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QC Senior Microbiologist Cell & Gene Therapy

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-185351 Date posted 20/11/2023

Our Gaithersburg, Maryland facility creates life-changing medicines for people around the world. The modern, vibrant scientific campus employs more than 3000 experts in our field, and it is only a short drive from Washington, DC. It is filled with cutting edge technology. Our labs spaces were built to facilitate collaboration, interaction and cross functional science. We believe employees benefit from being challenged and inspired at work. We offer everything from bean bag rooms for creative brain storming, game rooms and Zen garden to treadmill stations and regular campus happy hours. The Gaithersburg site offer a variety of amenities to help boost efficiency 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.

Join AstraZeneca and help us deliver life-changing medicines! Be among our employees who continue to make us an innovation-driven company that stands firmly among the leaders in BioPharmaceuticals

Are you ready to provide expert technical and analytical support to the Quality Control function? This role includes instrumentation and methodology troubleshooting, non-routine analysis, and the evaluation and exploitation of new technology. If you are qualified to graduate level/or equivalent in a scientific discipline, with experience of working in a Good Manufacturing Practice laboratory environment, this could be the role for you!

Accountabilities:

As a QC Senior Microbiologist, you will conduct activities and interactions consistent with Company values and in compliance with the Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards relevant to your role. You will prioritize your workload effectively and efficiently, keeping in mind the needs of the stakeholders and commitments of the team. You will represent the team as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in such topics as performance and understanding of biological assays, endotoxin, sterility, bioburden, mycoplasma, viral testing, and aseptic processing. You will also participate in and approve laboratory or process deviations, including laboratory investigations.

Essential Skills/Experience:

- Bachelor's degree in a related subject (eg… Biology)

- 2+ years’ experience in a GMP QC Micro lab

- Demonstrated capability in aseptic sampling and testing

- High level of knowledge and competence with a specific piece of laboratory equipment, or a Quality process or system

Desirable Skills/Experience:

- 4+ years QC microbiology experience

- Experience in aseptic manufacturing and biologics

- Demonstrated project leadership capabilities

- Post-graduate degree such as Masters or PhD in a Science subject

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, our work is important and valued. We are always innovating, trialing the latest models and technologies to improve reliability and excellence in our processes. We are proactive, science-based, and solutions-oriented. It's our ambition to go far that keeps pushing us forward. But it's our pragmatic focus that keeps us delivering what will have the biggest impact on our patients. We are a team of ambitious people, who want to go far and we're all here to achieve.

Join us in Operations where you can be the voice of the patient. Be proud to play a critical role as the eyes and ears of our patients. Unafraid of the responsibility, we monitor and sign off each batch as if the medicine were for our own family. All our contributions add up to improving the quality of patients' healthcare and ultimately their quality of life.

Ready to make a difference? Apply now!

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn’t mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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