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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Job reference: R-048823
Posted date: Apr. 10, 2019

Description of the Department:

The Manufacturing Sciences team, based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is a fully integrated process scale-up and biomanufacturing function. At our Pilot Plant Facility, our dynamic clinical manufacturing team performs bioprocessing operations for novel molecules to support the development of new medicines. We produce pre-clinical and early through late stage clinical drug products that advance AstraZeneca’s biologics pipeline.

We are looking for team players to join our Core cGMP Biomanufacturing Functions in Support Services, Cell Culture and Purification production processes. In this role you will interact directly with other Manufacturing Sciences staff specializing in the following areas:

  • Process Scale Up Team – our manufacturing sandbox performing process scale up activities and generate material for development studies.
  • Engineering and Automation Team – responsible for designing and implementing mechanical and automated manufacturing systems.
  • Materials Management Team - responsible for managing and assuring supply of raw materials for clinical manufacturing.
  • Manufacturing Transfer & Integration Team - responsible for batch record and procedure writing, deviation identification and resolution activities, and design and delivery of technical and cGMP training for all Manufacturing Sciences staff.
  • The Engineering Technical Services Team – providing real time engineering solutions for site operations.

We’re hands on, take ownership and run with our ideas. We have an open and collaborative culture. Those who join our team feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by teamwork, innovation and growth opportunities.

Benefits: What we offer:

AstraZeneca offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages including matching 401K, excellent health insurance, education assistance programs and the opportunity to work in the US headquarters of a top 10 biopharmaceutical company.

Description of Position(s):

As a Bioprocessing Associate in the Clinical production team within Biopharmaceutical Development, you’ll build broad knowledge of bioprocessing in a cGMP environment to launch your career in the biopharmaceutical industry. In this role you will take an adaptable, science driven approach to everything you do.  You will become an integral part of process development, accelerating product candidates into the clinic and gaining knowledge and experience in cell culture, purification and critical support activities. Under the supervision of highly trained personnel, you will gain the process knowledge and skillsets to perform large scale clinical development activities through hands-on training.  You will join a collaborative and driven team in a world class biopharmaceutical company that is driving disruptive innovation in the industry.

Principal Duties for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Associate

  • Operates bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment such as: incubators, stainless steel and disposable single-use bioreactors, depth filtration skids, LN2 dewars, chromatography skids, single-use mixers, centrifuges, washers, autoclaves, tanks and in-process testing instruments.
  • Monitors critical process parameters and troubleshoots equipment during processing.
  • Performs daily manufacturing tasks per Standard Operating Procedures and Manufacturing Production Records.
  • Documents all manufacturing activities clearly and accurately per cGMP requirements.
  • Prepares for processing by ensuring equipment and materials necessary are adequate and available.
  • Ensures all production activities are completed in a safe and compliant manor.
  • Interacts regularly with co-workers, senior personnel and supervisors in dynamic team environment to improve quality and process efficiency.

Qualifications: What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Scientific, Engineering or Biotech field with 0-3 years' experience with biologics production processes under GMP compliance.
  • The desire to work as part of a team, solve problems creatively, and an enthusiasm for learning.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Bioprocessing Associate

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