Senior Research Scientist, Sample / Compound Management

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POST DATE 10/8/2017
END DATE 11/5/2018

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Waltham, MA

Waltham, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


b Location: /b Waltham, br Massachusetts, br United States br b Job reference: /b R-015082 br br b Posted date: /b Oct. 10, 2017 p b u Job Description: /u /b /p p At b AstraZeneca, /b we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a b Scientist / Senior Scientist: Discovery Sciences - Sample Management, y /b ou will be expected to receive, maintain, format and distribute inventory from AstraZeneca’s compound and biological collections. You will interface with all areas of drug discovery research; therefore, you should have a strong customer service orientation. This group primarily supports the North America region but also will partner with other Sample Management groups globally to provide efficient support across AZ and our partner organisations. /p p The Sample Management group works collaboratively to provide support within agreed service levels with a strong focus on our customers. We strive hard to understand what fits their needs best and to add value through our services. The Sample Management facility and service is leading edge and to maintain this position we actively seek ways to improve our process or exploit new technology /p p To be successful you must have a high aptitude for learning custom software for the processing, tracking and receiving orders b . /b Most importantly, you should be highly organized and analytical in nature. Familiarity with industry software, specifically Titian Mosaic, is highly desirable. Having experience in handling and or managing human biological samples (HBS) is a plus. /p p b u Accountabilities br /u /b b : br /b /p ul li Process solid and liquid orders upon the request of AZ project teams, for distribution globally to AZ customers (internal/external) and collaborative contract research organizations. br /li li Receive and distribute Human Biological Samples (HBS). br /li li Rapidly address customer queries with regards to Sample Management br /li /ul p software, processes and capabilities. br /p ul li Collaborate with internal project teams in the development of unique solutions to meet customer needs. br /li li Perform pilot experiments in collaboration with customers, and interpret test results, prepare reports, and present findings. br /li li Implement, validate, and optimize experimental methods. br /li li Remain current in research / technological advancements and discovery programs. br /li li Act in accordance with all AstraZeneca policies: personnel, SHE, ethics, etc. br /li li Proactively share expertise and ideas. /li /ul p b u Core Competencies br /u /b : br /p ul li Possess a strong work ethic and is highly customer focused /li li Can work collaboratively in a small team environment /li li Possess strong knowledge and understanding of relevant database and analytical software. /li li Be highly productive: consistently generate high quality results within established time frames, even in areas of limited precedent. /li li Be able to efficiently manage multiple tasks concurrently. /li li Regularly demonstrate his / her capacity to apply literature and theoretical concepts to the advancement of project team goals. /li li Communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels, showingwell-developed verbal and written communication skills. br /li li Have a solid understanding of other Discovery Groups, and their roles in candidate drug discovery. /li li Be able to independently plan, execute, and interpret experiments that contribute significantly to disease area project team goals. /li li Exemplify scientific accomplishments through publications. /li li Deliver effective presentations, both internally and externally, that are informative and convincing. br /li li Be able to effectively negotiate, persuade, and influence others. br /li li Possess strong problem solving skills, within and beyond his / her immediate area of expertise. /li li Be able to identify and rapidly inform his / her supervisor and colleagues of issues critical to attainment of project goals. /li /ul p b u Technical Ability br /u /b b : br /b /p ul li Expertise with analytical balances is expected br /li li Expertise with Tecan liquid handlers (software/ hardware) expected br /li li Expertise with ECHO 555 preferred br /li li Expertise handling biologics is strongly preferred br /li li Familiarity with automated liquid compound stores br /li li Experience with Titian Mosaic software a plus br /li /ul p b u Behaviors br /u /b b : br /b /p ul li Committed to team goals /li li Ability to work harmoniously with supervisors and co-workers while meeting work product quality standards and deadlines /li li Reliable, has a strong work ethic, and demonstrates respectfulness toward colleagues. /li li Has a strong delivery and customer focus /li li Proactively shares expertise and ideas, and is viewed as a resource by colleagues. /li li Demonstrates flexibility, open-mindedness, and adaptability. /li li Maintains a high level of integrity and respect within our professional work environment. br /li li Fosters an environment of scientific excellence, innovation, and productivity. /li li Demonstrates strong leadership capabilities. /li li Consistently bears influence in team and project meetings. /li li Advises project teams in regard to technical solutions, and proposes alternative approaches for consideration when applicable. /li /ul p b u Minimum Requirements /u /b /p ul li Candidate should hold at least a BS / MS in a life science / engineering related field, with 5 or more years of relevant experience. br b Previous knowledge and experience (>2 year) of sample management in a current setting is a clear advantage. /b /li /ul p b Next Steps – Apply today! br /b /p p 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. /p p i 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