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Post Doctoral Fellow

MedImmune, LLC

Gaithersburg, MD
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Job Description

Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-007517
Posted date: Aug. 16, 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 Post Doctoral Fellow 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

MedImmune is seeking a creative and innovative postdoctoral fellow with molecular biology/virology/immunology experience to explore new gene therapy technologies relevant to in vivo biologics expression. Areas of interest include viral vector based (e.g. AAV, Ad, RNA viruses) and nucleoside based biologics expression platforms. The candidate will be part of a growing cross functional effort to identify novel biologics expression and delivery approaches to combat viral pathogens and respiratory disease.


Essential Requirements

PhD in molecular biology, virology, immunology, biomedical engineering or related scientific discipline


  • In-depth experience with viral and/or non-viral delivery systems for gene therapy technologies
  • Knowledge of diverse gene therapy concepts and strategies
  • Highly motivated scientist with particular attention to detail and the ability to independently think and design experiments
  • Experience writing scientific publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Verbal and written English fluency
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills

Preferred Skills

  • In vivo animal experience with particular focus on respiratory disease models

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.