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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 rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors, master or PhD-level students working towards a degree in chemistry, biology, or bioengineering for a 10-12 week internship during the summer of 2023. 

Objectives/Goals of the Position:

Provide hands-on experiences through laboratory experiments and drug development-related research: specifically developing /optimizing disulfide bond mapping methods to robustly determine protein disulfide linkages by mass spectrometry.

Primary Duties:

  • Develop experimental plans/protocols with guidance and execute experiments.
  • Develop and optimize disulfide bond mapping method (non-reduced peptide mapping) by MS.
  • Design and perform redox experiment to evaluate disulfide bond stability.
  • 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
  • Rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors, master or PhD-level students working towards a degree in chemistry, biology, or bioengineering.
  • Experience working in a BSL-1/2 laboratory.
  • Experience using micropipettes, GxP documentation.
  • Basic understanding of proteins and their structures.
  • Basic understanding of chemistry and impact of buffer systems on protein charge separation.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0+ 
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Location Gaithersburg, MD  

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