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MedImmune Solution Delivery

MedImmune, LLC

Gaithersburg, MD
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-010742
Posted date: Jul. 13, 2017

The Role

The purpose of Research & Development Information (RDI) is to partner with the three R&D science units, namely MedImmune, Innovative Medicines & Early Development (IMED), and Global Medicines Development (GMD), and support them in delivering the drug development pipeline.

Our ambition is to provide world-class expertise in Scientific Information & Technology solutions, and to “Make IT inspire R&D” through the following mission:

  • Increase productivity and creative insights - simple, easy to use IT solutions that delight 
  • Support informed decision making - bringing together the right information at the right time
  • Build future competitive advantage - through our expertise in science, technology and information

In delivering to this mission, R&D Information requires people with hybrid skill sets of technical ability and knowledge of the R&D processes.

Key Accountabilities

The role holder should have a deep knowledge and understanding of the R&D biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical domain to deliver tangible and measurable value to the MedImmune business.  The role will assume a Business Analyst / System Analyst position focus in the RDI delivery of scientific IT solutions via programs/projects and/or services.

Candidate Focus & Challenge

Objectives and Accountabilities of the Role:

  • Establish close partnership with the MedImmune scientists and leaders to develop an in-depth understanding of business priorities and early insight into changing needs in order to inform and shape IT demand.
  • Be a collaborative and productive team member to positively contribute to the success of projects and services that enable Astrazeneca/MedImmune to deliver life-saving medicines.  The individual will collect, analyze, and document business requirements and able to translate business needs into fit-for-purpose solutions with functional and non-functional specifications.  The individual will also contribute to many other project deliverables such as training, testing.
  • Stay current with information technologies relevant in supporting Medimmune. Bring innovative ideas to the scientific groups for solving challenging problems.  Prototype and part of the solution for data processing, analysis and workflow automation.  
  • Serve as liaison between R&D and Enterprise IT to resolve issues where needed and drive for improved overall end user experience by being the true advocate for the R&D scientists and being part of the solution in partner with bigger IT community and customers.
  • Support Medimmune scientists use existing information systems with training and help solving issues. Ensure the proper usage and change control of validated systems to maintain the compliance standard.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.


Required Skills & Knowledge

  • A strong understanding of the processes, stages, activities, and decision points in either drug discovery Research or Translational Science areas.
  • Understanding the interdependencies between the deliverables of the various functions.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to solve problems and knows when to enlist help from others.
  • Established knowledge of scientific domain(s) and/or some experience in working in the scientific domain.
  • Ability to develop and deliver technical solutions for data management, transformation, processing and analysis.
  • Understanding of working within an Agile team delivering IT solutions and business changes that provide tangible values to business incrementally.  
  • Ability to focus when on task while maintaining the flexibility responding to changes and managing multiple priorities effectively. 
  • A good understanding of the techniques and approaches applied in the scientific area of expertise and how to interpret to derive useful information.
  • Comfortable to work in a regulated environment by following policies and standards and experienced in delivering validated systems.

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.