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Research Associate I/II

MedImmune, LLC

Gaithersburg, MD
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Full time
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Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-004490

Posted date: Mar. 06, 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 Research Associate I/II 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.  


   The Analytical Sciences department in MedImmune, Gaithersburg is seeking motivated candidates to perform analytical sample testing of clinical stage biopharmaceutical products in accordance with cGMP regulations.  


   The individual must have prior experience with electrophoresis techniques (cIEF, cGE, SDS-PAGE and BioA), immunoassay (ELISA, SPR) and chromatography (SEC, IEC, RPLC) methods.  Experience with analysis of biologics (such as monoclonal antibodies or other protein molecules) is preferred.  Previous experience in a biopharmaceutical analytical development or GMP quality control laboratory in a regulated environment is also desirable.  Ability to work in a team environment, attention to detail and strong verbal and written communication skills are also necessary.  


  •      Test API, final drug substance and drug product according to written procedures following cGMP practices    
  •      Execute testing to support method qualification and technology transfer    
  •      Manage sample inventory and sample submission    
  •      Author SOPs, protocols, reports and other relevant documentation    
  •      Maintain laboratory and equipment in accordance with written procedures    
  •      Prepare reports and presentations for internal meetings and to support regulatory filings    
  •      Participate in cross-functional teams    

   Position Requirements - Education/Experience  


   Research Associate 1    
   Master’s degree with 0-2 years of industry experience    
   Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of industry experience  


   Research Associate 2    
   Master’s degree with 1-3 years of industry experience    
   Bachelor’s degree with 2-5 years of industry experience  


   Working knowledge of cGMP, ICH and USP/EP requirements is preferred.  Familiarity with enterprise systems (Documentum, LIMS, Trackwise) and data analysis software (ex. SoftMax Pro and Empower II) is desirable.  




   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.  


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