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 Research Scientist within the Antibody Discovery & Protein Engineering team at Cambridge, UK you will play a pivotal role in building the capabilities in the area of virus vector engineering and virus mediated delivery of recombinant biologics.
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.
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
Working as part of the Antibody Discovery and Protein Engineering team, you will be involved in building the internal AAV platform capable of using viral approaches to deliver therapeutic proteins. Specifically, you will be responsible for developing the next generation of AAV technology for targeted delivery with improved efficacy, potency, transduction, and safety. This will be a laboratory based role, working in a multidisciplinary matrix environment to conceive, design, and execute strategies to generate novel AAV variants.