Current CEO: Peter Greenleaf
Status: Active, subsidiary of AstraZeneca
MedImmune, LLC is a biologics research and development firm run by pharmaceutical industry giant AstraZeneca. The company was incorporated in 1989 and was purchased by AstraZeneca in 2007. MedImmune is responsible for identifying and developing biotechnology therapies.
The company is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and operates a handful of research facilities in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Production facilities are located throughout the U.S. and in the Netherlands. MedImmune employs research professionals, administrative staff and clinical operations personnel in all research facilities. Production center laborers and managers are employed at all production facilities.
Professional researchers employed by MedImmune are responsible for developing biotechnology therapies. They work on set projects as determined by company executives. Most researchers develop MedImmune careers in a highly specialized field. They work on small research teams. Senior researchers may be required to oversee post-doctoral interns and other junior research staff. They are expected to keep excellent records of all research efforts and must make regular reports to company leadership.
Clinical operations professionals oversee the clinical trial and testing phases of company products. They are responsible for administering treatments to study patients and for recording all outcomes. Laboratory technicians form an important part of the clinical operations team. They are responsible for performing a variety of diagnostic tests to determine the efficacy of treatments. Registered nurses and other licensed medical professionals work directly with study patients. They are required to record patient data and monitor patient wellbeing throughout the clinical trial process.
Personnel working at MedImmune production facilities are responsible for the production and packaging of the company''s products. The majority of facility personnel work on production lines, where they monitor product output and perform quality assurance checks. Maintenance professionals employed in production facilities are responsible for performing regular maintenance and repairs on all company machinery. They may be required to work on-call shifts depending on the facility''s operating schedule.
The majority of MedImmune''s administrative employees work in the company''s main office and in research facilities. They provide administrative support to executives, researchers and clinical staff. They are generally required to answer and filter calls from the general public.
The MedImmune culture stresses collaboration and innovation. The company expects a high level of dedication from employees in all areas. Motivated employees are offered excellent advancement and education opportunities. Qualified employees receive a MedImmune benefits package. Eligible employees are offered health insurance and accrue paid time off. They can participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan.