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Scientist - Physiochemical Development, Analytical Sciences

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-124776 Date posted 01/12/2021

AstraZeneca has taken critical steps to protecting colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants.  COVID-19 vaccination is required for all US employees, and weekly PCR COVID-19 testing is required for those who are unvaccinated or have an approved accommodation.

Do you have a passion for Science? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

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. 

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration through scientific research. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

AstraZeneca has an opportunity for a Scientist position in the Physicochemical Characterization Group within the Analytical Sciences Department in Gaithersburg, MD

Key Responsibilities:

The Scientist will carry out analytical testing and method development using Electrophoresis, Chromatography, and Mass Spectrometry techniques in support of early and late stage development of biopharmaceutical products, such as monoclonal antibodies, Fcfusion proteins and recombinant proteins. You will make detailed experimental observations, review and analyze data, interpret experimental results, and summarize data for presentations and reports.  In this role you will author SOPs, protocols, reports and other relevant documentation.

Requirements/Qualifications:

Education: Bachelors/Masters degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry or related field

Experience: BS and 5+ years of experience or MS and 2+ years of experience (with some laboratory experience required)

Special Skills/Abilities:

- Familiarity with data analysis software such as Empower, OpenLab, BiopharmaFinder, ProteinMetrics is desirable

- Chemistry or biochemistry laboratory experience is required

- Industry internship experience is a plus

- Strong background in protein chemistry and experience on at least one of the following analytical techniques: chromatography (SEC, IEC, RPLC), electrophoresis (cIEF, CGE, SDS-PAGE) and/or mass spectrometry (peptide mapping, intact mass analysis) is required

- Great teamwork and communication skills, multi-tasking, time management and organizational skills

- The ability to follow SOPs, policies, and regulations, and to perform routine lab equipment maintenance

- Must have the ability to work in a team environment and attention to detail

Why AstraZeneca?

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.

Where can I find out more?

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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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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