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Sr Scientist / Scientist II

MedImmune, LLC

Gaithersburg, MD
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Job Description

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-001739

Posted date: Dec. 02, 2016


   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 II / Senior 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.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  

   This role can be filled as either Scientist II or Senior Scientist.  

    This Scientist II / Sr. Scientist position is focused on late stage cell culture process development and will represent the function in cross functional teams within in the Cell Culture & Fermentation Science group within Biopharmaceutical Development in R&D. You will be a scientific leader with a broad knowledge of cell culture process development, media/feed development and optimization, and process characterization. You will be involved in developing and optimizing cell culture processes for the production of therapeutic proteins including mAbs and participating in the transfer of processes to clinical and commercial sites. You will be involved in process characterization work including risk assessment and studying the process sensitivity with respect to various process parameters and their interactions using DOE and statistical analysis. You will be familiar with the principles of scale-up/scale-down, and scale-down model development for cell culture process. Contribute to authoring / reviewing / approving development reports and CMC sections in regulatory submissions such as IND and BLA. Have in-depth knowledge with a good understanding of links within and outside of cell culture to support successful development of late stage biologicals. Collaborate with management and staff to identify and solve scientific and technical challenges of the field that will enable meeting MedImmune portfolio/pipeline goals. Be a matrix leader with no supervision responsibility and will be expected to spend significant amount of time in the Lab.  


   Essential Requirements  

  •      PhD degree in (Bio) Chemical Engineering / Biotechnology / Biology or related science / engineering disciplines with industrial experiences in the area of process development.    
  •      Three or more years of experience for Scientist II    
  •      Seven or more years of experience for the Sr. Scientist    
  •      Previous experience with demonstrated accomplishments.    

    Desirable Requirements  

  •      Excellent communication and presentation skills.    
  •      Ability to work well in a fast-paced collaborative environment, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit.    
  •      Experiences with evolving late stage development concepts such as QbD and PAT.    
  •      Expertise in process modeling / simulation.    

   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.