Imagine going to work to get energized

People say they can feel the difference when they walk in the lobby. That’s how exciting it is to work at Intercept.

Intercept has grown to more than 500 employees across the globe. With a different approach to biopharmaceutical development, people look to Intercept for far more than financial success. We've become a model for the future of biopharma across the globe. Yet Intercept is still a group of people who enjoy working together to solve serious medical problems with breakthrough technology.

Inspired at Intercept: Lizzie Cranwell, Senior Executive Assistant to President, International

Lizzie Cranwell

When you joined Intercept:
January 2015

What brought you to Intercept:
The challenge of working in a small start-up pharma company, having come from 10 years within “big pharma.” Also, more importantly for me was the opportunity to get to make a difference and work with wider teams to bring a new product to the market that would be the start of a new world and lifeline for patients with PBC.

What inspires you about the work you’re doing:
I feel very lucky to work with a great group of people. Also, seeing everything that has come together so quickly within the last three years is just incredible! If we can achieve what we have in three years, just imagine what we can achieve going forward as a company. All of this, of course, starts and ends with our patients. The difference that we can make in the lives of people with PBC and NASH is a huge driver for our employees in their day to day roles. No matter what area of the business you’re in, we all make an impact to our end goal.

What are some of the different roles you’ve had at Intercept and what were the key learnings and experiences gained from them?
My main role has always been as the Senior Executive Assistant to Lisa Bright, President, International. However, since day one there have been many additional aspects to this role that have brought new challenges and opportunities for me. I have worked with our HR & Facilities Team in the U.S. to secure office space in London for our Head Office for International, worked to recruit the administrative teams within London and Europe, and became the Travel Manager for the International Region.

A fun fact about yourself:
A few years ago when travelling in New Zealand, I thought it would be a great idea to do a bungee jump. With a bungee around my waist, I walked to the ledge of the most amazing cliff over the ocean. Then, I had to take a running jump of the ledge and free fall at a drop of 43 meters before the bungee took hold. The only advice they gave me was, “don’t stop, keep running, even when your brain tells you not too, and scream.” I did it—terrified, proud and in shock. It was amazing, however, I’d never do it again!

Our mission is your mission.

We are working to develop and commercialize novel therapeutics to treat chronic liver diseases.

We value people who share our passion.

Intercept is a company growing exponentially, yet we retain an entrepreneurial spirit. Everyone we hire is crucial to our company’s success. Intercept is a place where we are all connected... to each other, to our patients and their caregivers, and to our families. So once you get here, you’ll want to stay (there’s extremely low turnover). Why? You’ll be empowered to do the best work of your career.

It’s fun to work at Intercept.

When success walks in the door at Intercept, luck doesn’t usually have much to do with it. Intercept employees work hard and play hard. When someone needs help, we all pitch in. And when we find a new way to help people in the liver disease community, we all celebrate together.

A day in the life of Intercept.

If you started at Intercept tomorrow, you might meet a patient with PBC who has come to speak with us. We invite patients to share their stories with our employees so we all feel the same passion and commitment toward getting our therapies out into the world. Or you might be asked to take a hike—down to Hudson River Park to raise funds for the American Liver Association. Whether you work in New York, California, or London, every employee is empowered to give back to the liver disease community.

One company. Multiple locations.

It all started in New York, and now we have new corporate offices located in Hudson Yards. Our San Diego office is also new and is an impressive 50,000-square-foot facility. Intercept's European headquarters is located in London, United Kingdom.

Many new hires within the next 2 years.

Now is a great time to find a new home at Intercept. We’re looking for good people in practically every category imaginable. If you have sales, marketing, regulatory, or scientific expertise, we’d like to talk to you.

What are we looking for? Experts in their fields who aren’t afraid to take a step beyond the expected. People at Intercept have a smart, fun, creative vibe. Consider joining our group of academically accomplished, forward-thinking, diverse professionals.

Intercept is a different kind of biopharma company.

What about you? Are you looking for a different kind of challenge? A career where relationships are as important as advancement?

At Intercept, you’ll find

  • Dedication to innovative research and patient well-being
  • The chance to make your mark in a welcoming community
  • Colleagues who support you and want to hear from you
  • Liberty to express and follow up on your ideas
  • The ability to make a difference to the liver disease community

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