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Research Associate Bioscience Immunology, Early Respiratory And Immunology

Location Waltham, Massachusetts, United States Job ID R-199433 Date posted 09/05/2024

Research Associate Bioscience Immunology, Early Respiratory And Immunology

Are you passionate about Science? Do you want 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! 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.


As a part of our growing Immunology Bioscience team within the Early R&I department, we are seeking a highly motivated scientist with diverse laboratory skills to join our collaborative team. This candidate would ideally have experience in immunology or related disciplines such as biology, biomedical engineering, virology, genetics or microbiology. This is a lab-based position, and the role will be based in Waltham, Massachusetts within AstraZeneca’s state-of-the-art laboratories where you will follow the science to help drive innovation and advance medicine to help improve patient lives. This position offers a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic and innovative environment developing your career at the interface of research and drug discovery.

Essential Skills/Experience:

-  BS or MS degree in biology, immunology or a relevant discipline with at least 1 year of experience (preferably industry experience).

-  Must be Highly organized and self-motivated, with a drive to learn.

-  Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team to conduct a high-level research project is essential.

-  Experience with aseptic cell culture technique is required and hands-on skills in basic immunological assays is strongly preferred (e.g. multi-color flow cytometry, primary cell culture, functional cell based assays, ELISA, Western blot, MSD, Luminex).

-  Hands on experience with molecular biology is a plus (e.g lentiviral or retroviral transduction, stable cell line generation, qPCR…).

-  Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to critically analyze datasets are essential.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

-  Experience in primary cell culture and assay development.

-  Skills such as flow cytometry, multiplex cytokine read-outs, qPCR and in vitro / ex vivo culture of immune cells.

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's Oncology R&D department, we push the boundaries of science to change the practice of medicine and transform the lives of patients living with cancer. We are a science-based, leading and decisive Oncology enterprise united in our vision to eliminate cancer as a cause of death. 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 foster a mindset of courage, where everyone is empowered to step up, innovate and work at pace. We lead through true collaboration, building collective wisdom by giving everyone a chance to input. It's science with an impact-making a difference for patients and people around the world.

Ready to take our leading Oncology pipeline to the next level? Apply now and join us in our mission to eliminate cancer as a cause of death!

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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