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Undergraduate Students: Biologics Intern (Hybrid)

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US Pharmacopeia

11d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need to be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in marketing or related field, have knowledge of life science/pharmaceutical industry, good organizational skills, ability to follow SOPs, strong communication skills, Microsoft Office proficiency, and teamwork capabilities.
  • You will perform purity analysis of monoclonal antibodies and fusion proteins using SEC-HPLC, including sample prep, operation of HPLC system, data analysis, UV spectroscopy, and solution preparation. Online literature research may also be required.

Off-cycle Internship



  • The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP's fundamental belief that Equity = Excellence manifests in our core value of Passion for Quality through our more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver the mission to strengthen the supply of safe, quality medicines and supplements worldwide.


  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of our mission, commitment to excellence through inclusive and equitable behaviors and practices along with the following competencies and experience:
  • Preferred qualifications include:
  • Enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree program in marketing, communications, or related area.
  • Familiarity with life science and/ or pharmaceutical industry & market dynamics.
  • Very good organizational skills.
  • Ability to read and follow Business and Marketing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Experience with any digital marketing tools such as Pardot & Adobe Creative Suite a bonus (but not required)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple teams and levels of seniority.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (will apply to the selected candidate(s) hired):
  • As a condition of employment with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention's (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021, must be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

Education requirements

Open to All Students

Area of Responsibilities



  • In this project, the intern will be responsible for performing purity analysis of originator and biosimilar monoclonal antibodies and fusion proteins using size exclusion chromatography (SEC-HPLC). This work will include concentration determination by UV spectroscopy, solution and mobile phase preparation, sample preparation, operation of a high-pressure liquid chromatography system (HPLC), and data analysis using Empower chromatography software. Responsibilities will include general laboratory and good documentation procedures. The work will be primarily laboratory based, with some online literature research.
  • How will YOU create impact here at USP?
  • The project/position's purpose should provide a high-level overview of why the internship position exists.
  • Protein based therapeutic drugs, including monoclonal antibodies, represent one of the fastest growing segments of the pharmaceutical industry and include therapies for the treatment of cancer, disorders of the immune system, and rare diseases. The ability to make these proteins quickly is linked to the many types of modern production methods and the emergence of platform analytical methods. These approaches are also key to the development of biosimilars, which are the generic form of protein based drugs. This project will consist of testing of a group of originator and biosimilar biotherapeutics using a compendial chromatographic method and performing the corresponding data analysis. The resulting research will be used as case studies by USP to demonstrate the utility of the method as a platform for development of originator or biosimilar products.


Work type

Full time

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