Associate Scientist (AS) I / II or Associate Engineer (AE) I / II - 10382

Organization
MedImmune
Job Location
Frederick, MD
Job Description

MedImmune currently has an opening for an Associate Scientist (AS) I / II or Associate Engineer (AE) I / II within its Downstream Manufacturing Sciences and Technology (MS&T) group in Frederick, MD. The role for this person will include/entail the following:
* Supporting scale-up and technology transfer of manufacturing bioprocesses to commercial facilities; process performance monitoring; implementation of process improvement strategies; development of process models.
* Hands-on, problem-solving and/or laboratory-based role; developing and executing laboratory studies to support MS&T strategies and regulatory filings; troubleshooting manufacturing process and equipment issues.
* Conducting or participating in technically demanding projects .
* Making detailed observations, analyzes data, and interprets results; providing quantitative analyses, as required.
* Authoring, contributing and/or reviewing, as appropriate, technical reports, protocols, manufacturing batch records and other documents.
* Maintaining appropriate, timely documentation.
* Working independently and in collaboration w/others. Functioning effectively as a member of one or more project teams.
* Presenting findings at internal meetings and may present at external scientific meetings.
* Mentoring and performing as a positive role model to other personnel. May have supervisory responsibility.

Requirements

Works independently, typically with only general supervision.
* Proficient in meeting project goals, providing clear concise updates to colleagues and management, as needed. 
* Strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Strong analytical skills and the ability to apply novel approaches to challenging problems.
* Capable of developing new methods, technologies, and processes for project advancement, including scale-up and scale-down models; designing and executing efficient experimental plans; identifying, trouble-shooting and solving technical transfer and manufacturing issues.
* Experience and familiarity with bioprocess and analytical technology development: identifying, proposing and/or evaluating technologies to support advancement of Site and Departmental capabilities.
* Knowledge and experience with large-scale bioprocess purification, including chromatography, UF/DF, and normal flow filtration.
* Experience in GMP environment for commercial biopharmaceutical production is strongly preferred.
* Candidates must be available to work occasional evenings, weekends, and/or holiday hours on a rotating basis. Education:
AS I/AE I Years of experience preferred: Science: BS 5-8, MS 2-5 or 
Engineering BS 2-4; MS 0-2
AS II/AE II Years of experience preferred: Science: BS 8-10, MS 5-8 or 
Engineering BS 5-8; MS 3-5
Prefer industry experience. Additional Notes:*Full knowledge and application of principles, theories, concepts and techniques related to bioprocess purification.
* Productively work with internal customers or outside suppliers on routine and non-routine matters.
* Must establish working relationships and credibility with MS&T Department, Frederick Manufacturing Center, Bioprocess Development colleagues, and other key business partners. 
* Expected to continue and/or establish working relationships and credibility with individuals outside the company.
* Ability to operate effectively within cross-functional teams and influence outcomes.
* Flexibility in positional assignment and willingness to change direction as priorities shift.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

About Our Organization

My company shares my passion for helping to improve human health around the world.

"This is My MedImmune"

Those who join MedImmune feel a sense of ownership about their future. They thrive with a recognized leader in the biotechnology industry and the wholly-owned subsidiary of AstraZeneca plc. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance science, technology and medicine to develop products designed to help people live better lives. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, integrity and growth opportunities... that encourages both individual contribution and collaborative entrepreneurial thinking. Our products and/or product candidates are designed to address areas of need in infection, oncology, respiratory disease and inflammation, cardiovascular/metabolic disease and neuroscience. Explore a MedImmune career as we strive to better more lives, more often, around the world.

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