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AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals jobs
Maryland (MD), Gaithersburg
Job Code:  R-035171
Employer:  AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Category:  Research and Development

Location
Country:  United States
State:  Maryland (MD)
City:  Gaithersburg
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09/05/2018

Description
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.  

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 can be filled at either the Research Associate II or Associate Scientist I level depending upon experience.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
We seek a highly motivated candidate to be part of a process development team for the manufacture of recombinant monoclonal antibodies, therapeutic proteins and other biologics using mammalian expression systems. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, routine sub-culture of cells using aseptic technique, development of seed train and bioreactor process, media and feed development, process robustness characterization, maintenance of lab equipment and areas, providing technical support for cGMP production, and authoring reports and regulatory documents. The candidate should maintain current knowledge of scientific literature and keep detailed and accurate records of experimental activities. The candidate will be expected to design and analyze experiments as well as to present data at internal meetings and, as appropriate, at external conferences. The candidate is expected to perform independently with minimal supervision after an initial training period.


Education / Experience:

Research Associate II:

Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences, chemical/biochemical engineering or related discipline and 2-5 years experience

or

Master's Degree in biological sciences, chemical/biochemical engineering or related discipline and 0-2 years experience

Associate Scientist I:

Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences, chemical/biochemical engineering or related discipline and 5+ years experience

or

Master's Degree in biological sciences, chemical/biochemical engineering or related discipline and 2-5 years experience.

Special Skills/Abilities:

Knowledge of aseptic techniques, statistical design of experiments, bioreactor design principles and mammalian cell metabolism is highly desired but not a requirement.
Needs to work effectively in a cross-functional team with individuals of varying levels of scientific and technical expertise.

Must be able to perform standard duties with minimal supervision.

Due to the nature of cell culture and fermentation work, periodic weekend and some off-hours work will be expected.

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.

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