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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 Systems Manager (Grade 2) / Systems Manager (Grade 3) 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 the Associate Systems Manager/Systems Manager, you will plan and manage electronic (technical) systems to seamlessly support/ enable all aspects of Investigational Product (IP) preparation, distribution and reconciliation for assigned clinical study supply. You will work collaboratively within Logistics and Clinical Supply (LCS), with external vendors, and with all other interfaces and stakeholders as required to ensure highly effective deployment of electronic systems for IP management and supply.
Additionally, you will support development of appropriate electronic systems for LCS, including training of team members where necessary to enable simple operations to be undertaken as required. You will contribute to the operational effectiveness of Logistics and Clinical Supply, and apply skills and knowledge to develop improvements to LCS electronic systems, system interfaces and key business processes supporting IP supply.
Essential Requirements For Associate Systems Manager:
- Bachelor’s degree in basic or applied science or engineering, or equivalent level of training in service.
- BS plus 5-8 years relevant experience
- MS plus 3-6 years relevant experience
- PhD or JD plus 0-3 years relevant experience
- Direct experience working in a development or technical operations environment in the pharmaceutical, scientific or health care product industry.
For Systems Manager:
- Bachelor’s degree in basic or applied science, Engineering
- BS plus 10-14 years relevant experience
- MS plus 8-12 years relevant experience
- Appropriate direct experience working in a development or technical operations environment in the pharmaceutical, scientific or health care product industry.
- Specific experience in delivery of international clinical studies, with focus on IP supply and management, provision and management of electronic systems and/or process engineering.
For Associate Systems Manager:
- Specific experience in IP management and/or distribution.
- Highly organized individual who demonstrates personal flexibility, initiative and an ability to work with minimal direct supervision on a day to day basis.
- Possess excellent attention to detail, while also demonstrating skills for organizing, planning, coordination, teamwork, and communication (oral, written and interpersonal).
- Proficiency in electronic systems such as Inventory systems, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point.
For Systems Manager:
- An understanding of Interactive Response Technology System (IXRS) and clinical supply strategies, coupled with the ability to interpret clinical protocols and other clinical study supply specifications, in order to design supply process, electronic supply chain and inventory solutions
- Solid understanding of cGMP, GCP and ICH guidelines as relates to IP labeling, packaging and distribution
- Sound understanding of the biopharmaceutical product development process and ideally also demonstrable success in delivery of cross-functional projects and/or activities
- Ability to work in a dynamic environment and collaborate effectively within cross functional teams to deliver complex projects
- High level of commitment, flexibility, initiative and an ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
- Highly organized individual who possesses excellent attention to detail, and demonstrates strong skills for planning, coordination, teamwork, and communication.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point
Next Steps – Apply today!
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