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QC Analyst - (Frederick, MD)

MedImmune, LLC

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

                                       Location:Frederick, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-003196

Posted date: Jan. 25, 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 QC Analyst in Frederick, 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  



   Performs selected quality control testing activities, dependent upon assigned area, including the following:  

  •      Responsible for conducting raw materials, in process, finished product and stability testing according to standard operating procedures.    
  •      Completes appropriate documentation supporting testing procedures, including data capture forms, equipment logbooks, and inventory forms.    
  •      Identifies and troubleshoots equipment problems.    
  •      Enters data evaluated for compliance to specifications and reports abnormalities.    
  •      Reads, understands, and follows SOP’s and complies with cGMP’s    
  •      Owns Level 1 Non-conformance records and simple VSCR and CAPA records.    
  •      Supports preparation of validation protocols, executes experiments, and provides data for validation reports.    
  •      Responsible for writing new standard operating procedures or revising existing documentation.    
  •      Applies critical thought to solving problems.    
  •      Works on problems requiring an in-depth knowledge of scientific methods and techniques.    
  •      Executes tech transfer and other studies for basic/platform laboratory test methods    
  •      Performs review of logbooks, chart recorders, etc. across groups    


   Essential Requirements  



   Complete knowledge of the job.  Full understanding of the general and detailed aspects of the job.  Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques associated with specific tasks.  

   Preferred Education & Experience  


   Bachelors:  Scientific / Biotech / Pharmaceutical field of study.  Preferred 0-5 years experience.  

   Desirable Requirements  

   Problem Solving  


   Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.  

   Freedom to Act  


   General supervision and  instructions given for routine work.  Detailed instructions given for new activities or special assignments.  



   Errors can be detected and corrected but may delay lot release.  

   Interpersonal Communications  


   Contacts are typically with individuals within own department and occasionally with contacts outside own organization.  Contacts involve obtaining or providing information or data requiring some explanation or interpretation.  

   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.