MedImmune currently has an opening for an Associate Scientist I or II in Gaithersburg, MD. This position is focused on late stage cell culture process development. The candidate will be an active member of a team responsible for developing and optimizing scalable mammalian cell culture processes for the production of therapeutic proteins and transferring processes to clinical and commercial sites. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, routine sub-culture of cells, development of optimized and robust seed train and bioreactor processes, media and feed development, cell banking, designing of experiments; statistical analysis of data, trouble-shooting and developing new technologies. The candidate will contribute to writing development reports such as process description and process characterization reports, summarizing and interpreting results and writing technology transfer documents. The candidate will also assist with compiling data/information and writing CMC sections for regulatory submissions (IND/BLA). The candidate will be expected to maintain current knowledge of scientific literature as well as take initiative to identify and solve scientific and technical challenges of the field. The candidate will be expected to present data at internal meetings and, as appropriate, at external conferences. It is expected that the candidate will maintain lab equipment that is used to support lab operations. The use of a lab notebook and the collection of detailed and accurate records are required. A high degree of proficiency in spread-sheet programs and data analysis is expected.~BSP
This position is primarily laboratory-based. Due to nature of cell culture experiments, occasional weekend and holiday work may be required.
Bachelor or Master of Science in chemical/ biochemical/ biomolecular engineering or related science disciplines. Relevant experience of 5 to 8 years with a Bachelor's degree and 2 to 5 years with a Master's degree is required for Associate Scientist I position. Relevant experience of 8 to 10 years with a Bachelor's degree and 5 to 8 years with a Master's degree is required for Associate Scientist II position.