13 Feb, 2024

Downstream Process Development Intern

  • AstraZeneca
  • New Haven, CT, USA
Developer Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

This is what you will do:

The process development intern is responsible for performing assigned experimental and/or theoretical tasks to support the development of Alexion’s therapeutic protein candidates. The intern will learn and apply principles of biologics process development in one or more of the following: chromatography, filtration, ultrafiltration/ diafiltration, and high throughout analytical support. The intern will also be responsible for performing literature searches on assigned project, work with cross-functional teams, perform experimentation with guidance, and be able to present on the work performed as a presentation and technical report.

You will be responsible for:

  • Literature search on the project to learn about current developments
  • Being trained on relevant equipment and systems being utilized for the project
  • Execute experimental studies to optimize a process and/or develop tools critical in biologics process development
  • Working with Downstream Process Development  team to develop tools essential in process development
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to meet the needs of the study
  • Document findings in electronic notebook, reports, and presentations
  • Communicate all findings to relevant business units

You will need to have:

  • Students working on BS in biology, chemistry, or engineering are welcome to apply
  • 0-2 years experience working in relevant laboratory setting
  • Coursework completed in biology, chemistry, engineering, or related field
  • Good interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Desire and ability to learn new techniques and use problem-solving skills
  • Physical elements: Bending, standing, working with small parts, reaching, kneeling

We would prefer for you to have:

  • Experience with AKTA/protein purification, experimental design, analytical experience, buffer prep
  • Basic lab skills (ie: pipetting, weighing components, pH/conductivity measurements)

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.


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