Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Cambridge


Analytical Development Associate Scientist

MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every single day. As one of the world’s best-in-class biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease. Here at MedImmune, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a real passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering g research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a rare and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.

MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent. If you’re passionate about the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us.

We are seeking a highly motivated Analytical Development Associate Scientist with experience in chromatography and electrophoresis techniques. You will focus on the support of early drug development programmes via supporting the analytical characterisation of novel proteins (from peptides to antibodies), through method development, method qualification, batch release and stability assessment.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Global Analytical Sciences Group based at the Medimmune Cambridge facility. You will be joining the team involved in method development, lot release, stability studies, early clinical trial support and technology transfer. With an exciting research pipeline, when could be a better time to develop your career with us?

The Role

You will use your existing knowledge to perform analytical testing (using a variety of physicochemical techniques) to assess the quality of MedImmune products for use in formulation, pharmacology and all other applications. As part of this, you will drive the development of new analytical techniques within the Analytical Biotechnology team, by developing, qualifying and trouble-shooting methods for novel protein based products. You will regularly perform routine analytical biochemistry methods; including (but not limited to) chromatographic methodologies, capillary gel electrophoresis and isoelectric focussing.

As a member of the team you will ensure CMC goals and objectives are met. To allow this you will work according to established methods and SOP's to perform testing experiments as required, as well as keep accurate and clear records of all work performed using approved forms and laboratory notebooks in a timely fashion. You will also perform full data processing, tabulation, interpretation and presentation of results from assay work and lead/participate in discussions on how results impact on project goals.

You are expected to implement and promote MedImmune Cambridge's health and safety practices at all times, including the regulations governing COSHH, as detailed in relevant MedImmune risk assessments.

What we need from you:

Significant relevant laboratory-based experience of the following techniques: Chromatography (HPLC, UPLC), gel electrophoresis techniques, Isoelectric Focusing – including method development.
Educated to at least BSc in Life Sciences or similar area.
Experience characterising biologics (peptides/antibodies).
Next Steps – Apply Today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, we ask you to 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 good fit, please share this posting with them.

MedImmune is an equal opportunity employer. MedImmune will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or

About the company

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines.

We believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel, targeted therapies that interact with them. This is at the heart of our purpose as a company: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

We invest in distinctive science in three main therapy areas where we believe we can make the most meaningful difference to patients: oncology; cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity. Our science exploits our rare combination of capabilities in small molecules and biologics, immunotherapies, protein engineering technologies and devices. These are reinforced by a strong focus on translational science and personalised healthcare capabilities. We build on our own capabilities by collaborating with world-renowned scientists and academic institutions and partnering with like-minded science-led companies.

Through leading in science, we are confident that we can transform the lives of people around the world and deliver value to our shareholders.

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