Lab Sciences - Medicinal Chemistry Intern
Kalamazoo, MI 
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Kalamazoo - Downtown Portage Street


Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Timeline:May-Aug 2021: 10-13 week program

Applications: November- February 2021

Interviews: January - March 2021, on a rolling basis

Offers: Late January - March 2021

Internship: 40 hours/week for 10-13 weeks, typically May - August

Internship Summary: This selected candidate will join a team of bench chemists within the Medicinal Chemistry group, that specialize in organic synthesis of novel drug analogues, synthetic problem solving, drug candidate scale-ups and SAR analysis to specifically support medicinal chemistry projects.

At Zoetis, the health and safety of our colleagues, contractors and interns is our top priority. We make decisions based on these guiding principles:Be Safe, Feel Safe, Feel Supported. As a Zoetis intern, you can expect Zoetis to abide by safety guidelines from the CDC, aligned with local guidance.


Internship Job Duties: Of particular interest are candidates with a strong desire to spend most of their time designing, running and analyzing complex organic chemistry experiments at the bench in an organic/ medicinal chemistry environment. The candidate is also expected to interact effectively with other chemist team members, and reach out with project teams within the Medicinal Chemistry department.

Internship Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a degree program during the Spring term preceding internship
  • Completion of at least one year of undergraduate studies and a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • At least 18 years of age and authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Successfully pass a background check and drug screen
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, problem solving & analytical skills

Minimum qualifications:

  • Scientific academic training, and some understanding of modern organic chemistry (college level organic chemistry class/lab)
  • A desire to spend most of the time at the bench running synthetic experiments is essential.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and solid interpersonal skills are essential for the position.

Desired qualifications:

  • Solid Organic Chemistry academic training, and a good understanding of modern organic chemistry reactions.
  • Experience in an organic research laboratory (undergraduate or graduate research work)
  • Understanding of modern analytical methods such as HPLC/LCMS/NMR
  • Creativity, autonomy, can-do attitude, and problem solving abilities.
  • Good command of verbal/written scientific communication.

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