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Senior Scientist, Immuno Oncology

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-188493 Date posted 16/06/2024

Senior Scientist, Immuno Oncology - Gaithersburg, MD

Are you a highly motivated Senior Scientist with deep scientific and technical expertise in T cell biology? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team in Gaithersburg, MD. As a critical link between Bioscience and Clinical sciences teams, you will support and advance T-cell engagers in the early clinical stage. This position will provide the opportunity to dissect and explore novel preclinical biology, to provide the foundational bioscience perspective at cross-functional teams in early and late stages of drug development and to address scientific questions relevant to the clinical positioning of novel therapeutics.


As a Senior Scientist, you will apply your technical and scientific experience to advance innovative therapeutics into and through the clinic. This role will require laboratory wet work with both in vitro and in vivo components to drive innovative science and will also require leadership capabilities to effectively communicate bioscience strategy within cross-functional teams. Key responsibilities include independently developing, executing and delivering key in vitro & in vivo data sets critical for the advancement of clinically staged T-cell engager programs, providing scientific leadership and strategic guidance to cross-functional, global teams supporting early staged clinical candidates, contributing to regulatory documents associated with clinical progression of affiliated programs, and helping build AstraZeneca’s external presence in key areas of research.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Immunology, Cell Biology, or other related scientific field. Industry experience is preferred but not required.
  • Strong background and experience in immunology and/or immuno-oncology. Experience in T cell activation, co-stimulation and overall T cell biology is highly desirable, as is knowledge of hematologic cancer settings.
  • A high level of independence and with an ability to develop hypotheses and execute analysis plans for experimental data.
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing, negotiating and collaboration skills together with evidence of having used these to support problem solving and delivery in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations and written/oral communications for wide audiences
  • Proven record of success in your research and experience preparing manuscripts, posters and oral presentations

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Job complexity is high, and requires ability to thrives in a fast-paced business environment

At AstraZeneca's Oncology R&D department, we are a science-based, leading and decisive Oncology enterprise united in our vision to eliminate cancer as a cause of death. We are pioneers making bold moves that transform the way cancer is treated and truly improve patient outcomes. With one of the broadest and deepest Oncology pipelines in the industry, there are many opportunities to work with new and novel drugs and help discover what's next. We believe in growing together and providing a place where everyone can have a voice. We are diligent and committed to our science-driven approach, with a sharp focus on outcomes. We transform the way cancer is treated to make a meaningful difference to people and patients.

About Our Gaithersburg Oncology Hub

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 are dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and collaboration.

The Gaithersburg site offers a variety of amenities to 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, game rooms, community garden and more. This is where you’ll find newly-designed, activity-based work spaces to suit a variety of working styles while increasing collaboration between teams.

Are you ready to follow the science? Join the team at the heart of AstraZeneca that is committed and encouraged to follow the science. Driven by our curiosity, passion and determination we are paving the way to change the practice of medicine in Oncology. Apply now and be part of our mission to eliminate cancer as a cause of death!

Please contact Bobbi Poole, our Talent Acquisition Partner.

Closing Date: July 15, 2024

Competitive remuneration and benefits apply

We offer a competitive Total Reward program including a market driven base salary, bonus and long term incentive. We have a generous paid time off program and a comprehensive benefits package.

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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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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