Achaogen Research Internship Opportunity


Introducing Achaogen’s first Research Internship Program, specifically designed to help develop early-career scientists and introduce them to the world of drug discovery and biotechnology. It provides students opportunities to contribute to meaningful projects and work side-by-side with scientists and biotechnology experts. Individuals with an interest in drug discovery are encouraged to apply.

Research Intern (Several positions available)

We offer 6 month, full-time internships that give students the opportunity to obtain valuable hands-on research experience and to solve real-world, complex scientific problems. Internships are paid positions and start in June. Achaogen is recruiting interns for the following areas across the research organization:

  • Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK)
  • Assay Development and Screening
  • Therapeutic Antibody Discovery
  • Microbiology
  • Target Biology

Internship Highlights

  • Opportunity to work on challenging and fun research projects
  • End-of-internship project findings presentation to research management and scientific teams
  • Networking opportunities
  • Social events


Applicants must be currently enrolled in a BS/MS science-related degree at an accredited institution. Majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Immunology and other Biological Sciences are highly desired. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic and passionate students with strong communication, collaboration, critical thinking and hands-on laboratory skills. To qualify for the internship, you must be 18 years or older at the time the internship begins. All internships are paid, so you must be legally authorized to work in the United States during the entire length of the internship.

Applying to the Achaogen Research Internship Program

Interested candidates can apply by submitting their curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and 3 letters of recommendation by February 15, 2018 to Malavika Kannuswamy, Associate Director, Head of Research Operations at, with cc:

Achaogen is an equal opportunity employer.