Scientist - T-Cell Receptor (TCR) Gene Therapy at AstraZeneca

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland





Job Description:

Scientist - T-Cell Receptor (TCR) Gene Therapy




Gaithersburg, MD



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 you're our kind of person. AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we are more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.



This Opportunity



We are seeking a Scientist who is passionate and highly motivated to eradicate cancer using T-cell receptor (TCR) gene therapy approaches. Key responsibilities of this role include:


  • Performing experiments related to generating antitumor T cells

  • Carrying out assays related to identifying tumor-specific TCRs

  • Characterizing phenotype, specificity, and function of T cells

  • Critically analyzing and interpreting data

  • Contributing to study reports and presentations




Essential for the role



  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline

  • Experience in mammalian cell culture

  • Experience in common immunological assays (e.g., multicolor flow cytometry)

  • Great attention to detail

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team




Desirable for the role



  • Expertise in culturing human T cells

  • Expertise in genetically modifying T cells

  • Strong molecular biology skills

  • Experience in immunotherapy development in a biotech/pharma setting

  • Master's degree in related field




About Our Gaithersburg Oncology Hub



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 you'll find newly-designed, activity-based work spaces to suit a variety of working styles while increasing collaboration between teams.



So, what's next?



Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good! We can't wait to hear from you!


If you're curious to know more, please contact Bobbi Poole, our Talent Acquisition Partner.



Closing Date: December 20, 2022




Competitive remuneration and benefits apply



We offer a competitive Total Reward program including a market driven base salary, bonus and long term incentive. We have a generous paid time off program and a comprehensive benefits package.



Where can I find out more?




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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 follow all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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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