Arvinas is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leading the way in targeted protein degradation therapeutics. Arvinas is the first company to focus solely on protein degradation and its platform technology is the most advanced in the field. Since its founding in 2013, Arvinas’ PROTAC® Discovery Engine has been driving the most significant breakthroughs in the industry. Arvinas’ pipeline encompasses a range of validated and undruggable targets in oncology, immuno-oncology, and neuroscience. This includes three clinical-stage programs: ARV-110 and ARV-766, which are being developed as potential treatments for men with late-line metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer, and ARV-471, which is being developed as a potential treatment for patients with breast cancer.

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Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to work with our growing Neuroscience team. This is a laboratory-based role, where your focus will be to develop, implement and execute innovative approaches to investigate mechanisms of protein degradation that will translate to novel drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The Neuroscience team is seeking a motivated and technically skilled student majoring in neuroscience or related biological sciences. The student should have strong interest in neuroscience and learning about CNS drug discovery and development. This position will focus on ex vivo assay development to help build pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic relationships to advance PROTAC degrader molecules.

This full-time, summer position reports into a Research Scientist, and will be located at our headquarters in New Haven, CT.


Principal Responsibilities

The Student will be trained by an Arvinas neuroscience Mentor in the basic day-to-day processes that support preclinical drug discovery for neurology indications. Through experiential learning, the Student will become proficient in basic principles of pharmacology as well as how to design, coordinate, execute, and analyze in vivo pharmacology experiments.

Key responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

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Arvinas is an Equal Opportunity employer