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Legal Intern

Pliant Therapeutics

Pliant Therapeutics

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South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Pliant Therapeutics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapies for fibrotic diseases. Founded by Third Rock Ventures with world-renowned academic thought leaders, Pliant is raising the bar to meet the unmet medical needs of physicians, patients and families impacted by fibrotic diseases. As the leader in the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of fibrotic diseases, Pliant is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically designed to impact the fibrotic process.

The Company’s lead product candidate, bexotegrast (PLN-74809), is an oral small molecule, selective inhibitor of the αvβ1 and αvβ6 integrins that play a key role in multiple fibrotic pathways. Bexotegrast has received Fast Track Designation and Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for both idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and Orphan Drug Designation from the European Medicines Agency in IPF and PSC. Pliant is currently conducting BEACON-IPF, a Phase 2b trial of bexotegrast for the treatment of IPF and INTEGRIS-PSC, a Phase 2a trial of bexotegrast for the treatment of PSC.

Pliant has also developed PLN-1474, a small molecule, selective inhibitor of αvß1 for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH with liver fibrosis. Pliant is conducting a Phase 1 study for its third clinical program, PLN-101095, a small molecule, dual-selective inhibitor of αvß8 and αvß1 integrins, that is being developed for the treatment of solid tumors. The Company also has discovery and development programs in oncology and muscular dystrophies.


An opening is available for Pliant's Summer Internship Program with the Legal department! We have a summer internship available for a college, law or business school student looking to gain knowledge and experience in Pliant’s Legal department. The Legal Intern will provide support on a variety of legal and business management initiatives, including corporate governance, securities filings, company transactions, intellectual property, healthcare compliance, privacy and security, and employment, among others (including, and perhaps especially, areas where YOU have an interest). This is a great opportunity for an intellectually curious student to learn about the fascinating world of biotechnology and drug development.

This is not a remote role; our office is located in South San Francisco. Pliant’s Internship Program will start June 10th and end August 9th.


  • Conduct extensive research and complete special projects as needed.
  • Respond to queries from internal clients.
  • Attend meetings with the Legal team and other colleagues.
  • Assist in the preparation for Pliant’s annual meeting.
  • Review and draft securities filings.
  • Draft, review and redline basic legal agreements and documents, including consulting agreements and advisory board agreements, and perform any related due diligence activities.
  • Review and provide comments on medical and commercial materials from a legal perspective.
  • Work with Pliant business groups to understand and find efficient, practical solutions to their legal requirements.
  • Create Legal team operational documents.
  • Assist with the sourcing, qualifying and implementation of legal tech tools.
  • Other tasks depending on the business needs of the organization.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, abilities and prior experience required.

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Currently enrolled at an accredited law school and already completed one semester/quarter.
  • 1-2 years’ work experience in a customer facing role, e.g. retail, restaurant, warehouse.
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Exceptional organizational, written and oral communication and project management skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information using excellent discretion and judgment.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work both independently and as a team player.
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to accept new responsibilities in a fast-paced, multi-project environment.
  • Must be available for the entire length of the program.

Pliant requires all interns to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date. (subject to any legally required exemptions).

The hourly rate for undergraduate students is $20/hr and $22/hr for graduate students.

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