R&D Associate I/II - CAR-T
At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.
About AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, MD:
Our Gaithersburg, Maryland facility creates life-changing medicines for people around the world. This campus employs more than 3,500 experts in our field and is only a short drive from Washington, DC. This modern and vibrant scientific campus is the home of R&D and Oncology in the US. Here, we play host to some of the most cutting-edge technology and lab spaces, all designed to inspire collaboration and cross-functional science. We believe employees benefit from being challenged and inspired at work. We are dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and collaboration.
The Gaithersburg site offers a variety of amenities to help boost productivity and help keep our employees happy and healthy. This includes a fitness center, employee healthcare clinic, electric vehicle charging stations, dry cleaning, full-service cafeteria and copy center. This is where you’ll find newly-designed, activity-based work spaces to suit a variety of working styles while increasing collaboration between teams.
Summary of the group:
The Bioassay Group develops and delivers fit-for-purpose, robust, and technologically advanced biological assays to progress pipeline products from research to commercial. We support end-to-end biological and bioanalytical characterization of AstraZeneca pipeline assets including mAbs, bispecifics, novel molecules, ADCs, oncolytic viruses and vaccines. We also support regulatory filings from IND to BLA and beyond.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
- The successful candidate will work within a team responsible for developing, optimizing robust functional, characterization and molecular analytical methods to support lot release and characterization of therapeutic biologics such as antibodies, fusion proteins, vaccines, gene and cellular therapeutics.
- The candidate will be responsible for carrying out bioanalytical cell-based assay testing of CAR-T cells and assist in the identification and evaluation of new technologies.
- The candidate will be expected to execute lab experiments, make detailed observations, analyze data, interpret results, and report experiment data clearly and concisely. The candidate will present and discuss experimental results to team member, at internal and external meetings, and he/she will contribute to scientific publications and regulatory submissions.
- Must be highly organized, detail oriented and have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Finally, he/she must work effectively and collaboratively as a team member within a highly matrixed organizational structure.
R&D Associate I: BS with some relevant experience preferred
R&D Associate II: BS with 2+ years of relevant experience required or MS with some relevant experience preferred
Candidates must have a thorough understanding of cell culture and hands-on experience with in vitro bioassay techniques. Familiar with lab instrumentations and relevant software packages. Excellent teamwork and effective interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral. They must also have good time management and organizational skills
Cellular/molecular biology or immunology expertise is preferred. GMP experience is desired. Flow experience is a plus.
At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.
So, what’s next!
Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.
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