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Senior Automation Engineer/Laboratory Informatics - (Gaithersburg, MD)

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-001797

Posted date: Jan. 05, 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 Senior Automation Engineer 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  


   The Senior Automation Engineer positon will support the Biopharmaceutical Development side of the R&D organization and will focus on the design and construction of data mining capabilities that will drive efficiency, inform decisions and enable discovery. The successful candidate will play a key role in establishing best practices for information systems in BPD with sustainability, scalability and integrate-ability as key design features for any newly built or implemented system. Additionally, this candidate will lead the effort to establish world-class data mining and business intelligence capabilities in the Biopharmaceutical Development organization.  

   The BPD Informatics group is responsible for the development of systems, databases and applications that support the operation and knowledge management of the BPD organization, qualified candidates will have a working knowledge of relational database design, Windows and Web application development and some knowledge of NoSQL and graph databases. Expertise in SQL is a plus.  


   Essential Requirements  


   Education and Experience  


   BS with a minimum of 13 - 15 years of relevant experience or an MS with 10 -13 years of relevant experience, PhD with 3-7 years of relevant experience.  


   The degree(s) must be in a major scientific discipline (such as Chemistry or Biology), computer science, informatics or engineering.  

   Desirable Requirements  


   Additional skills and knowledge:  


   * Experience / expertise in at least one of the following programming languages: JavaScript, VB.NET, C#  


   * Experience / expertise in Structured Query Language (SQL) and/or Cypher Query Language (CQL)  


   * Understanding of process models, as they apply to business intelligence, and their uses  


   * Knowledge of ETL’s and their applications, previous development of ETL’s is a plus  


   * Familiar with integration strategies, best practices and implementations  


   * Working knowledge of the following database types: relational (SQL Server, Oracle), NoSQL (Mongo) and graph (Neo4j)  


   * Familiarity with bioprocess development  


   * Good time management and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced team-centered environment  


   * Good verbal and written communication skills  


   * High level of initiative, independence and the ability to execute work under minimal supervision.  

   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.