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Scientist I - Imaging Support

MedImmune, LLC

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Location:
Gaithersburg, MD
Posted Date:
8/21/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
R-011815
Salary:
Required Education:
Masters Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-011815
Posted date: Aug. 14, 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 Scientist I in the Imaging Support group 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.

RESPONSBILITY AND AUTHORITY

This position is responsible for setting up and conducting all technical operations of the institution’s in vivo PETCT and optical imaging center.  The applicant should be comfortable handling radioisotopes in a setting closely monitored according to regulated health and safety standards.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate efforts with others within the department or company to develop study designs and experimental protocols for imaging studies
  • Establish relationships and possible collaborations within and outside of the company
  • Review study design and experimental protocols to accommodate logistics of imaging studies
  • Ensure all reagents, supplies, and rodents are properly prepared and staged for imaging sessions
  • Prepare samples at appropriate concentrations and perform IV injection in rodents
  • Perform PETCT and IVIS Spectrum imaging scans on anesthetized rodents
  • Perform tissue collection and obtain blood samples from rodents via retroorbital sinus and cardiac puncture
  • Analyze data using imaging software analysis programs (which includes graphics analysis software) and produce results in the form of tables, graphs, and/or summaries
  • Develop rodent models which may involve subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, and/or intravenous injections
  • Manage the equipment preventative maintenance and upgrades with outside vendor.
  • Maintain a high level of expertise through review of scientific literature and attendance at scientific conferences
  • Present data at internal and external meetings as needed
  • Propose solutions to a wide-range of difficult problems, which requires creative thinking

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree in biological sciences or similar area
  • 3 years of experience working with laboratory rodents
  • Competence in intravenous injections in mice
  • Competence working with data analysis programs (Excel, Prism)
  • Comfortable working with radioactivity under regulated health and safety standards
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lift objects frequently in performing daily work activities
  • Ability to carry objects on a regular basis in the arms or on the shoulders
  • Ability to grasp objects utilizing the fingers (fine motor manipulation)
  • Ability to reach for objects above the head or below the waist.
  • Ability to stand or perform procedures over a lab bench to perform laboratory p
  • Knowledge and use of protective equipment and safety procedures related to the possible exposure to dusts, viruses, tissues, chemicals, fumes, vapors, and mists that could potentially affect the health of the employee

HIGHLY DESIRABLE

  • Experience working in a PET/CT imaging facility and/or research laboratory
  • Experience working with a variety of data analysis software and graphics programs

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.

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 Scientist I, 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.

This position is responsible for setting up and conducting all technical operations of the institution’s in vivo PETCT and optical imaging center.  The applicant should be comfortable handling radioisotopes in a setting closely monitored according to regulated health and safety standards.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate efforts with others within the department or company to develop study designs and experimental protocols for imaging studies
  • Establish relationships and possible collaborations within and outside of the company
  • Review study design and experimental protocols to accommodate logistics of imaging studies
  • Ensure all reagents, supplies, and rodents are properly prepared and staged for imaging sessions
  • Prepare samples at appropriate concentrations and perform IV injection in rodents
  • Perform PETCT and IVIS Spectrum imaging scans on anesthetized rodents
  • Perform tissue collection and obtain blood samples from rodents via retroorbital sinus and cardiac puncture
  • Analyze data using imaging software analysis programs (which includes graphics analysis software) and produce results in the form of tables, graphs, and/or summaries
  • Develop rodent models which may involve subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, and/or intravenous injections
  • Manage the equipment preventative maintenance and upgrades with outside vendor.
  • Maintain a high level of expertise through review of scientific literature and attendance at scientific conferences
  • Present data at internal and external meetings as needed
  • Propose solutions to a wide-range of difficult problems, which requires creative thinking

    Requirements

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • MS degree in life sciences
  • 3 years of experience working with laboratory rodents
  • Competence in intravenous injections in mice
  • Competence working with data analysis programs (Excel, Prism)
  • Comfortable working with radioactivity under regulated health and safety standards
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lift objects frequently in performing daily work activities
  • Ability to carry objects on a regular basis in the arms or on the shoulders
  • Ability to grasp objects utilizing the fingers (fine motor manipulation)
  • Ability to reach for objects above the head or below the waist.
  • Ability to stand or perform procedures over a lab bench to perform laboratory p
  • Knowledge and use of protective equipment and safety procedures related to the possible exposure to dusts, viruses, tissues, chemicals, fumes, vapors, and mists that could potentially affect the health of the employee

HIGHLY DESIRABLE

  • Experience working in a PET/CT imaging facility and/or research laboratory
  • Experience working with a variety of data analysis software and graphics programs