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Research & Development Internship - Basic Science  

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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: Gaithersburg,MD

We are currently seeking a rising junior, senior or master PhD student for a 10-12 week internship during the summer of 2023. 

You will be assigned a challenging research project requiring creative thinking, problem solving, and teamwork as you interact with other personnel throughout our winning organization.

In addition, you will have fun while adding value and encountering outstanding career development support.


Provide hands-on experiences through laboratory experiments and drug development-related research: specifically developing /optimizing a robust in vitro assay to measure the T cell regulatory profile upon co-culture with human macrophages.

Primary Duties:

  • Develop experimental plans/protocols with guidance and execute experiments.
  • Develop and optimize novel human in vitro assays to assess immune functions.
  • Design and perform immune cell isolations and functional assays, Microscopic analysis, ELISA assays.
  • Work in highly collaborative manner in a multidisciplinary team in a matrix- environment.
  • Write protocols, methods and provide scientific interpretation of results.
  • Present data at lab/departmental meetings.
Position Requirements
  • Currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or graduate program - Bachelor of Science in immunology, biology, biotechnology, or related field of study.
  • Highly motivated individual
  • Some previous laboratory experience.
  • Experience with microscopy,  immunological assays, cell culture (Preferred).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0+

Location: Gaithersburg, MD

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

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