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Astrazeneca PhD and experienced chemist roles
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Business Area Research and Development
Specialism Pharmaceutical Development (GMD)
Department Pharmaceutical Development (GMD)
Location Macclesfield
Closing date for applications 17 April 2015
The role
We’re currently looking for an enthusiastic Senior Scientist to play a leading role in our Chemical Development team. Working
closely with analytical chemists, engineers, project managers and other scientists, you’ll contribute to Pharmaceutical Development
projects, supporting project and portfolio progression. It’s an exciting time in our development pipeline – we’ve got an incredible
portfolio of recent and pending new drug approvals, and you’ll be positioned to make a real impact on a wide range of development
About AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and
commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's
leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and
collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and
rewarded for their ideas and creativity. As a Senior Scientist, it’s essential that you have:
A PhD in Organic Chemistry or relevant industrial experience to an equivalent level
Substantial experience in practical synthesis
A proven record of innovation, through authorship on a paper, inventor status on a patent, or presenting at external
An excellent understanding of synthetic reagents and methodologies, reaction mechanisms and modern analytical
The ability to think innovatively to drive improvement, and address issues when contributing to project strategies
The following skills and qualifications are desirable:
Lab-based pharmaceutical industry and/or process development experience, using a broad range of practical techniques
A substantial and influential record of publication
Proven laboratory team leadership skills
The ability to develop and analyse multiple solutions to problems
The confidence to coach and drive performance and development among your peers
As a Senior Scientist, your main responsibilities will involve:
Designing and implementing new chemical processes with a focus on process understanding
Optimising chemical manufacturing processes taking consideration of Speed, Quality, Cost, Reproducibility and
Collaborating closely with other scientists to contribute to the development of new medicines
Driving value for our patients and business, across product lifecycles
Working on drugs through discovery, development, clinical trials, registration and launch