2020 Summer Internship - Discovery Informatics & IT

Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S

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2020 Summer Internship - Discovery Informatics & IT

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2020 Summer Internship - Discovery Informatics & ITJob Description:

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a globally recognized, research-driven, biopharmaceutical company with more than 65 years of history. Headquartered in Switzerland, Ferring is privately owned with over 6,000 employees in nearly 60 countries. The Global Drug Discovery and External Innovation organization includes teams in Denmark (IPC), and San Diego (FRI), in addition to teams across Asia, Europe and other US locations. These groups support all Ferring therapeutic areas with a network of external innovation teams that establish strategic partnerships and collaborations. The Global Drug Discovery and External Innovation team has a focus in the fields of fertility & maternal health, urology/uro-oncology, and GI/liver/microbiome.

People Come First at Ferring. The Ferring Philosophy places people at the heart of what we do. This guides our relations with patients, physicians, employees, and other stakeholders. We invite you to share our passion for people and the power of science.

The Ferring Research Institute was established in San Diego, California in 1996 as the company’s center of excellence for peptide research. More than 80 people work at its state-of-the-art research facility located in the heart of the Southern California biopharmaceutical community.

The Summer Internship Program is designed to enable students to gain hands-on work experience in an area related to their academic field of study or interest, while experiencing the unique environment and culture here at FRI. Students accepted to the program will receive opportunities to build their knowledge while actively contributing to Ferring objectives.


The Discovery Informatics & IT Department at FRI is currently seeking a summer intern to contribute to implement our data management strategy and governance for our database that supports all our in-house applications, including and not limited to our global compound database and our local data warehouse. This effort supports our global R&D Data Strategy program.


  • Perform non-complex data management on our Oracle database.
  • Perform non-complex in-house application maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Improve data integrity, such as to identify and fix compound database discrepancies.
  • Enhance and augment existing scripts to identify database discrepancies early.


The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic problem solver with a strong interest in databases. Applicant should be dependable, highly motivated, and have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work well in teams, multitask, and present ideas clearly and concisely.

  • BS in Computer Science, completed or in progress, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of SQL and database (experience with Oracle server is a plus).
  • Entry level experience with scripting language (i.e. perl, JavaScript)
  • Familiarity with Biology is a plus, but not necessary.
  • Attention to detail and thorough.

Standard Internship Requirements:

  • Ability to complete the entire 10-week session (time off should be arranged before/after the program)
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA or above; college transcript required
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
  • Pass a drug screen and background check
  • Resume & Cover Letter
  • Phone Interview(s) – HR and Hiring Manager
  • Complete and successfully pass all compliance modules
  • Assessment presentation at the end of the session (mandatory)

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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