Senior Scientist - CAR-T Reagents at AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Job Description:

Senior Scientist - CAR-T Reagents

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people's exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As apart of our Protein Engineering team inGaithersburg, MD, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives.

AstraZeneca has an opening for a Senior Scientist in the Cell Therapy group to support pre-clinical research of innovative therapeutic products. The main duties for the ideal candidate are to help build a CAR-T platform to support AstraZeneca's regenerative cell therapy pipeline projects.

About AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, MD

Our Gaithersburg, Maryland facility creates life-changing medicines for people around the world. This campus employs more than 3,500 experts 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 cutting-edge 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 copy center. This is where you'll find newly-designed, activity-based work spaces to suit a variety of working styles while increasing collaboration between teams.

Summary of the Group

The Cell Therapy group within the Antibody Discovery and Protein Engineering Department supports pre-clinical research of innovative therapeutic products. The main duties for the ideal candidate are to help build CAR-T-based approaches.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • The candidate will be responsible for producing reagents to support the biopharmaceutical CAR-T platform. They will work on viral vectors to deliver genes to primary T cells, as well as performing animal studies to investigate cell therapy within disease models. In addition, they will be working in a multidisciplinary matrix environment to further improve strategies towards clinical applications.
  • Must be able to multi-task, manage multiple projects simultaneously

Education & Experience Requirements

  • PhD degree in Cell Biology or relevant scientific discipline with 2+ years of laboratory research experience

Required Skills

  • Experience in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, immunoassays, flow cytometry, quantitative PCR methods, gene-targeting, genome editing and viral vectors
  • Prior experience with animal studies
  • Proven ability to work independently and effectively plan and organize work activities and prioritize task completion to meet schedules and deadlines

Desired Skills

  • Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong collaboration and team-working skills

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we're opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what's next?

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it's yours.

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