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Post Doctoral Fellow - Immuno-Oncology


Gaithersburg, MD

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If you're inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions - join us.
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 day. As one of the world's premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease. As a
Post Doctoral Fellow in
Gaithersburg, MD
, 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 passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We're pioneering innovative 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 unique 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.
The Department of Oncology Research at MedImmune, LLC is seeking a highly motivated immuno-oncologist for a postdoctoral fellowship, developing and leading an independent research project using in vitro 3D models of cancer and immune cell interactions and in vivo mouse models to identify genetic drivers of the tumor microenvironment (TME). The successful applicant will utilize a background in cancer biology to perform genetic screens for genes important in TME remodeling. This position is a hands-on, laboratory based position, whereby the successful applicant is expected to present findings to field-related internal and external audiences. The position offers a unique opportunity for a talented scientist to work in a dynamic and innovative environment and to develop their career at the interface of basic research and drug discovery.
Position Requirements
Ph.D. in Immunology, Molecular Biology or related field with 0-3 years of postdoctoral experience
Required skills:
Experience in cancer or cancer immunology research.
Strong cell biology experience in tissue culture techniques, isolation and culture of primary cells and the use of co-culture systems.
Experience executing and analyzing multicolor flow cytometry.
Experience with in vivo mouse cancer models.
The candidate will be expected to make detailed observations, analyze data, and interpret results independently.
The position will require preparation of precise technical summaries, protocols, quantitative analyses, and maintenance of appropriate documentation.
This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills.
Desired skills:
Experience in isolation of rare cell populations.
Experience with large scale screening methods is preferred
Experience with in vitor 3D model systems is preferred
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.
Date Posted
11-Jun-2018 Closing Date

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