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R&D Biopharmaceuticals 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 .  

Title: R&D Biopharmaceuticals Intern

Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Duration: 12 weeks

Do you want to be a leader who helps define and shape the future? Are you a game-changer?
We invite you to join our Summer Intern Team– and work with a world-class group of people who are creative, ambitious, and driven to excel. Our Research and Development Scientists are transforming the industry. Currently the Research and Development function is offering an internship opportunity to conduct research to support established research programs and projects in collaboration with other Research & Development scientists.


Project: Facilitate the Implementation of Raman Spectroscopy in Cell Culture Development

Design and implement a system to multiplex a Raman spectrometer to multiple bioreactors, enabling more efficient data collection.

Design models of specific analyte concentrations using data collected from the Raman.


Operating 3L bioreactors.

Operating the Raman.

Model creation using SIMCA or preferred software.

Position Requirements
  • A rising sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in a bachelor's program within biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, biological engineering, biomedical engineering, robotics, or related field.
  • Good communication skills, writing, and record-keeping
  • Must take initiative, demonstrate leadership skills, be eager to learn
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Ability to relocate to Gaithersburg, MD for the summer
  • Aseptic technique experience
  • Knowledge of python or other statistical analysis software
  • Basic engineering knowledge.

To participate in the AstraZeneca Intern Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program, returning to the academic program following AstraZeneca assignment
  • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date


Competitive wages

Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Location Gaithersburg, MD  

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