Process Chemistry Intern

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Job Description

What will you be doing?

In this position you will be working alongside AZ scientists in the laboratory, using cutting edge technology to:

  • Design synthetic routes for drug substance
  • Develop robust well understood & sustainable processes suitable for scale-up and manufacture of drug substance
  • Use your chemistry knowledge to solve problems
  • Technology transfer of drug substance methods to manufacturing
  • Learn about process safety and hazards of a chemical reaction
  • Helping to design, develop and implement best practice in Chemical Development

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.

We are looking to appoint students enrolled on the Royal Society of Chemistry Broadening Horizons programme. Enthusiasm, professionalism and a sense of fun are key to this role, as well as the ability to work as part of a team. You should be curious about industrial pharmaceutical chemistry and passionate about using cutting edge science to develop and deliver medicines which make a difference to patients’ lives. You should also have a good academic background and be prepared to apply your knowledge of pharmacy and the patient in a practical way.

This role is aimed at students who are interested in gaining practical work experience, developing their understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, building a network and seeing where their skills may align with a future career within the pharmaceutical industry.

What can we offer you?

This Summer Internship position is available at our Macclesfield (Cheshire) site. The opportunity is available in the process chemistry team in the pharmaceutical technology and development department. During the (8-12) week placement you will gain a useful insight into the Pharmaceutical industry and the variety of opportunities available to Chemists within our organisation.

Role requirements.

Applications for Summer Internships will be open until 23/02/2024 and you can expect to hear from us by the 05/03/2024. Interviews will be held w/c 11th March and will be virtual. The placements will take place from May/June for (8-12) weeks. A salary will be paid.

Applicants must be a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Broadening Horizons programme and this will be checked during the application process.

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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