Associate Scientist I or R&D Associate II - Protein

AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, MD

  • Type: Full Time
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At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our peoples exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a part of our Protein Engineering team inGaithersburg, MD, youll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients lives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Major responsibilities include planning and executing experiments related to developing protein engineering platforms for therapeutic antibody generation and optimization. She/he will work with scientists to create research plans, execute experiments, analyze and interpret data and present results to the group and the department. She/he is expected to have a strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills and keep good records. Strong team-based communication and presentation skills will be required.

Essential Requirements:

For AS I:

Bachelors Degree in Molecular Biology or other related fields with at least 5 years of relevant experience in industry (preferred) or academia or Masters Degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience in industry (preferred) or academia

For R&DA II:

Bachelors Degree in Molecular Biology or other related fields with 2-5 years of relevant experience in industry (preferred) or academia or Masters Degree with 0-2 years of relevant experience in industry (preferred) or academia

The ideal candidate should have strong hands-on experience in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry, particularly PCR and molecular cloning techniques. Protein expression, purification and characterization experience is also required. Experience in cell culture, FACS and antibody engineering (phage/yeast display-based selections) is also highly desirable.

Knowledge

Hands-on experience with advanced PCR and molecular cloning techniques, particularly where troubleshooting was required to drive a project forward

Familiarity with cell culture, recombinant protein production and purification. Biochemical characterization such as affinity determination and immunoassays (ELISA)

Experience with antibody engineering and FACS is highly desirable

The ability to learn and embrace new technologies quickly, work independently and communicate well with the team

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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