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Associate Scientist II - (Frederick, MD)

MedImmune, LLC

Frederick, MD
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Frederick, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-009262

Posted date: Jun. 14, 2017



   At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As an Associate Scientist II in Frederick, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  

   Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  


  •      Provides technical support and leadership for clinical / commercial manufacturing operations including new product introductions, process validation, deviation investigations, change control assessments, and process improvement initiatives.    
  •      Contributes to regulatory submissions and participates as a subject matter expert during regulatory agency inspections.    
  •      Conducts laboratory studies to support tech transfer projects, resolve investigations, support process changes, and assess new technologies.    
  •      Provides manufacturing floor coverage during critical process operations and helps to troubleshoot process and equipment issues as necessary.    
  •      Monitors process performance, analyzes data, and interprets results.    
  •      Contributes to continuous improvement initiatives and identifies opportunities to streamline business practices and improve operational efficiency.    
  •      Prepares precise technical reports, protocols, product impact assessments, and maintains appropriate documentation.    
  •      Presents findings at internal meetings and may present at external scientific meetings.    
  •      Serves as mentor and positive role model to other MS&T personnel.    

   Essential Requirements  


   Education and Experience  

   BS or MS in Biological/Physical Science or related field.  BS with 8-10 years of experience.  MS with 5-8 years of experience.  




   BS or MS in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or related field. BS with 5-8 years of experience, MS with 3-5 years of experience.  

   Desirable Requirements  


  •      Experience in a cGMP biopharmaceutical production setting with a focus on large scale cell culture manufacturing support, tech transfer, and process development.    
  •      In-depth knowledge of mammalian cell culture / harvest processes    
  •      Ability to apply scientific principles, theories, and concepts for process improvements, troubleshooting, and process investigations.    
  •      Hands on laboratory experience including operation of bioreactors, analytical instrumentation, and aseptic operations.    
  •      Experience with regulatory filings and inspection readiness is preferred.    

   Problem Solving  

  •      Provides solutions to a variety of problems of diverse scope involving fundamental scientific and engineering principles.    
  •      Demonstrated ability to effectively identify root causes to complex problems and develop practical corrective actions.    
  •      Exercises significant technical discretion in design, execution and interpretation, and pursues new experiments as a result of experimental outcomes.    

   Interpersonal Communication  

  •      Primary interaction is within the organization with exposure to other functions as part of assigned projects    
  •      Has some internal customer or outside supplier contacts on routine and non-routine matters.    
  •      Must establish effective working relationships within the department and with members of partner organizations    

   Freedom to Act  

  •      Works under general supervision to meet project goals and applies creative solutions to problems    
  •      Develops new methods, technologies, and processes when necessary for project advancement.    
  •      Work is reviewed for soundness of technical approach.    


  •      Recommendations consistently result in project advancement.    
  •      Contributes to technology development and continuous improvement initiatives    
  •      Functions effectively as a member of one or more project teams.    

   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.