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Scientist I/ Scientist II, Formulation Development

MedImmune, LLC

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

Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-008129
Posted date: May. 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 Scientist I/ Scientist II, Late-stage formulation development 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

Scientist will be responsible for late-stage Drug Product formulation development of biologics portfolio.  Design and execute formulation risk assessments and characterization studies, and develop formulation control strategies.  Ensure robustness of intended commercial formulations, suitability for intended use of container closure/ packaging systems, and in-use compatibility with clinical administration components.  Author and review marketing applications (BLAs) and support regulatory responses to approval.  Support lifecycle management of commercial products.  Collaborate in a matrix organization to deliver scientific and operational objectives.

Experience with formulation and biopharmaceutical development, characterization, control strategy, quality risk management, and/or CMC regulatory guidance and filings is preferred.  Knowledge of manufacturing processes, combination products, and/or biophysical analytical methods is a plus.  Comfort working collaboratively with multiple groups on technical projects under aggressive timelines is required.


Essential Requirements


Scientist I:  B.S. in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, engineering, applied sciences, or related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience, M.S. with a minimum of 8 years of experience, or Ph.D. with 0-3 years of experience. 

Scientist II: B.S. with a minimum of 13 years of experience, M.S. with a minimum of 10 years of experience, or Ph.D. with a minimum of 3 years of experience. 


  • Can independently lead, plan, and execute projects on tight timelines. 
  • Develops creative solutions to complex problems, but likewise proficient at anticipating and heading off potential issues. 
  • Exhibits self-motivation and drive for results. 
  • Demonstrates strong scientific thinking and project organizational skills to navigate projects forward. 
  • Displays ability to resolve conflicts through effective interpersonal communications and cross-functional collaborations. 
  • Effectively and efficiently explains and presents complex scientific concepts to diverse audiences. 
  • Excels at making good decisions, priority setting, and mentoring team members.

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.