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Principal Scientist-(Gaithersburg, MD)

MedImmune, LLC

Gaithersburg, MD
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Job Description

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-001694

Posted date: Mar. 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 Senior Scientist / Principal Scientist 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  


   You will work in a multidisciplinary matrix environment to help conceive, design, and execute translational strategies aimed to develop and test hypotheses for predictive and pharmacodynamic biomarkers for Immuno-oncology agents, with the ultimate goal of informing and influencing drug development strategies by positioning the right IO drugs into the right patient subpopulations.  


   Essential Requirements  


   * Principal Scientist:A PhD, MD, MD/PhD in tumor immunology, oncology, biological sciences or related field, and a minimum of twelve years of relevant experience post degree. Pharmaceutical industry experience is require  


   * Senior Scientist: A PhD, MD, MD/PhD in biological sciences, oncology, or related field, and a minimum of eight years of relevant experience post degree. Pharmaceutical industry experience is required  


   * Experience developing and testing scientific hypotheses based on disease pathobiology and drug MOA in the areas of immuno-oncology/oncology, or immunology  


   * Knowledge of the drug discovery process, pharmacology, biomarker discovery and familiarity with clinical trial design  

   Desirable Requirements  


   * Proven track record of success and demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams  


   * Demonstrated creativity in implementing novel approaches to solve scientific problems.  


   * Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  

   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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.