Analytical Chemistry Summer Internship

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Analytical Chemistry Summer Internship

Locations: Macclesfield (UK)

Salary: Competitive

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. We work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing.

Pharmaceutical Technology and Development (PT&D) are the bridge that turns brilliant science into actual medicines that help millions of people. We work across the entire value chain, designing and delivering active ingredients, formulations and devices required to support new medicines – from supplies for use in early toxicology studies and clinical trials to developing the technology to ensure drugs can be scaled up for commercial manufacture.

We are looking to recruit for 10-week summer internships in Analytical Chemistry in Macclesfield, UK.

You will join one of our project teams working with world class scientists to progress the development of life-changing medicines. You will have the opportunity to learn about analytical techniques in-depth, develop your investigative skills and lead your own 10-week analytical chemistry-based project. Your independent project will be supporting the development of pharmaceutical drugs by using pioneering analytical techniques. This includes chromatographic (HPLC, GC, CE, SFC), spectroscopic (NMR UV, FTIR), hyphenated (LC-MS, GC-MS) and other essential techniques (ICP-OES and XRPD). You will ensure that work is performed in accordance with appropriate Safety, Health & Environment (SHE), quality and compliance standards, e.g. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).

You will also have the opportunity to enhance your transferable skills to extend your proficiency as a scientist by presenting your work to other scientists and wider teams that will enhance your communication skills.

Essential Candidate Requirements:

  • Currently undertaking an undergraduate degree in Chemistry or related subject area (e.g. Natural Sciences)
  • Should have completed the first/second year of their degree, and be starting the second/third year or study.
  • Be performing at a high level, equivalent to achieving a 1st or 2:1 class degree.
  • Able to provide an expected time commitment of 37.5 hours per Monday-Friday working week on Campus between 26th June – 1st August 2023.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for the roles without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this role please click and apply online providing answers to all of the questions.

Closing Date for Applications: 20th February 2023 with interviews expected to take place mid March 2023.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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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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