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Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine -Permanent

Company: Astrazeneca
Location: Cambridge
Reference: R-006517
Closing Date: 05 Dec 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Negotiable

Job Summary:

Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine – Immuno-Oncology/Oncology-PermanentLocation – Cambridge, UK If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us. 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 day. ...


Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine – Immuno-Oncology/Oncology-Permanent

Location – Cambridge, UK

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us.

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 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 Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine in Cambridge, UK you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling 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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a dynamic leader in translational medicine. As a Senior Scientist, you will provide exceptional scientific and strategic leadership to Translational Medicine approaches to aid development of MedImmune’s exciting Immuno-Oncology/Oncology portfolio.

You will lead one or more Translational Science sub-teams to develop testable hypothesis to drive biomarker and personalized healthcare strategies. You will work with lab-enabled scientists / Sr. scientists and bioinformatics analysts to mine genomic and proteomic data from internal and external collaborations and clinical trials to develop high profile manuscripts and help establish scientific leadership for MedImmune. In this role, you will also have the opportunity to guide diagnostic teams to turn predictive biomarkers into companion diagnostics.

This is an important, high profile and visible role where you can leverage your outstanding communication and leadership skills, to build strong relationships with key stakeholders in Clinical, Research and other relevant functions within MedImmune and external academic collaborators. You should be viewed as a strong scientific and strategic leader who can work with a fast-paced clinical and product development organization to translate fundamental insights into the molecular heterogeneity of human disease into targeted therapeutic and biomarker hypotheses that can be tested in clinical trials. You will be expected to drive the publication of biomarker data in top-tier scientific, technical or medical journals.

Essential Requirements

* MD, MD/PhD or PhD degree in a relevant scientific field (e.g. immune-oncology, cancer biology, molecular biology, cell signalling, bioinformatics) or equivalent experience
* Academic and/or industry experience post-MD/PhD experience
* Outstanding record of innovative contributions to translational sciences in oncology as evidenced by a strong publication record including first / senior-authored publications in top-tier journals, inventorship on patents/filings and presentations at important conferences.
* Prior experience managing a group of research associates, scientists or leading a matrix team
* Outstanding verbal and written communications skills are a must.

Desirable Requirements

* Experience in analysing large datasets including genomic and proteomic together with a sound understanding of critical development functions, e.g. Clinical Sciences, Biomarker Development, Translational Medicine in the fields of Oncology and Immuno-Oncology

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.

Closing date for applications: 7th December 2017

Competitive remuneration and company benefits apply.


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