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Associate Scientist I - Analytical

MedImmune, LLC

Gaithersburg, MD
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Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-001691

Posted date: Mar. 30, 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 an Associate Scientist I - Analytical 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  

   As Associate Scientist I – Analytical, you will develop methods and conduct routine testing for residual impurities and to support the development and clinical release of Biopharmaceutical materials.  You will be responsible for development and routine testing of traditional ELISA immunoassays, GyroLab immunoassays and quantitative PCR assays.   You will be expected to design, author, and conduct method qualifications/validations to support cGMP testing. You will maintain accurate and timely records of experimental designs, assay development, experimental results, and data analysis.  You will communicate objectives of the testing and procedures and the results in a timely manner.  


   Essential Requirements  

  •      Bachelors Degree (BA, BS, BSN, etc)    
  •      Familiarity with cGMP    
  •      Prior experience designing, developing, and validating  ELISA based methods in the Biopharmaceutical industry, including familiarity with Softmax Pro    
  •      Prior experience designing, developing and validating  PCR based methods in the Biopharmaceutical industry    
   Desirable Requirements    
  •      Experience with Hamilton Star/Tecan Evo liquid handling.    
  •      Experience with ELISA automation    
  •      Experience with the GyroLab Immunoassays    
  •      Experience with Analytical Method Qualification and Validations    

   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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.