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Medicinal Chemistry Intern 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
About the Organization AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit www.astrazeneca.com.



 
Description

Location: Waltham, MA

We are currently seeking rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors working towards obtaining a degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or any related discipline in the STEM field for a 10-12 week internship during the summer of 2022. 

Objectives/Goals of this Position:

The primary objective of the Medicinal Chemistry Intern is to assist drug discovery efforts in synthetic, analytical/structural or computational chemistry.

Primary Duties:

Applicants will select a sub-speciality in either synthetic, analytical/structural, or computational chemistry to focus on during their internship:

Synthetic chemists are expected synthesize, purify, acquire and analyze data of chemical intermediates from multi-step syntheses and final drug candidates that are submitted for biological evaluation, while following safety/environmental protocols and documenting experiments in laboratory notebooks.

Analytical/structural chemists are expected to purify, acquire and analyze data to characterize purity, structural, dynamical and physicochemical properties of chemical compounds, while following safety/environmental protocols and documenting experiments in laboratory notebooks.

Computational chemists are expected to apply state-of-the-art scientific software to generate and/or evaluate new molecule ideas with the prediction of physical chemical properties and binding affinity.

 
Position Requirements
  • Rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors working towards obtaining a degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or any related discipline in the STEM field.
  • Completion of organic chemistry I/II and the accompanying organic chemistry laboratory coursework is required.
  • Undergraduate research is preferred but not required.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 preferred.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Location Waltham, MA  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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