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Cindy Georgette <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:44:38 -0500
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Subject: Chemistry Internship at Portola Pharmaceuticals

Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the
development and commercialization of novel therapeutics in the areas of
thrombosis, other hematologic disorders and inflammation for patients who
currently have limited or no approved treatment options. Portola’s goal is
to build an enduring biopharmaceutical company with a foundation of products
and product candidates that significantly advance patient care in the areas
of thrombosis, other hematologic disorders and inflammation. Portola is
headquartered in South San Francisco, California. The summer intern will work
with members of the Chemistry Department to assist in understanding the
structure-activity relationships of a series of small molecule enzyme
inhibitors with the goal of developing novel therapeutics. Using
structure-based design strategies, we will optimize chemical leads for their
potency, selectivity, and pharmacokinetic profile. The activity of the
compounds will be determined using a novel cell based assay. This position
includes housing within walking distance of the company.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements:
-Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree
-Completed college coursework in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or other
related areas
-Experience in synthetic chemistry including the synthesis, purification, and
characterization of small molecules
-An understanding of analytical techniques such as LC-MS and NMR

Contact Us:
Our company overview and history:
Please include a cover letter that highlights your qualifications and matches
our requirements and send resumes to [log in to unmask]

If you have questions or are interested in applying, we encourage you to
contact Cindy Georgette, Staffing Consultant at [log in to unmask]

Contact Person: Cindy Georgette
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