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Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist

MedImmune, LLC

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Location:
Gaithersburg, MD
Posted Date:
7/23/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
R-008975
Salary:
Required Education:
Doctorate/PhD
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

                             
                                       Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-008975

Posted date: Jul. 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 Bioinformatics Scientist 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.  

   Job Description  

 

   This position fulfills a critical role within Translational Science. We are looking for an exceptional bioinformatics scientist with expertise in immuno-oncology research to apply state of the art genomics/genetics analytical approaches to help with understanding of disease mechanism, genetic variants, biological pathways, and predictive biomarkers with the ultimate goal of developing therapies.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  

 

   The role is responsible for conducting correlative clinical studies and interpreting complex biological results for data generated from qRT-PCR, microarray and DNA/RNA sequencing in support of immuno-oncology programs.  

 

   Requirements/Qualifications  

 
       
  •      Experience working with cancer databases (e.g. TCGA, ICGC), patient clinical data, and conventional NGS tools.    
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  •      Experience analyzing biomarkers and developing scientific hypotheses based on disease pathogenesis and drug MOA in the areas of oncology.    
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  •      A proven background interpreting biological findings from studies.    
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  •      Minimum of 5 years proficiency with R/Splus and at least one additional programming language required.    
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  •      Ability to interact in a cross-functional environment and strong oral and written skills are required.    
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  •      Must have strong publication record with proven ability to lead writing of manuscripts.    
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  •      Ability to multitask and work effectively with scientists from translational oncology and RIA.    
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  •      Ability to work on multiple simultaneous projects and have experience presenting results at scientific conferences.    
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Requirements

   Education  

 

   PhD in Biological Sciences, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or relevant field.  

   Experience  

 

   Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience post degree.  

   *LI-MEDI  

 

   ~BSP  

   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.