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Quality Assurance (QA) Intern 

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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 .  

Location: Frederick, MD

We are currently seeking candidates who are working towards obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Statistics, or a related field for an internship during the summer of 2022. 

Objectives/Goals of the Position:

The intern will develop a process for Data Trending visualization for the data that is available within the Quality Systems (specifically EQV, but also other systems such as FileTrail inventory system and TW). This effort would add agility to the customer service, trend analysis, and overall performance for the site for forums such as Tiers, QMR, QuaSAR, COP, continuous improvement projects, etc. 

The intern will also work with the QA Validation team to improve data visualization tools for consolidating and analyzing Risk Assessment content.  

Primary Duties:

A. Performs selected quality assurance activities, dependent upon assigned area, including the following:

• Reads, understands, and follows SOP’s and complies with cGMP’s

• Writes new standard operating procedures or revises existing documentation utilizing document management systems.

•Electronic system usage with tools such as EQV, Trackwise, FileTrail SAP.

B. Understands basic scientific principles and cGMP. 

• Basic knowledge of functional procedures and routine activities within core area.

• Applies knowledge to recurring, standardized tasks.

• Uses basic analytical skills to develop solutions to task-related problems.

• Escalates/seeks support for more complex problems as appropriate.

C. Works under regular and routine supervision following standard procedures. 

• Receives detailed instructions for new assignments.

• Priorities are set by others.

• Work is reviewed for accuracy and completeness.

• Contributes to department goals through quality and efficiency of standard work.

• Contacts are primarily with department peers and supervisor and cross-functionally with peers/supervisors from other internal departments.

• Conduct activities and interactions consistent with Company values and in compliance with the Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards relevant to your role.  Complete all required training on the AZ Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards on time.  Report potential issues of non-compliance.

Position Requirements
  • Rising undergraduate juniors or seniors majoring in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Statistics, or a related field.
  • Meticulous approach to work (attention to detail).
  • Creative mindset and ability to approach a problem creatively (problem-solving).
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficient with computers and associated software for the purposes of managing and presenting data in a variety of ways.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of electronic systems.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0.
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Location Frederick, MD  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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