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Congratulations on your decision to pursue an international co-op! The process involves two steps and both must be completed by the application deadline indicated below (App Deadline) but not necessarily in this order. You must apply to the position and a mandatory meeting with an international team member is required. This meeting can be scheduled by calling 215-895-2185.
For any questions, please contact the international team at:

HEC Pharmaceuticals
Dongguan, Guangdong, China; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall/Winter
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Drexel undergraduate students enrolled in a co-op program
Dates / Deadlines:

Academic Year below always refers to the start of each academic year. Fall is the first term in an academic year and it always starts in September of every year. Please refer to the start and end date listed below for appropriate application term. If you do not see the date range applicable to you, please contact the International Co-op Team. Click here for more co-op terms details.
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Min. GPA Requirement: 2.8 Number of Positions: Multiple
Eligible Major(s): Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry
Program Description:

HEC Pharmaceuticals

Program at a Glance           
Country: People’s Republic of China
City: DongGuan (near HongKong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen)

Company Information/Description
Founded in 1997 in Shenzhen, HEC is a large enterprise that focuses on new drug R&D, pharmaceutical manufacturing and sales and marketing. HEC is headquartered in Shenzhen with its R&D center located in nearby Chang’An, Dongguan within one hour of Hong Kong.  HEC has more than 16,000 employees worldwide and the R&D Research Institute with 1500 scientists.

HEC’s R &D drug discovery covers broad disease areas including cancer, cardiovascular, metabolic, immunological, neuronal and infectious diseases.  Our research includes small molecule drug discovery as well as biologics and molecular cell therapy.  We have strong teams in medicinal, analytical and CMC chemistry, as well as molecular biology, pharmacology and toxicology, etc.  

Job Title: Biology and Chemistry Research Co-op

Job Description:  For biology area labs, the student will conduct drug discovery research within project teams in the areas of molecular and cell biology, disease model development, in vitro and in vivo compound activity assessment, data analysis and documentation.  For chemistry students, they will be involved in small molecule design, chemical synthesis, compound purification and analysis by using LC/MS, etc.  The students are also required to participate in seminars, lab meetings and conference calls with biology and chemistry CROs.

Required Job Skills:        Basic biology and/or chemistry lab experience
Number of Positions:       2-4 per cycle
Hours per Week:             40
GPA Requirement:          2.8 minimum
Majors:  Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry
Language Requirement:   English  


  • $600/month
  • Company will pick up students from airport
  • Meals will subsidized at on-site cafeteria

Housing: Housing is provided with everything covered (utilities, internet, etc.).

Financial Award: Eligible students will be considered for a financial award from Steinbright Career Development Center. U.S. citizens are eligible for $10,000 in funding  from the Freeman Foundation and Steinbright.

Visa: Steinbright will assist students in obtaining a visa.



This program is currently not accepting applications.

Steinbright Career Development Center
International Co-op • 3201 Arch Street Suite 250

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Voice: 215.895.2185 • Fax: 215.895.1473