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Associate Scientist I

MedImmune, LLC

Gaithersburg, MD
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-000637

Posted date: May. 17, 2017



   If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us.  

   MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day. As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease.  As Associate Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  

   We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.  

   MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  


   The Department of Infectious Disease at MedImmune, LLC is seeking a skilled molecular biologist with expertise in virology and/or gene therapy. As a member of the Infectious Disease group, you will work to develop broadly neutralizing antibodies targeting respiratory pathogens.  Moreover, you may investigate alternative delivery platforms for biologic products, including but not limited to viral vectors and nucleic acid based approaches.  


   The appropriate candidate will be a productive bench scientist with extensive experience in molecular biology and knowledge of some of the following areas: virology, gene therapy, antibody development and respiratory biology. The position requires the ability to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to perform in a fast-paced, matrix-structured work environment.  


   Essential Requirements  

  •      Degree in virology, molecular biology, immunology, or other related field.    
  •      MS degree plus two to five years relevant experience in industry or academia    


  •      BS degree plus three to eight years relevant experience in industry or academia    
  •      Strong background in molecular biology with experience in cloning, sequencing, RT-PCR and qPCR    
  •      Highly skilled with cell culture (including primary isolates) and viral propagation    
  •      Experience performing standard laboratory procedures for the study of protein expression such as Western blot, ELISA and immuno-staining techniques    

   Desirable Requirements  

  •      Hands-on experience with picornaviruses    
  •      Vector engineering for gene therapy (AAV, Adenovirus, RNA viruses)    
  •      Experience working with animal models of chronic viral disease or respiratory disease    
  •      Experience in evaluating immunological responses to viral infection by various means such as multi-color flow cytometry, EliSpot, MSD and/or Luminex    

   Next Steps – Apply today!  


   To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.  

   AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law