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Associate Scientist I/II- In Vivo Imaging Core

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-008422

Posted date: May. 31, 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 I/II 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  


   This position is responsible for setting up and conducting all technical operations of the institution’s in vivo PETCT and optical imaging center.  The applicant should be comfortable handling radioisotopes in a setting closely monitored according to regulated health and safety standards.  


   Specific responsibilities include:  

  •      Review study design and experimental protocols to accommodate logistics of imaging studies    
  •      Ensure all reagents, supplies, and rodents are properly prepared and staged for imaging sessions    
  •      Prepare samples at appropriate concentrations and perform IV injection in rodents    
  •      Perform PETCT and IVIS Spectrum imaging scans on anesthetized rodents    
  •      Perform tissue collection and obtain blood samples from rodents via retroorbital sinus and cardiac puncture    
  •      Analyze data using imaging software analysis programs (which includes graphics analysis software) and produce results in the form of tables, graphs, and/or summaries    
  •      Assist in the development of rodent models which may involve subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, and/or intravenous injections    

   Essential Requirements  



   Education:  B.S. or Masters in the Life Sciences or related field.    


  •      Three years of experience working with laboratory rodents    
  •      Competence in intravenous injections in mice    
  •      Competence working with data analysis programs (minimum - Excel Spreadsheets)    
  •      Comfortable working with radioactivity under regulated health and safety standards    
  •      Ability to work with minimal supervision    
  •      Ability to lift objects frequently in performing daily work activities    
  •      Ability to carry objects on a regular basis in the arms or on the shoulders    
  •      Ability to grasp objects utilizing the fingers (fine motor manipulation)    
  •      Ability to reach for objects above the head or below the waist.    
  •      Ability to stand or perform procedures over a lab bench to perform laboratory p    
  •      Knowledge and use of protective equipment and safety procedures related to the possible exposure to dusts, viruses, tissues, chemicals, fumes, vapors, and mists that could potentially affect the health of the employee    


  •      Masters Level Degree    
  •      Experience working in an imaging facility and/or research laboratory    
  •      Experience working with a variety of data analysis software and graphics programs    

   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.