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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-044446
Posted date: Feb. 06, 2019
MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll 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 products 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 passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.

MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent.

The candidate will be a part of MedImmune drug delivery and device development group responsible for combination product development involving parenteral injection devices delivering biologics and peptides. This position is in the platform device development group and will be part of the development team implementing the state-of-the-art technologies to develop platform injection devices for a diverse and complex pipeline of drug assets through the entire portfolio ranging from clinical to commercial launch.

This role will contribute in the development of product requirements, generate and evaluate device concepts, conduct engineering analyses, develop detailed engineering specifications, create device designs, and perform design verification/validation testing in a cross-functional team to ensure successful development and launch of mechanical and electro-mechanical medical devices. This role requires excellent technical writing skills and good understanding of design control process. 

This position requires interactions with biopharmaceutical development functions particularly working with project teams in Medimmune, as well as collaborating with AstraZeneca's manufacturing, regulatory and quality organizations, and external device development partners.

Position Requirements:

Previous experience studying and/or working on device technologies is required. Experience with commercial/clinical development and/or regulatory filings related to device development is highly valued.

Educational Requirement:

B.S. or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical or related engineering field with 2-5 years (B.S.) or 0-2 years (M.S.) experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, device or drug delivery industry.

Special Skill/Abilities

Good communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are essential. Strong work habits and commitment to the position are highly valued. Problem solving, innovation and creativity are also fundamental qualities for this role.

Candidate is expected to be an independent thinker and able to perform work responsibilities and determine technical objectives with modest direction.

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, gender or gender 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.

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