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Associate Scientist II

MedImmune, LLC

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

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-001677

Posted date: Nov. 30, 2016


   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 II – Bioassay Development, Analytical Sciencesin 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 II, your responsibilities will include designing and executing experiments to analyze and characterize biologics based therapeutic molecules in Medimmune/AstraZeneca development pipeline.  Such molecules include therapeutic proteins, antibodies, oncolytic viruses and vaccines.  You will analyze data, interpret and report results to project teams.  Rigor in experimental methods, data collection and analysis, and timely delivery of data are essential parts of the duties.  You will be assisted by your supervisor in managing and prioritizing these duties.  Presentation of findings at project and departmental team meetings will be expected as and when needed.  Responsibilities will also include qualification and validation of test methods and writing reports.  Documentation and recordkeeping, including real time data entry in electronic notebooks, will be needed on a regular basis.  You will be expected to develop new methods as needed to support projects. This will require staying up to date with relevant literature and technologies.  


   Essential Requirements  

  •      B.A. or M.A. with a concentration in biological sciences    
  •      Minimum of 5 years of laboratory experience    
  •      Demonstrated strength in bioanalytical techniques including HPLC, fluorescence and light scattering based tools, electrophoretic and ELISA techniques, and binding assays    
   Desirable Requirements    
  •      Minimum of 5 years of laboratory experience in pharmaceutical or biotech industry    
  •      Experience with cell based and virological assays, and familiarity with reporter gene assays    
  •      Ability to independently design experiments, interpret data and communicate to stakeholders    
  •      Motivation to learn new skills, be innovative and be a team player    

   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