Intern: Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • AstraZeneca
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Feb 28, 2020
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AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecule and biologic prescription medicines. AstraZeneca is pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas, including respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity; cardiovascular and metabolic disease; oncology; neuroscience; and infection and vaccines.

What are the objectives/goals of the position?

  • Understand and utilize bioassay principle to develop a novel method for generating FBS-free RSV and benefit over current method that uses FBS/generates inconsistent RSV batches.
  • Develop robust assay for determining RSV-therapeutic antibody/peptide relationship and biological functions

What are the primary duties of this position?

Conduct cell culture, bioassay training and assay design to evaluate the relationship between peptide/protein structure and biological function such as mAb’s anti-RSV activity

Position Requirements:

  • Seeking candidates pursuing a degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Bio/Chemical Engineering or other life sciences related major
  • Lab work experience, cell culture
  • data processing skills a plus

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form, High School