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 Graduate Student Internship: Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Paid Internship)

Monday, Apr. 30, 2012

Portola Pharmaceuticals Seeks Graduate Student for Paid Business Development Intern

Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
270 East Grand Avenue, South San Francisco
To apply:  Contact Danielle Olander, Director of Human Resources,

Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc is looking for a motivated MBA intern to join our business development team for the summer of 2012.  Portola is developing multiple therapeutics in the areas of cardiovascular disease, inflammation and oncology and is looking for an intern who can help our licensing efforts.


  • Support Business Development activities including in-licensing, out-licensing, development planning and commercial forecasts / valuations as needed
  • Utilize Portola resources (journals, external databases, reports, access to scientific staff) and external resources (consultants, interviews with academic scientific leaders) to refine Portola?s in-licensing opportunity pipeline
  • Create financial and valuation analysis based on expected development timing, cost, risk, and post launch P&L
  • Develop and conduct decision analysis for options around in-licensing opportunities vs. internal pipeline investment
  • Research, organize and write justifications for final recommendations
  • Present findings to senior management

---Desired Skills/Knowledge:---

  • Experience in product development, marketing, finance or business development within, or consulting for, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or medical device companies
  • A detailed understanding of the drug-development process
  • Experience developing and analyzing product based financial models
  • Strong experience with MS Excel

---Is this position:---
  Part-Time Internship

  Paid Internship

---Hours per week (approximate)---

---Internship Duration---

---Students Preferred:---
  Graduate Student


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