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with serious diseases.  We have an industry-leading and differentiated drug discovery platform.  Our comprehensive proprietary libraries of the extracellular proteome, differentiated screening capabilities and protein therapeutic generation and engineering capabilities comprise a unique and powerful IND engine that will continue to generate important development programs.  This uniquely positions us to discover novel pathways and targets in immuno-oncology.  Our success with our drug discovery platform has led to a pipeline that is on track to more than double to five development programs in clinical trials across multiple indications in 2018.  We also have several undisclosed research programs at different points of the target validation and molecule generation phases that have the potential to yield our next wave of development-stage therapeutic biologics.  And we continue to fuel this process at the earliest stages with new screens planned this year.

Five Prime is committed to innovation and outstanding science to develop effective new drugs for the treatment of severe diseases. We value our culture of openness, collaboration and productivity.  The  company is in a strong financial position and has an effective executive team and Board of Directors.  Discover more about FivePrime at

Job Description

Reporting to a Senior Research Specialist in Analytical Development, this internship position will be responsible for a development project related to a Five Prime program. The position will also learn several different instruments, perform assay testing, and provide results that will be used to help drive decisions within the Manufacturing Sciences teams. The selected candidate will gain significant experience in analytical instrumentation and biophysical analytical assays in a fast-paced working environment.

Essential Functions and Duties

  • Work directly with scientific team to learn and provide assay testing on many instruments, including HPLC, CE, and spectrophotometry
  • Develop assays, with some statistical analysis involved
  • Present work or results in a group setting


  • Major in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a related area
  • At least two years of college coursework in physical and biological sciences
  • Experience with HPLC systems is a plus

Additional Information

At FivePrime, we believe a diverse workforce drives our success as a company. We are always working to create an environment where different backgrounds and viewpoints are valued and celebrated.

FivePrime is an equal opportunity employer. FivePrime makes employment decisions, including in recruitment and selection, without consideration of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or disability.Please call or reply with any comments.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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