4 Mar 2017

Internship Intern: CVMD (SW)

AstraZeneca – Posted by acsgetexperience Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

Job Description

MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecule and biologic prescription medicines. MedImmune 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.

We are currently seeking candidates who are working towards obtaining a Bacholor’s degree in Biology, Biotechnology Pharmacology or a related field for an internship during the summer of 2017. This summer internship opportunity in Biologics- CMVD.

The candidate will be part of a team involved in characterizing in vivo pharmacology of novel compounds in rodent models for possible treatment of diabetes and/or other metabolic disorders.

Core Responsibilities:

The intern will be involved with helping to perform rodent studies to support CVMD programs. This will include studies designed to better understand efficacy and mechanism of action of possible therapeutic compounds. By being involved in these experiments, the candidate will learn a basic understanding of in vivo pharmacology using rodent metabolic models. These studies will include evaluating compounds acute and chronic effects on food intake, body weight, and glucose tolerance. Additionally, the candidate may work with models of kidney disease and evaluate therapeutic compounds effects on blood pressure and plasma/serum kidney protein markers. The candidate will run wet-lab work including ELISAs, tissue lipid measurements, and clinical chemistry assays to further support the in vivo experiments. The candidate will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data. The candidate will be expected to present updates to the CVMD department and present a poster or presentation at the end of the internship.

Position Requirements:

  • Basic laboratory skills
  • Some experience in mouse and/or rat handling would be a plus.
  • Current Junior and Senior candidates.
  • Grade Point Average 3.0 or better

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Job Categories: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Other, and Pharmaceutical Sci./Medicinal Chem.. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: industry and summer. Salaries: Paid.

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