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MedImmune Overview

Gaithersburg, MD
5001 to 10000 employees
1988
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
MedImmune works to boost the immune systems of babies and grown-ups. Its flagship biotech product, Synagis, prevents respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a major cause of pneumonia and other respiratory disease in infants and children. Also on the market are FluMist, its nasal ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Get to know MedImmune- the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ54t

    Leading Global Biologics R&D | MedImmune

    At MedImmune our core therapeutic areas are Oncology; Respiratory, Inflammation & Autoimmune, and Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease.

  • Congratulations to Bahija Jallal! Our Executive Vice-President of MedImmune was named 2017 Woman of the Year by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association! Find out more about Bahija: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQXS7

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    Bahija Jallal | Overseeing global operations at MedImmune is a team of highly respected industry leaders.

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MedImmune – Why Work For Us?


Leading global biologics R&D

With one of the largest, most robust pipelines in the industry — including more than 120 research projects and product candidates — we comprise nearly half of AstraZeneca’s overall R&D portfolio. We are focused on three core therapeutic areas: Oncology; Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmune; and Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease. But, we also are opportunity-driven in Infectious Disease.

About MedImmune

  • >120 biologics in R&D
  • ~2,200 global employees
  • 50% of AstraZeneca's pipeline

Careers

Passion meets science

At MedImmune, relentless pursuit is matched with exceptional capabilities to break new ground in science. We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients. We’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science and we thrive on collaboration. We offer our employees a diverse and modern workspace and we value work/life balance. Learn more about Life at MedImmune.

Job Search

At MedImmune, we believe in rewarding talent and performance. We do so by providing a competitive total compensation package to our employees including competitive salaries, opportunities to participate in our annual bonus and stock (LTI) programs, retirement savings and a long list of benefits. In addition, providing opportunity for development and advancement are part of our culture. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work.

To find out more visit https://careers.astrazeneca.com/medimmune

A sustainable vision

We lead in the development of first-in-class medicines. But we’re also setting an industry example through our sustainability program —including environmental and community outreach, such as STEM education and volunteering. The impact is local, national and, ultimately, global.

STEM education

We’ve made it our business for years to support STEM education—talking to students, their teachers and their parents. Our goal is to share what we know about how these fields are crucial—and even transformative—to all of our futures.

Environmental sustainability

We go beyond basic green measures. We are frontrunners in energy management and efficiency improvement, making us part of an innovative leadership movement focused on long-term energy conservation and a sustainable—yet competitive—future.

Sustainability isn’t just about the environment anymore. It’s also about performance and social responsibility. Our commitment to our business, our industry and our employees is to make all of these elements a strategic priority.

Matt Bell
Chief Operating Officer


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    Pros

    Best of both worlds: small enough to be entrepreneurial and nimble, yet part of a large, well established organization (Astra Zeneca). Focused on transforming patients' lives. All scientists I worked with there believed in this mission.

    Cons

    If you are not a scientist, it may take some time to feel you are a good fit for the company. It happens but it takes time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on improving your talent development processes. They are good but they can be great.

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MedImmune Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at MedImmune (Gaithersburg, MD) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I enjoyed the process-- It was well organized, structured entire-day event. I went through HR phone screen, phone interview with hiring manager, and then on-site interview in that order. I met with a mixture of people, ranging from junior scientists, to senior and principal level scientists, to vice president of the group and had to give a 45-min presentation on my research work. I am coming in directly from graduate school (PhD), with no postdoc, therefore I am not necessarily a good fit for the Scientist I position (which requires a postdoc). The position I applied for, was very relevant to my field of work, therefore I felt very comfortable talking about it. I didn't want to do an academic postdoc, and therefore this is a good way to get a foot into the door, if the goal is to move into the pharmaceutical industry. People were friendly, engaging, supportive and easy to talk to and accessible. I had a positive vibe after the day and saw myself working with the team.

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    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate modestly-- I am new to this process, therefore I didn't want to seem too aggressive. But they offered me the salary range I wanted after one round of negotiation, and I was very satisfied.

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MedImmune Awards & Accolades

  • Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010

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