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Hiring Associate Scientist I or R D Associate II Protein for Washington Location AstraZeneca

  • Experience: Fresher
  • Location: Washington
  • Category: Biotech Jobs
  • Posted: Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Skills: Hands-on experience with advanced PCR and molecular cloning techniques, particularly where troubleshooting was required to drive a project forward Familiarity with cell culture, recombinant protein production and purification. Biochemical characterization such as affinity determination and immunoassays (ELISA) Experience with antibody engineering and FACS is highly desirable

Job Description

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 peoples exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a part of our Protein Engineering team inGaithersburg, MD, youll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients lives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Major responsibilities include planning and executing experiments related to developing protein engineering platforms for therapeutic antibody generation and optimization. She/he will work with scientists to create research plans, execute experiments, analyze and interpret data and present results to the group and the department. She/he is expected to have a strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills and keep good records. Strong team-based communication and presentation skills will be required.

Essential Requirements:

For AS I:

Bachelors Degree in Molecular Biology or other related fields with at least 5 years of relevant experience in industry (preferred) or academia or Masters Degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience in industry (preferred) or academia

For R&DA II:

Bachelors Degree in Molecular Biology or other related fields with 2-5 years of relevant experience in industry (preferred) or academia or Masters Degree with 0-2 years of relevant experience in industry (preferred) or academia

The ideal candidate should have strong hands-on experience in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry, particularly PCR and molecular cloning techniques. Protein expression, purification and characterization experience is also required. Experience in cell culture, FACS and antibody engineering (phage/yeast display-based selections) is also highly desirable.

 

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