• United Kingdom, Uk

Job Description:

At AstraZeneca, we are not afraid to do things differently We are building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be This means we are opening up new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together

Antibody Discovery and Protein Engineering (ADPE) & Discovery Sciences is a multi-faceted department which drives early drug discovery across AstraZenecas BioPharmaceuticals R&D and Oncology R&D portfolio

As an Associate Scientist (I or II) within ADPE in Cambridge, UK, you will pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our peoples exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe

If youre inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do join us

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will be part of a multi-functional team responsible for the isolation of therapeutic antibodies and tool reagents using in vivo antibody discovery technologies

As an Associate Scientist (I or II) you will generate and QC bespoke reagents (proteins, conjugates, cell lines, genetic expression constructs (eg plasmid DNA)) for in vivo antibody generation projects

You will perform the in vivo antibody discovery process including antigen specific B-cell isolation by flow cytometry or hybridoma generation, automated colony picking, primary characterisation of in vivo-derived antibodies using both biochemical and cell-based screens, antibody gene isolation and cloning, sequence analysis of antibody clones, hybridoma propagation, and antibody purification, in order to support projects in the identification of lead antibodies

In addition, you will contribute to projects aimed at improving process efficiency and investigate new methodologies, techniques and/or equipment that may be beneficial for the in vivo antibody discovery process and/or add value to the teams functional output

Core Attributes required

Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Strong organisational ability to plan and prioritise work to meet deadlines

Scientific curiosity and the ability to critically assess your own work

Excellent communication skills

Responsible for day-to-day lab management and represent the lab at site lab rep meetings

Essential Requirements

BSc in Molecular Biology/Cell Biology/Biochemistry

Demonstrated laboratory skills and experience in the following

Molecular biology (eg PCR, cloning, sequence analysis) and mammalian cell culture
Protein expression, purification and QC analytical techniques
Performing routine biochemical assays (eg ELISA, HRTF, western blotting, etc)

Desirable Requirements

Experience with hybridoma generation
Experience working with primary cells
Experience of performing cell-based assays
Practical experience of laboratory automation and LIMS systems
Practical experience of protein engineering
Experience within pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry
Experience of recombinant cell line generation

Next Steps Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender 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

Associate Scientist I or II


Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : Bio Tech/R&D/Scientist
Role : Bio-Technology Research
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 20th Feb 2020

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