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Location: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Job reference: R-002754
Posted date: Feb. 09, 2017

Location – Cambridge (UK)

If you’re inspired to work for a world premier biotechnology company delivering life-changing products– join us.

MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. We have one of the most robust pipelines in the industry. You will have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day. As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing medicines. 

As the R&D Manager within the Purification Process Sciences group in Cambridge, UK you will have responsibility for the Research Support Team to conduct purifications and analysis of recombinant proteins. With 2-3 direct reports you will provide planning, organisation and monitoring of the processes run on a day to day basis.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for a core group that interfaces with multiple internal scientific groups across R & D and/or other departments.
  • Working under general supervision of Associate Director. 
  • Making detailed observations, analyses data, and interprets results.
  • Effectively presents results at internal meetings. 
  • Participating at external scientific meetings. 
  • Responsible for meeting project goals within time and budget constraints
  • Maintaining high level of expertise through review of scientific literature and attendance at scientific conferences.
  • Seeking to apply expertise to continuous process and technical improvement in their area of responsibility
  • Performing as a contributing member of one or more project teams.
  • General laboratory activities along with the following
  • Protein purification and formulation
  • Protein purification process development and optimisation
  • Protein analysis  - using standard methods including HPLC, SDS PAGE, Spectrophotometer)

Essential requirements

  • BSc in relevant subject eg: Biology/Biochemistry  based
  • Work in protein purification either at University or industry
  • Written and spoken English with a basic understanding of mathematics chemistry and biology. Understanding of the basic principles of protein purification and the associated analytics.
  • Hard working, balanced and meticulous with an ability to work well under pressure. Adaptable and a team player with a conscientious attitude and enthusiasm. Clear communication, capable of multitasking.

Desirable requirements

  • Line Management
  • Experience in the field of protein purification, especially with regard to Monoclonal Antibody and Related Proteins. 
  • Keen desire to build on the role                 

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

MedImmune is an equal opportunity employer. MedImmune 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.

Closing date for applications 10th March 2017

Competitive remuneration and company benefits apply.

R&D Manager, Purification Process Sciences

AstraZeneca in the UK

Our 6,700-strong UK workforce is based across seven sites in the UK, including our new research facilities and global corporate headquarters in Cambridge. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is globally renowned as a leading centre of research, education and patient care. For AstraZeneca, the campus is the perfect environment in which to foster a vibrant culture of open innovation and collaboration.

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