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AstraZeneca: Senior Scientist Immuno-Oncology

Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Gaithersburg
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Scientist Immuno-OncologyLocation: Gaithersburg, MDAt AstraZeneca, we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, 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 ideas 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 focused principally on four disease areas breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers.The Department of Oncology Early Research at AstraZeneca is seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientist with scientific and technical expertise in innate immunology, specifically focusing on myeloid biology, and a proven track record of independently-led scientific achievement to join our team. The successful candidate will plan, execute, and communicate routine drug discovery research, and translate these learnings into novel therapeutic approaches. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead research in a multidisciplinary environment to advance projects in our pre-clinical pipeline, turning ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, 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 ideas to life.Typical Accountabilities:Plans and executes routine drug discovery research experiments independently, communicates the results to team members and leadership groups.Leads a team and works collaboratively with project managers to ensure the efficient relay of information and forward translation of dataMaintains a well-developed understanding of approaches to drug discovery and applies a broader functional knowledge of the procedures used by diverse project groups to support the department where neededAssesses and reports data, with little or no guidance, in a clear and concise manner, with a clear understanding of its implications within the overall context of drug discoveryProvides technical instruction to the team and allocates administrative work where possibleCommunicates and shares information between distinct projects within the bioscience function and across other functionsEnsures own work, and work of peers, is compliant with Good Laboratory Practice, Safety, Health, and Environment standards and all other relevant internal AstraZeneca standards and external regulationSkills:The position is a hands-on, laboratory based position. Candidate must have ability to work with minimal direct supervision and ability to advise/train junior scientistsExperience in immunology research, specifically in the field of myeloid biology, is required.Strong cell biology skills in tissue culture techniques, isolation and culture of primary myeloid cells and the use of co-culture systems.Experience executing and analyzing multicolor flow cytometry.Experience with RNA/DNA/protein handling, immunoassays, quantitative PCR, and reporter assays.Strong interpersonal, influencing, negotiating and collaboration skills together with evidence of having used these to support problem solving and delivery in a team-oriented, collaborative environmentThis position requires excellent communication and problem-solving skills.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, 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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

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