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Biology 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 .  


We are currently a student working towards a a bachelor's degree (rising junior or rising senior) or master's degree in biology or related field for a 10-12 week summer internship.


Objectives/Goals of the Position:

Next-generation sequencing has been used extensively in the QC of our antibody production cell line. While commercial assays supports mutation profiling of variable regions, we have observed low-frequency mutations in the constant regions that cannot be profiled by commercial assays. The Intern is supposed to test customized single cell sequencing assays based on Illumina and Nanopore sequencing for mutation profiling of antibody production cell lines.


Primary Duties:

Design and perform experiment, perform data analysis and present results.

Position Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Basic molecular biology experience is required
  • Basic bioinformatic knowledge is highly preferred
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Location Gaithersburg, MD  

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