Associate Scientist I/ II

Job Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Job 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 an Associate Scientist I/ II 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 
MedImmune is seeking an applicant for an Associate Scientist I/II position in the anti-bacterial group in infectious diseases and will help in developing monoclonal antibodies against bacterial virulence factors. 
Physicochemical Testing Group within the Analytical Sciences Department. The successful candidate will develop and optimize in vitro based assays for antibody testing and mechanism of action determination


Essential Requirements 
Education: B.S or M.S in biology, microbiology, immunology or related discipline 
Experience: 3-5 years of relevant laboratory experience 

•Broad experience required in immunologic assays (e.g. ELISA, whole cell ELISA, western blots, flow cytometry, opsonophagocytic killing assays), and cell culture. 
•Additional experience in high throughput screening and molecular biology would be a plus. 
•The candidate must be dedicated to maintaining high laboratory standards with regard to safety and quality, and must possess good organization, record keeping and communication skills. 
•Must be able to understand, conduct and interpret results of technically challenged experiments with minimum 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. 

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