Upstream Associate Scientist I/II

Frederick, Maryland

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.

Our Frederick facility creates life-changing medicines for people around the world. We make a direct contribution to treating people with cancer, respiratory and autoimmune conditions across the globe. From catered site festivities to competitive events, community outreach activities, environmental and wellness showcases and team-building events, we take time to recognize our achievements. The Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC) is dedicated to building a culture of inclusion and collaboration. We host yearly Inclusion and Diversity conferences and have an employee resource group dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion and improving employees' professional development through interactive and engaging events and initiatives. We are also an award-winning employer and has been recognized as a 'Top 50' Business in Frederick, and Frederick County's 'Best Place to Work' distinction in 2015 and 2019.

The Associate Scientist I/II play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. The primary focus of this position is upstream purification laboratory support in the MS&T laboratories.

**This is posted as an Upstream Associate Scientist I/II depending on experience and education

What you'll do:

You will be responsible for conducting or participating in technically fast paced projects within your specific area or field, including the following:

  • Support commercial production and technology transfer of manufacturing processes to commercial facility.
  • Conduct process performance monitoring and support process improvement strategies.
  • Conduct or participates simultaneously in multiple projects that range in different complexities and technically demanding within a specific area/field.
  • Support investigations to resolve deviations, understand process trends, and/or improve process performance.
  • Contribute to day-to-day technical support for manufacturing operations and implementation of longer-term projects or investigations.
  • Responsible for maintaining technical expertise on several process unit operations the upstream manufacturing process.
  • Responsible for carrying out raw material variability data pulling and evaluations in support of statistical and multivariant analysis.
  • Support data gathering in support of regulatory documents and regulatory inspections.
    • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives.
    • Contribute to technology, development or support programs.
    • Conduct activities and interactions consistent with AstraZeneca values and in compliance with the Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards relevant to your role.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Science or Engineering. Master's Degree preferred.
  • At least four(4) years of experience in Scientific / Biotech / Pharmaceutical field with a BS or two (2) years of experience with a MS.
  • Cell culture process experience required.
  • Upstream Technology Transfer experience preferred.
  • Previous experience in Biologics working in cell culture (cell lines such as mammalian) and purification of large molecules in therapeutic antibodies, vaccines or injectables.
  • Knowledge of GMP manufacturing principles and documentation
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to solve problems and work independently
  • Strong interpersonal and communication 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, groundbreaking cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

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 embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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