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California (CA), San Francisco
Job Code:  R-035480
Employer:  AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Category:  Research and Development

Location
Country:  United States
State:  California (CA)
City:  San Francisco
Map: 
09/11/2018

Description
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 Clinical Immunology and Bioanalysis Associate Scientist I/II in South San Francisco, CA 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.

Clinical Immunology and Bioanalysis Associate Scientist I

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Description:  
 The Clinical Immunology and Bioanalysis Associate Scientist I functions will include but are not limited to analysis of immunoassays for determination of drug in biological matrices, assessment of drug immunogenicity, and development and validation of relevant assays under supervision for support of biological molecules undergoing pre-clinical or clinical analysis. This position will also be involved in technical discussions with external vendors for the transfer, development, and bioanalysis of their assays.  This group primarily functions in the PK and ADA support of Medimmune's biologics platforms in a GLP/GCP environment.

Major Responsibilities
•    Under supervision, assist in the development, and qualification, or validation of qualitative and quantitative immunoassays for drug substances and anti-drug antibodies in biological matrices such as serum and/or plasma.  
•    To be creative and have analytical capabilities to troubleshoot challenging immunoassays 
•    Write qualification protocols and reports and Standard Operating Procedures.  
•    Conduct sample analysis and data review in support of pharmacology, toxicology and clinical studies in a GLP-compliant laboratory.  
•    Coordinate assay transfer, establish sample analysis, validation studies with contract laboratories.  
•    Compile assay qualification and bioanalytical reports.
•    General laboratory maintenance and reagent preparation
•    Equipment calibration and maintenance
•    Order laboratory and office supplies
•    External lab assay transfer and oversight

 ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST I QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience)
•    Bachelor's or master's degree in Biological Sciences or related fields.
•    0-2 years relevant experience in conducting immunoassay i.e. ELISA-based assays in a laboratory setting.

Skills Required:
•    Experience with ELISA-based assay technology.
•    Familiarity with the role of PK and ADA testing in pre-clinical or clinical trial settings.
•    Familiarity with spreadsheet, word processing, and graphical computer programs (e.g. EXCEL, WORD, SIGMAPLOT, etc.).
•    Detail oriented, good organizational, documentation and technical writing skills.
•    Ability to work in a team environment.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
•    Familiarity with MSD ECL platforms is a plus.
•    Familiarity with Automation platforms is a plus.
•    Familiarity of GLP regulations is a plus.

Clinical Immunology and Bioanalysis Associate Scientist II

Main Duties and Responsibilities
The Clinical Immunology and Bioanalysis Associate Scientist II functions will include but are not limited to the development, validation, and analysis of immunoassays for determination of drug in biological matrices, assessment of drug immunogenicity, under minimal supervision for support of biological molecules undergoing pre-clinical or clinical analysis. This position will also be responsible for transfer of assays to external vendors and oversight of these assay transfer, development, and bioanalysis functions.  Additionally, an Associate Scientist II will also serve as an assay lead and represent the team in presentations and to other research teams.  This group primarily functions in the PK and ADA support of Medimmune's biologics platforms in a GLP/GCP environment.

Major Responsibilities
•    Establish, develop, and qualify or validate qualitative and quantitative immunoassays for drug substances and antibodies in biological matrices such as serum and/or plasma.  
•    To be creative and have analytical capabilities to troubleshoot challenging immunoassays 
•    Write qualification protocols and reports and Standard Operating Procedures.  
•    Conduct sample analysis and data review in support of pharmacology, toxicology and clinical studies in a GLP-compliant laboratory.  
•    Coordinate assay transfer, establish sample analysis, validation studies with contract laboratories.  
•    Compile assay qualification and bioanalytical reports.
•    Presentations to other Research Functions representing our PK and ADA platforms in drug development.
•    General laboratory maintenance and reagent preparation
•    Equipment calibration and maintenance
•    Order laboratory and office supplies
•    External lab assay transfer and oversight

ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST II QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience)
•    Bachelor's or master's degree in Biological Sciences or related fields.
•    5 years relevant experience in conducting immunoassay i.e. ELISA-based assays.

Skills Required:
•    Experience with assay development and validation of immunochemical and bioassays.
•    Prior training in GxP documentation requirements.
•    Strong ability to represent the group as an assay lead to other research finctions.
•    Familiarity with MSD ECL platforms is a plus.
•    Familiarity with Automation platforms is a plus.
•    Familiarity of GLP regulations is a plus.
•    Familiarity with spreadsheet, word processing, and graphical computer programs (e.g. EXCEL, WORD, SIGMAPLOT, etc.).
•    Detail oriented, good organizational, documentation and technical writing skills.
•    Ability to work in a team environment.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to present strong scientific description in presentations and in team meetings.

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.

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 Clinical Immunology and Bioanalysis Associate Scientist I/II in South San Francisco, CA 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.

Clinical Immunology and Bioanalysis Associate Scientist I

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Description:  
 The Clinical Immunology and Bioanalysis Associate Scientist I functions will include but are not limited to analysis of immunoassays for determination of drug in biological matrices, assessment of drug immunogenicity, and development and validation of relevant assays under supervision for support of biological molecules undergoing pre-clinical or clinical analysis. This position will also be involved in technical discussions with external vendors for the transfer, development, and bioanalysis of their assays.  This group primarily functions in the PK and ADA support of Medimmune's biologics platforms in a GLP/GCP environment.

Major Responsibilities
•    Under supervision, assist in the development, and qualification, or validation of qualitative and quantitative immunoassays for drug substances and anti-drug antibodies in biological matrices such as serum and/or plasma.  
•    To be creative and have analytical capabilities to troubleshoot challenging immunoassays 
•    Write qualification protocols and reports and Standard Operating Procedures.  
•    Conduct sample analysis and data review in support of pharmacology, toxicology and clinical studies in a GLP-compliant laboratory.  
•    Coordinate assay transfer, establish sample analysis, validation studies with contract laboratories.  
•    Compile assay qualification and bioanalytical reports.
•    General laboratory maintenance and reagent preparation
•    Equipment calibration and maintenance
•    Order laboratory and office supplies
•    External lab assay transfer and oversight

 ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST I QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience)
•    Bachelor's or master's degree in Biological Sciences or related fields.
•    0-2 years relevant experience in conducting immunoassay i.e. ELISA-based assays in a laboratory setting.

Skills Required:
•    Experience with ELISA-based assay technology.
•    Familiarity with the role of PK and ADA testing in pre-clinical or clinical trial settings.
•    Familiarity with spreadsheet, word processing, and graphical computer programs (e.g. EXCEL, WORD, SIGMAPLOT, etc.).
•    Detail oriented, good organizational, documentation and technical writing skills.
•    Ability to work in a team environment.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
•    Familiarity with MSD ECL platforms is a plus.
•    Familiarity with Automation platforms is a plus.
•    Familiarity of GLP regulations is a plus.

Clinical Immunology and Bioanalysis Associate Scientist II

Main Duties and Responsibilities
The Clinical Immunology and Bioanalysis Associate Scientist II functions will include but are not limited to the development, validation, and analysis of immunoassays for determination of drug in biological matrices, assessment of drug immunogenicity, under minimal supervision for support of biological molecules undergoing pre-clinical or clinical analysis. This position will also be responsible for transfer of assays to external vendors and oversight of these assay transfer, development, and bioanalysis functions.  Additionally, an Associate Scientist II will also serve as an assay lead and represent the team in presentations and to other research teams.  This group primarily functions in the PK and ADA support of Medimmune's biologics platforms in a GLP/GCP environment.

Major Responsibilities
•    Establish, develop, and qualify or validate qualitative and quantitative immunoassays for drug substances and antibodies in biological matrices such as serum and/or plasma.  
•    To be creative and have analytical capabilities to troubleshoot challenging immunoassays 
•    Write qualification protocols and reports and Standard Operating Procedures.  
•    Conduct sample analysis and data review in support of pharmacology, toxicology and clinical studies in a GLP-compliant laboratory.  
•    Coordinate assay transfer, establish sample analysis, validation studies with contract laboratories.  
•    Compile assay qualification and bioanalytical reports.
•    Presentations to other Research Functions representing our PK and ADA platforms in drug development.
•    General laboratory maintenance and reagent preparation
•    Equipment calibration and maintenance
•    Order laboratory and office supplies
•    External lab assay transfer and oversight

ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST II QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience)
•    Bachelor's or master's degree in Biological Sciences or related fields.
•    5 years relevant experience in conducting immunoassay i.e. ELISA-based assays.

Skills Required:
•    Experience with assay development and validation of immunochemical and bioassays.
•    Prior training in GxP documentation requirements.
•    Strong ability to represent the group as an assay lead to other research finctions.
•    Familiarity with MSD ECL platforms is a plus.
•    Familiarity with Automation platforms is a plus.
•    Familiarity of GLP regulations is a plus.
•    Familiarity with spreadsheet, word processing, and graphical computer programs (e.g. EXCEL, WORD, SIGMAPLOT, etc.).
•    Detail oriented, good organizational, documentation and technical writing skills.
•    Ability to work in a team environment.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to present strong scientific description in presentations and in team meetings.

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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