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Associate Scientist II - Laboratory Development /Validation

MedImmune, LLC

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

Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-011351
Posted date: Jul. 27, 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 a Clinical Pharmacokineticist 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.

Associate Scientist II - Responsibilities

  • Lab-based position with minimal supervision to develop, qualify and/or validate immunoassays in support of clinical and non-clinical GLP and/or non-GLP sample analyses.
  • Executes and provides significant input into the development, planning, and design of experiments, and interpretation of results.
  • Records development experiments (and other experiments as required) fully and clearly in the electronic Laboratory Notebook (eLN) system.
  • Orders, ensures quality, tracks, and manages critical assay reagents.
  • Troubleshoots assays and finds solutions to project and assay issues through literature searches, internal resources, other departments in MedImmune, and external resources.
  • Prepares validation protocols, qualification reports, validation reports and/or summaries of assay optimization and updates to management.
  • Communicates, investigates, and reports on issues/problems that may impact timelines and the accuracy or reliability of laboratory data.
  • Writes, updates, and reviews SOPs.
  • Prepares other documentation such as reagent qualification reports, notes to file, deviation reports, etc. as required.
  • Is compliant with and applies knowledge of GLP on a daily basis to ensure regulatory inspection readiness.
  • Understands CTL processes and systems (e.g. CTLIMS) to support analyses of clinical samples according to relevant SOPs.
  • Calibrates and maintains laboratory equipment according to SOPs.
  • Presents findings at internal and external meetings.
  • Serves as mentor and role model to other lab personnel and may supervise; trains other analysts in assay performance and laboratory procedures.
  • Collaborates with other scientists to meet project and program timelines and ensure scientific integrity.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences with at least 9 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree in the life sciences with at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Prior experience developing, qualifying and validating immunoassays
  • GLP experience is strongly preferred

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.