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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

Frederick, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-012161
Posted date: Aug. 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 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:

As a QC Analyst, you will be responsible for conducting raw materials, in process, finished product and stability testing according to standard operating procedures.  You will complete appropriate documentation supporting testing procedures, including data capture forms, equipment logbooks and inventory forms.  You will identify and troubleshoot equipment problems, as well as, enter data evaluated for compliance to specifications and report abnormalities.  You will read, understand and follow SOP’s and comply with cGMP’s.  You will own Level 1 Non-conformance records and simple VSCR and CAPA records.  You will support preparation of validation protocols, execute experiments and provide data for validation reports.  You will be responsible for writing new standard operating procedures or revising existing documentation.  You will work on problems requiring an in-depth knowledge of scientific methods and techniques and must apply critical thought to solve problems.  You will also execute tech transfer and other studies for basic/platform laboratory test methods and perform review of logbooks and chart recorders across the group.


  • 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.

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 Communication:

  • 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.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (in Scientific/Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical field of study preferred)
  • 0-5 years’ 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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.