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R&D Associate II/Associate Scientist I -Antibody Discovery

MedImmune, LLC

Gaithersburg, MD
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Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-004493

Posted date: Mar. 27, 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 R&D Associate II/Associate Scientist I 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  


   Major responsibilities include planning and executing experiments related to developing technology around a new discovery platform for therapeutic antibody generation from natural sources. She/he will work with scientists to create research plans, execute experiments, analyze and interpret data and present results to the group and the department. She/he is expected to have a strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills and keep good records. Strong team-based communication and presentation skills will be required.  


   Essential Requirements  


   The ideal candidate should have strong hands-on experience in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry, particularly advanced PCR and molecular cloning techniques. Experience in cell culture, antibody engineering (phage/yeast display-based selections, protein expression and purification) and next-generation sequencing are also highly desirable.  



   R&D Associate II - Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology or other related field with three to five years of relevant experience in industry (preferred) or academia or a Master’s Degree in the same fields with one to two years of relevant experience in industry (preferred) or academia  


   Associate Scientist I – Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology or other related fields with five to six years of relevant experience in industry (preferred) or academia or Master’s Degree with three to five years of relevant experience in industry (preferred) or academia  


  •      Hands-on experience with advanced PCR and molecular cloning techniques, particularly where troubleshooting was required to drive a project forward    
  •      Familiarity with cell culture, recombinant protein production and immunoassays (ELISA)    
  •      Experience with antibody engineering and next-generation sequencing are highly desirable.    
  •      The ability to learn and embrace new technologies quickly, work independently and communicate well with the team    

   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.