Developing a method for characterizing and improving stem cell differentiation
Are you a master student with a hunger for science and eager to learn more about stem cell differentiation and the next generation therapeutics? Do you like molecular and cellular biology techniques and are looking for an inspiring master thesis project starting in the spring 2022? Then this project at the new Cell Therapy Department at AstraZeneca could be interesting to You!
Thesis project: 30 credits
Student location: AstraZeneca, Gothenburg, Sweden
Start: January 2022
Biopharmaceuticals R&D is now building a new cell therapy department with the goal to establish AstraZeneca as a world-leader in the stem cell field and to build a competitive pipeline within cell therapy across disease areas within Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism (CVRM) and Respiratory and Inflammation (R&I). By directing differentiation of pluripotent stem cells into precursor cells or to mature cell types, novel therapies can be developed targeting a wide range of diseases such as heart failure, kidney and liver diseases.
The project aims to develop a novel analytical method that will be used for optimizing differentiation protocols.
The primary focus of the project will be to culture pluripotent stem cells and differentiate them towards cardiac cells. Samples from the differentiation process will be collected and analyzed, e.g. using ELISA and flow cytometry.
- A strong interest in stem cell science.
- Highly motivated, having a scientific mindset and can easily comprehend and apply ideas from the literature.
- Ability to watch & learn, and then perform experiments on your own, with some guidance.
- Good organizational skills.
- Written and oral communication skills in English.
- Cell culture experience.
Randstad Life Sciences is cooperating with AstraZeneca in this recruitment process. We only handle applications sent through Randstad’s website.
All chosen candidates need to pass a background check and an alcohol and drug test before starting the project.
Deadline for application: 2021-10-20
For more information: Veronika Knudsen [ Link removed ] or Kerstin Karlsson [ Link removed ]