Protein Scientist

Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Protein Scientist

Gaithersburg, MD, US

AstraZeneca has an opening for a Scientist within the Biologics Engineering Department to support pre-Clinical research of innovative therapeutic products. Expertise in molecular biology and cell culture techniques is critical.

Do you have expertise in, and passion for therapeutic's R&D? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact on programs in Cancer, Inflammation, Cardiovascular, Metabolic diseases and Infectious Diseases in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? 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.

Gaithersburg, MD site

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 on-site day care. This is where you'll find activity-based work spaces to suit a variety of working styles while increasing collaboration between teams.

Business Area:

The Protein Science group is at the heart of the Biologics Engineering department. We provide custom reagents in support of all therapeutic areas. We are a science-led expert function of people with curious minds that supports the discovery and engineering of novel biomolecules. We are passionate about collaboration and developing cutting edge technologies to create the next generation of biotherapeutics to improve patients' lives.

What you'll do:

We are seeking candidates with a BS with 10 years of experience, or a MS with 5 years of experience performing molecular biology and cell culture techniques. Expertise in molecular biology techniques including DNA cloning, Sanger sequencing and qPCR are required. Familiarity with mammalian cell culture and the use of viral and mammalian gene delivery vectors is preferred. Good communication and documentation skills are essential. The candidate will be part of an interactive team contributing to multiple pre-clinical programs in Cancer Biology, Autoimmunity, Inflammation and Infectious Diseases.

Skills and capabilities needed

Essential for the role

  • RT-PCR, qPCR
  • DNA cloning
  • DNA sequencing (Sanger)

Desirable for the role
  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Transient transfection
  • Viral and mammalian expression vectors

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 recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization 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 already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you.

Where can I find out more?

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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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