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Immunology 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: Gaithersburg, MD

We are currently seeking rising junior, senior and/or master/PhD students working towards a degree in biology 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 an ex-vivo assay to investigate human B/T cell activation/differentiation which is a key process for development of autoimmunity/SLE.

Provide experience and training for a student in biology, focusing on drug development, cell biology, and immunology


Primary Duties:

  • Develop experimental plans/protocols with guidance and execute experiments.
  • Develop and optimize novel human in vitro and ex vivo assays to assess immune functions.
  • Design and perform human primary immune cell isolations and functional assays including flow cytometry and 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.
  • Experience with molecular/cellular techniques, cell culture (Preferred but not required).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Highly motivated individual with ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Some previous laboratory experience.

Minimum GPA 3.0+

Location: Gaithersburg, MD

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

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