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Emergent BioSolutions | Gaithersburg, MD
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Job Description

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

The summer internship for college students consists of a temporary flexible plan of training to scientific techniques, and performance of laboratory procedures combined with data analysis. The intern will report for 4 to 8 hours per day for 8 to 10 weeks which is designated prior to initiating the internship. At completion, the intern provides Powerpoint slides as a summary report or provides a draft written report. During the internship the student will maintain an Emergent Laboratory Notebook following EPDG good documentation practices. While in the laboratory the intern will follow safety procedures. The procedures performed by the intern will consist of ELISA, ELISpot, cell culture, procedures associated with antibody characterization, and manipulation of equipment used for laboratory methods or documentation practices. Some biological materials will be used as assay samples. Corporate requirements restrict data and findings to Emergent staff. Information that leaves the Emergent site for purposes related to the student, such as for applications for monetary scholarships or to meet independent study requirements, will be redacted to protect Company intellectual property.


Adhere to Company safety guidelines. Maintain progress during the internship toward the specific goals outlined for the intern. Follow good documentation practices. Complete all required training.

Education, Experience & Skills

High School diploma. Registration at a college or university for the previous academic year and for the subsequent academic year. This is an entry level position designed to provide introductory scientific laboratory experience. No previous laboratory experience is required but will assist.

Physical/Mental Requirements

Type/keyboard, visual acuity, good eye/hand coordination, stand, walk, sit, twist/turn, climb, reach outward, reach above shoulder, hand dexterity, bend, squat/kneel, sense of feel, sense of smell, lift/carry 10 lbs, and pull 10 lbs. Use phone, fax, copier, and computer. Organize/coordinate, analyze/interpret, calibrate precise measurements, problem solve, make decisions, supervise, plan, communicate, prepare written communications. Equipment operation noise above conversation level with monitored access to a laboratory.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.

About Emergent BioSolutions

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of vaccines and immune-related therapeutics that assist the body's immune system to prevent or treat disease. The Company develop vaccines and therapeutics for use against biological agents that are potential weapons of bioterrorism and biowarfare and infectious diseases that have resulted in significant unmet or underserved public health needs. It manufactures and markets BioThrax, also referred to as anthrax vaccine adsorbed, the only vaccine approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for the prevention of anthrax infection. BioThrax is approved for pre-exposure prevention of anthrax infection by all routes of exposure, including inhalation. In addition to the BioThrax product, the Company have product candidates in advanced stages of development and earlier stages of development. (Source: 10-K)