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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Intern, Cell Line Development in New Haven, Connecticut

Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chance to change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.

This is what you will do:

You will be involved in daily experimental tasks and analysis to support and gain experience in cell line development. You will be working in a cross-functional environment, collaborating with other scientific staff in Upstream Process Development.

You will be responsible for:

  • Conducting experimental studies to develop, optimize, and characterize processes for cell line development and characterization.

  • Qualifying the cell line generation process to ensure monoclonality.

  • Documenting study results in notebooks, forms, and technical reports.

  • Communicating and presenting scientific findings in process development groups.

  • Assisting in laboratory management and maintenance.

    You will need to have:

  • Completed some or most of core courses towards a BA or BS degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related discipline.

  • Proficiency in asecptc cell culture technique.

  • Ability to provide creative solutions and to perform tasks accurately and reproducibly.

  • Experience with MS Office software including: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills and strong interpersonal skills;

  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in a lab environment. As is typical of a lab-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: lift/carry 15/30 pounds unassisted/assisted; work comfortably in a controlled environment with and around biological, infectious, and hazardous materials; gown/degown PPE; use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

    We would prefer for you to have:

  • 0-1 years of experience working in a relevant laboratory setting.

  • Experience with mammalian cell culture.

  • Experience with computer programming.

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Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at: www.alexion.com.

Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion provides reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding an accommodation, please contact accommodations@Alexion.com. Alexion participates in E-Verify.

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more.

AstraZeneca completed its acquisition of Alexion, marking the creation of Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease. If you're interested in career opportunities with AstraZeneca, click here (https://careers.astrazeneca.com/) .

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