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Scientist I - Formulation Sciences

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

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for Science? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then youre our kind of person.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 youll find newly-designed, activity-based work spaces to suit a variety of working styles while increasing collaboration between teams.Summary of the group:This position is within Early Stage Formulation Sciences responsible for designing and developing formulation and drug product presentation for Phase 1 through pivotal clinical trials.Main Duties & Responsibilities:Work in a state-of-the-art laboratory that is focused on development of formulations and fill finish process for therapeutic proteins and provide support to research, clinical and manufacturing teams in moving drugs from candidate selection to commercialization.Work on protein formulation, characterization and stability testing.Lead various activities in evaluating and advancing the science in this field.Make detailed experimental observations, review and analyze data, interpret experimental results, present scientific data to both internal audiences within the company and external scientific community.Functional representative on CMC teams and subteamsAuthor CMC sections for regulatory filingsEducation & Experience Requirements:PhD. in Chemical/Biochemical engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field with a 0- 2 years of relevant experience.Required Skills:Science minded, highly motivated self-starter with drive to succeed, with good communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership qualities, and the ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary fast paced environmentExperience in current approaches for formulation development, biophysical characterization of proteins, protein stability, and analytical method development is required.Experience in dry dosage formulation and process development (e.g., lyophilization).Desired Skills:Candidate should have working knowledge in Design of Experiments and statistical principles. Familiarity with fill finish process technology, aseptic drug product manufacturing process development, and cGMP knowledge is advantageous.Ability to work as an individual contributor, and as a team member within team and matrix environments.Why AstraZenecaAt 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 recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means were opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.So, whats nextAre you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope its yours.Where can I find out moreCheck out our landing page for more information on our BPD group https://careers.astrazeneca.com/bpdOur Social Media, Follow AstraZeneca on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/1603/Follow AstraZeneca on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/astrazenecacareers/Follow AstraZeneca on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/astrazeneca_careers/?hl=enby Jobble

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