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Intern: Discovery Sciences Compound Management  

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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: Waltham, MA

We are currently seeking candidates Sophomore, Junior, Senior undergraduates in Biology, biochemistry, chemistry, engineering or related fields for an internship assignment during the summer of 2022.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Gain practical, bench-based drug discovery knowledge and experience in a pharmaceutical R&D setting.
  • Learn cutting-edge technology for drug development in a fully automated setting.
  • Gain exposure to advanced laboratory automation and robotics.


Primary Duties:

  • Maintain compound (chemical) production through learning automation and robotics
  • Support a variety of molecular and cellular biology experiments
  • Test drug candidates using biochemical and cell-based assays
  • Collect and analyze experimental results; Record experimental procedures and scientific findings in lab notebook
  • Summarize and present frequent updates at project team meeting
  • Contribute to the advancement in quality and sustainability efforts.
Position Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Must be a current college student who has completed biology/ biochemistry/ chemistry or engineering courses
  • Knowledge of basic biology techniques (e.g. cell culture, basic lab math skills, etc.) is preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of modern engineering principals and application
  • Strong enthusiasm and work ethics; Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, experience with Lab Based software a Plus.
  • Strong desired to pursue a scientific career in the future
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0+
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Location Waltham, MA  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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