Summer Intern - Graduate (M.S. Or Ph.D.)

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
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At AstraZeneca, we pride ourselves on crafting a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, ambitious thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe.
Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to create a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office and BlueSky Hub in downtown Toronto are purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.
Our dedication to sustainability is also central to our culture and part of what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected which is why we’re taking ambitious action to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention.
We are seeking a graduate in a masters or doctoral program to join our team as a Summer intern and work on a highly visible protein engineering project. You will be responsible for training large language models in the protein space to accelerate our in-silico drug development pipeline while collaborating with experts in machine learning, computation biology, and in-silico protein structure prediction.
The Center for Artificial Intelligence (CAI) is a lab focused on applying machine learning research to the toughest challenges at AstraZeneca. We are a team of experts from different fields including Machine Intelligence, Data Science, Real World Evidence and Bioinformatics.
  • Develop training and fine-tuning strategies for improving large protein models.
  • Identify and prepare datasets for benchmarking large protein models for downstream applications.
  • Contribute to a large cross functional team at AstraZeneca responsible for redefining and accelerating our biologics drug development pipeline.
Essential Skills/Experience:
  • graduate in a masters or doctoral program
  • Available for an internship from May through August 2024
  • Strong foundational understanding of machine learning and deep learning concepts.
  • Demonstrable record of accomplishment of developing deep learning models used in real world applications.
  • Ability to read and interpret literature in the space of large language models, de novo protein design and adapt the learning to help solve open research problems.
  • Strong practical data science skills including the use of Python packages like pandas, numpy, and scikit-learn to transform datasets for model training and benchmarking.
Desirable Skills/Experience:
  • Experience working in a domain like protein engineering.
  • Experience working in a scientific research environment with cross-functional teams.
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and its processes.
Great People want to Work with us! Find out why:
  • GTAA Top Employer Award for 10 years
  • Top 100 Employers Award
  • Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture
  • Learn more about working with us in Canada
  • View our YouTube channel
Are you interested in working at AZ, apply today!
AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Canada


  • Internship

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
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