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Lead Production Technician

MedImmune, LLC

Boulder, CO
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Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Boulder, United States
Job reference: R-002671

Posted date: Jan. 09, 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 Lead Production Technician in Boulder, CO, 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  

   The Lead Production Technician will start in March 2017.  

   You will be part of our biologics manufacturing team.  Once production operations commence, you will be assigned to a fixed (non-rotating) shift in our five shift structure.  You will possess a demonstrated ability to perform all process steps of upstream / downstream production operations pertaining to the biologics manufacture in a cGMP environment.  Equipment includes but is not limited to bioreactors, Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF) skids, biological safety cabinets, incubators, chromatography skids, Ultrafiltration/Diafiltration (UFDF) skids, autoclaves, washers, and product hold tanks.  You will assign daily tasks to production technicians.  Complete manufacturing documentation per approved procedures which includes reviewing documentation for completeness and accuracy per established timelines.  You will act as a qualified trainer of those with less experience and perform indirect supervision of production technicians.  Provide input into annual performance evaluations of production technicians as applicable.  Investigate and resolve problems. Communicate clear and concisely to Supervision/Management.  You will be responsible for coordination of production tasks to meet assigned schedule.  Perform other duties as assigned or identified.  Contribute to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards.  Develop solutions to complex problems requiring ingenuity and creativity/innovation.  Ensure solutions are consistent with organization’s objectives.  Work will be performed without appreciable direction.  You will exercise considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment.  Your work will be performed in an environmentally controlled (clean) area.  Adherence to all safety rules including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required.  




   Essential Requirements  

  •      Six years experience with Bachelor's degree, Eight years experience with Associate's degree or Ten+ years of experience with High School Diploma    
  •      Expert knowledge of cGMP standards, and the current Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)    
  •      Expert equipment knowledge to perform trouble shooting and root cause analysis    
  •      Must be available to work non-standard shift hours in support of 24/7 operations.Assigned shifts are fixed, not rotating.    
  •      Able to lift up to 30 pounds; able to occasionally sit, stand, bend, squat, kneel and reach above shoulders; will be routinely climbing stairs and or ladders.    
  •      Ability work in cross-functional teams    
  •      Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills    
  •      Good organizational skills    
  •      Situational Self Leadership    
  •      Basic first-line management skills for daily operation    
  •      Decision making skills    
   Desirable Requirements    
  •      BS/BA degree    
  •      Commercial biologics manufacturing experience    

   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