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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Job reference: R-033082
Posted date: Feb. 13, 2019

MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives every single day. As one of the world’s best-in-class biotechnology companies, our mission centres on delivering life-changing medicines that advance world health and help fight and cure disease.

We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a real passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering groundbreaking research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, infectious diseases and vaccines.

MedImmune’s dynamic environment fosters teamwork and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent. If you’re passionate about the possibilities science holds to change lives and thrive when making brave decisions, then join us.

As a molecular biologist/immunologist within the Antibody Discovery & Protein Engineering team in Cambridge (UK), you will play a pivotal role in the isolation of novel therapeutics via MedImmune’s biologics discovery platforms. You will work in a multidisciplinary matrix environment to conceive, design, and execute strategies to generate novel therapeutics. Additionally, you will provide scientific expertise in the evaluation of new innovative technologies, such as single B-cell technologies, microfluidics, and next generation sequencing, for their utility in drug discovery to help keep MedImmune at the forefront in the field of biologics discovery. Depending on your experience, you could be hired as a Scientist I or Scientist II.

What we need from you:

  • PhD with postdoctoral experience (or equivalent experience) in molecular biology and/or immunology.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Strong organisational ability to plan and prioritise work to meet deadlines.
  • Scientific curiosity and the ability to critically assess your own work.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience with single B-cell technologies, flow cytometry and/or microfluidics.
  • Knowledge and practical experience of protein engineering and/or antibody generation platforms (hybridoma or in vitro display technologies), molecular biology (e.g. PCR, cloning, Sanger and next-gen sequencing, and sequence analysis), biochemical assays (e.g. ELISA, HRTF), mammalian cell culture, protein expression and purification.
  • Experience working with primary cells and performing cell-based assays.
  • Experience of assay development and troubleshooting.
  • Experience of working within an industrial environment.

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 good fit, please share this posting with them.

Competitive remuneration and company benefits apply.

Posting end date: March 15th

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.

Scientist I/II - Antibody Discovery

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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