Scientist I/Associate Scientist II

Organization
MedImmune
Job Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Job Description

The ideal candidate will support internal and external preclinical discovery efforts and active drug development programs, through validation studies, screening assays for the selection and functional characterization of new molecules focused on ameliorating or reversing disease pathogenesis. The selected individual will be a well-organized and a highly productive bench scientist that can design and execute experiments efficiently and interpret data in the context of multidisciplinary project teams. This position requires strong leadership, excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently in a dynamic and cross-functional group. The candidate is also expected to manage and prioritize a number of different projects and tasks in line with the priorities and goals of the department.

Major Responsibilities include:

Provide in vitro and ex vivo experimental support from concept/design, study initiation and prosecution, through to data analysis and communication of results to project teams and relevant groups.
Work with other functional groups within MedImmune to facilitate and maximize productivity.

Requirements:
Required Education:

BS degree in the life sciences with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
MS degree in the life sciences with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
PhD with 0 - 3 years of experience
Required Knowledge and Skills:

Strong scientific understanding of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.
Significant experience outside of an academic and institutional setting in a biotech or pharmaceutical company is preferred.
Experience with automation and expertise in performing high throughput assays: 96- and 394-well cell-based assays and biochemical assays.
Expertise in performing multiple functional assays relevant to metabolic diseases (for example, glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, hepatic glucose output, lipolysis, lipogenesis and / or glucose uptake assays).
Experience handling biological samples (tissues, plasma, serum) for analytical purposes.
Ability to handle biopharmaceutical compounds for in vitro and ex vivo pharmacology studies.
Extensive hands-on research experience and technical skills.
Excellent organizational skills, record keeping and data presentation, and capable of independently designing and executing experiments.
Proven ability to generate high quality data in a timely manner to facilitate data-driven decision making, as well as reports for internal meetings, publication in peer reviewed journals or IND filings.
Excellent interpersonal and oral as well as written communications skills.
Excellent ability to collaborate with scientists internally and externally to achieve the goals of the department.
Broad hands-on technical skill set should include basic cell biology, molecular biological and biochemical techniques, including tissue culture, cell separation technologies, functional cell-based in vitro assays with multiple cell types, ELISA, multiplex assays, qRT-PCR, western blotting, IHC among others and should be familiar with latest lab technologies and opportunities.
Hands on in vivo experience with animal models of obesity and diabetes is highly desirable.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation
Req ID8757
Position CategoryResearch - CV/MD

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