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Intern – Clinical Pharmacology, Simulation

San Diego, CA

Erasca is a clinical-stage precision oncology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing medicines for the benefit of patients with cancer. Our programs take novel approaches to shutting down one of cancer’s most commonly mutated signaling cascades, the RAS/MAPK pathway, which affects approximately 5.5 million lives each year worldwide. The name “Erasca” has an important embedded meaning: it is a contraction of our audacious hope to “erase cancer” that drives our mission and everything that we do on behalf of patients with cancer.

Intern – Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Trial Simulation

Position Summary:   

Erasca’s 2023 Summer Internship Program is a paid 8-10 week internship for a student looking for meaningful work experience in the biotechnology industry. We have designed the program to give interns hands-on project experience and the opportunity to develop professional skills and establish career networks and mentors. 

Under the mentorship of the Executive Director of Clinical Pharmacology, the Intern will establish R-based pharmacometrics tools for clinical trial simulations.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Gain experience in drug development through developing R-based computational tools under the supervision of a clinical pharmacologist. 
  • Develop R codes that could be used to perform clinical trial simulations, including population pharmacokinetic model and exposure-response model simulations.   
  • Perform simulations for clinical trial designs of interest to inform decision making in drug development. 
  • Meet regularly with mentor to discuss progress, challenges, results, and future plans.  
  • Deliver an oral presentation at the conclusion of the project.  
  • Summarize project results as a manuscript for potential publication. 
  • Work will be performed remotely with frequent telecommunication; 40 hours per week. 
  • Perform all duties in keeping with the Company’s core values, policies and all applicable regulations. 

Required Education and Experience and Desired Personal Attributes:  

  • PhD student in biostatistics, pharmaceutical sciences, bioengineering, or relevant discipline preferred, exceptional undergraduate or master’s level students may be considered. 
  • Demonstrated experience using R or similar software for statistical analysis. 
  • Background knowledge in pharmacokinetics highly preferred. 
  • Scientific writing skills for publication preferred. 
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong learning orientation, curiosity, and commitment to science and patients. 


  • Must be 18 years of age prior to scheduled start date. 
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S for any employer. We currently do not offer visa sponsorship to interns. 
  • Must be able to commit to the full 8-10 week time frame. 
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. 

ADA Notation: 

  • Frequent communication (talking/hearing). 
  • Regular sitting and reaching with arms. 
  • Vision requirements: close, distance, peripheral, color and depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • Computer use: 95% of the time.


The anticipated salary range for this position is $25.00 to 40.00 per hour, depending on education. 

Along with our casual, collaborative, and fun work and the chance to make your mark in our mission to erase cancer, Erasca offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off, Holiday, and Sick Leave, Medical, Dental and Vision Plans, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Basic and Voluntary Life/AD&D Coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA, HSA, and Commute), Critical Illness and Accident Coverage, Pet Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, 401(k) Plan with Erasca contribution, and the opportunity to participate in an Employee Stock Purchase Program. 

Erasca, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of sex , race, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.