Scientist, Pre-Clinical Cancer Research
Posted on: October 19, 2020
Scientist, Preclinical Cancer Research, Gaithersburg, MD
What is Happening at AstraZeneca?
At AstraZeneca, we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working
here means being ambitious, thinking big and working together to
make the impossible a reality. Were passionate about the potential
of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world.
We commit to those areas where we believe we can really change the
course of medicine and bring big new insights to life.
AstraZenecas vision in Oncology is to push the boundaries of
science to change the practice of medicine, transform the lives of
patients living with cancer, and to ultimately eliminate cancer as
a cause of death. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is
bringing novel concepts in immuno-oncology to address unmet medical
Our antibody-drug conjugates team in Gaithersburg, MD is rapidly
growing. We are seeking a highly motivated and independent
Scientist with experience in preclinical cancer research and a
history of scientific expertise in modern cell and molecular based
methodologies. As a Scientist you will be a key member of a team
passionate about delivering all aspects of pharmacology support.
You will bring your theoretical and practical expertise to
establish assay systems and deliver datasets that will have direct
impact on the drug discovery process and pipeline.
Our Gaithersburg, Maryland facility develops life-changing
medicines for people around the world. The modern, vibrant
scientific campus employs more than 3000 experts in our field, and
it is only a short drive from Washington, DC. It is filled with
cutting edge technology. Our work areas were built to facilitate
teamwork, safe interactions and cross functional science. We
believe employees who feel safe and are challenged by the work, are
positioned to be creatively inspired to deliver.
Working in this laboratory-based position within the Early Oncology
Discovery group you will develop, design, conduct, troubleshoot,
and analyze in vitro experiments to assess the function of our ADCs
and dissect the mechanism of action of these novel cancer
- Support cross-functional teams
- Collaborate with project leaders to ensure the timely
generation and dissemination of critical program data
- As a highly organized, self-motivated laboratory science
professional, you will stay up to date with relevant technical and
intellectual scientific expertise in tumor biology and cancer
- Ideal candidates will have a genuine passion for this field of
Essential Skills and Capabilities
- Bachelor's Degree with 5+ years of experience
- Knowledge of cell biology, molecular biology, and/or
biochemistry in the context of cancer biology, with a desire for
- Experience with routine cell culture, particularly culture of
- Experience with molecular- and cell-based methodologies such as
multicolor flow cytometry, fluorescent and live cell microscopy,
cytotoxicity assays, ELISA, qPCR, western blotting, and
- Works independently with minimal direction to conduct
- Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
and evidence of delivery in a team-oriented, collaborative
- Ensures own work, and work of peers, is GLP compliant, Safety,
Health, and Environment standards and all other relevant internal
AstraZeneca standards and external regulations are in order
Desirable for the role
- Masters degree in a scientific subject area
- Prior experience in the biopharmaceutical industry preferable
but not required
- A proven track record of efficiency; contributions to
scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals
- Experience in high-content imaging, cell cycle analysis, and/or
DNA Damage Repair, would be considered favorable
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 were opening new ways
to work, groundbreaking cutting edge methods and bringing
unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our
So, whats next?
Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good,
because we cant wait to hear from you!
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