R&D Associate II/Associate Scientist I

Organization
MedImmune
Job Location
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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 R&D Associate II or Associate Scientist I 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.



Requirements: 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
The candidate will perform analytical assays in support of protein solubility, stability and elucidation of protein degradation mechanisms. The candidate should be able to design, develop and execute experiments in the areas of preformulation, formulation screening and development, lyophilization, fill-finish, and/or biophysical characterization. Make detailed observations, analyze data, interpret results, maintain documentation, and prepare precise technical reports, summaries and protocols with minimal supervision. Present findings at internal meetings and/or contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and patent applications. Function effectively as a member of one or more project teams.
Essential Requirements 
Education: M.S. or B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutics, Chemical/biochemical Engineering or related field
Experience: R&D Associate II (BS 3-5 years, MS 0-2 years) ;Associate Scientist I (BS 5-6 years, MS 2-5 years), in biopharmaceutical industry/Academic lab  Desirable Requirements 
Experience with formulation development, biophysical characterization of protein, protein stability, and analytical methods development is desired. Experience in calorimetry, HPLC, lyophilization, UV/Vis spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy and in fill/finish operations would be advantageous. Good communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary fast paced environment are also an integral part of this position.
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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