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Senior Scientist, Molecular Biology/Protein Sciences
Gaithersburg, MD, US
AstraZeneca has an opening for a Senior Scientist in the Protein Sciences group within the Biologics Engineering Department to support pre-clinical research of innovative therapeutic products. An expertise in core and innovative molecular biology techniques is critical.
Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Molecular Biology and Protein Engineering? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact on programs in Cancer, Respiratory and Immunology, Cardiovascular, Metabolic Disease and Infectious Disease 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, excited to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you're our kind of person!
Our Gaithersburg, Maryland facility creates life-changing medicines for people around the world. This campus employs more than 3,500 guides 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 pioneering 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 workspaces to suit a variety of working styles while increasing collaboration between teams.
Biologics Engineering is a science-led authority function of people with curious minds that supports the discovery and engineering of novel biomolecules. The Protein Science technology hub is at the heart of Biologics Engineering. Our interactive team provides custom cell lines, proteins and reagents in support of all therapeutic areas. We are passionate about collaboration and innovation and strive to develop powerful technologies that help create the next generation of bio-therapeutics to improve patients' lives.
What you'll do
We are seeking a highly motivated and independent Senior Scientist to initiate, direct, and perform research experiments and develop next generation technologies for molecular biology, cell line engineering, and protein chemistry. In this role, you will work within an interactive team of authorities to support programs in Cancer, Respiratory and Immunology, Cardiovascular, Metabolic Disease and Infectious Disease. A successful candidate will have an expertise in a wide variety of powerful molecular biology techniques and topics. Your passion and curiosity to independently seek out, develop and innovate new technologies to expand our engineering toolkit will be essential. Your ability to work with a cross-functional team of scientists to meet timelines and drive innovation will be crucial. You should be confident in your ability to multi-task and quickly adjust to changes in priorities and timelines.
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