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Formulation Science Cell Therapy 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 Junior, Senior and Master/PhD students studying Biological science, chemistry, biochemical/chemical engineering, or a related field for a 10-12 week internship during the summer of 2023.


Objectives/Goals of the Position:

  • Evaluating the feasibility of a metabolic activity and mitochondrial function assay post-thaw and assessing the results compared to current viability assays for our cell therapy products.
  • The goal of this internship would be to assist in developing a metabolic activity and mitochondrial function assay to help better assess cell health post-thaw.
  • The individual will be responsible for harvesting the cells, formulating the cells, cryopreserving in a controlled-rate freezer, thawing the cellular material, and performing post-thaw assays to assess cellular health.
  • At the end of the internship, the intern will be responsible for presenting their results and writing a summary of their findings.
Position Requirements


  • Biological science, chemistry, biochemical/chemical engineering

  • Cell culture and aseptic technique are required.

  • Experience with automated cell counting, cell-based assays, and controlled rate freezing are desired.

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0


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

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