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 state-of-the-art analytical techniques. This may include chromatographic (HPLC, GC, CE, SFC), spectroscopic (NMR UV, FTIR), hyphenated (LC-MS, GC-MS) and other crucial 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 discipline (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 24th June – 30th August 2024.

A successful candidate in this role should ideally have:

  • Strong teamworking skills
  • Ability to show leadership and initiative
  • Ability to demonstrate their background in analytical chemistry knowledge, through university studies and/or previous work experience
  • Practical laboratory skills through university or previous work experience

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this role please apply online, submit a CV and provide answers to the questionnaire.

Opening Date for Applications: 2nd February 2024

What are we looking for?

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. We’re deeply committed to our strategy of being a great place to work. For us, that includes fostering an environment where everyone can be among inclusive, supportive individuals with curious minds.

A company that genuinely follows the science and values individuals at all levels, you’ll be backed and encouraged to speak up, ask questions, and share ideas to push the boundaries of science and continuously learn and explore.

Our purpose is bold and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and innovative company means building a dynamic, inspiring culture where we celebrate entrepreneurial thinking and act with a sense of urgency. We are courageous, taking risks and learning from both success and failure. We are curious, creative, and open to new ideas and ways of working. Above all, we are passionate about science and driven to always put patients first. When you join us, you will be part of a great place to work; in an environment that energizes and empowers each of us to achieve our goal to develop and deliver medicines.

Date Posted


Closing Date

23-Feb-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.