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Early careers at AstraZeneca

Bioninformation Apprenticeship

The 2022 Application window is now closed. 2023 roles will be open from early 2023. Please check back for upcoming opportunities regularly.

About the programme

We’re driven by science, creating and improving access to genuinely innovative medicines. It’s how our Research & Development (R&D) teams make a positive impact on patients’ lives, healthcare systems and societies. Guided by our values and behaviours, every one of us is empowered and inspired to thrive, making a real difference to patients, society and our company.

We’re always pushing the boundaries of science, and so will you. By helping us search for solutions that prevent, treat and even cure some of the world’s most serious health challenges. These include cancer, diabetes, and heart, kidney, and respiratory and immunological diseases. We’re focused on success, supplying medicines that can transform care, making sure they reach the patients who need them while bringing wider benefits to society and our planet.

How does the programme work?

On this 30-month apprenticeship, you’ll have a unique opportunity to learn and work in a global company alongside science’s brightest minds and our industry’s boldest disruptors.

You’ll be studying for a level 7 (Master’s degree) in Bioinformatic Science. We’ll fund your degree, and 20% of your time will be spent on your studies.

There are plenty of opportunities for future growth and experience beyond your Master’s. Many of our apprentices go on to enjoy full time positions both in their apprenticeship department and other business areas.

How we will support you

We are huge advocates of scientific early careers. That’s why we offer extensive opportunities to learn side-by-side with a diverse team of therapy area world leading experts at the cutting-edge of research.

On our apprenticeship programme you’ll:

  • Get involved in live projects and tasks
  • Earn a competitive salary
  • Work towards a master’s degree
  • Have the best of both worlds and a direct route into your chosen career

From day 1, you’ll be guided by expert managers, mentors and buddies. They’ll help you develop the skills you need, and push and challenge you to be your best and get the most out of your time with us.

You’ll also select your own benefits package with our flexible benefits programme. From lifestyle benefits to comprehensive health, pension, insurance and financial plans, you choose the right package for you. And if you change your mind the following year, you can adapt it. For more information, please click here.

Where you will be based

We have roles available at our Cambridge sites.

Essential requirements

What we're looking for:

  • Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) Bachelor level degree in a life sciences subject and/or computer sciences/informatics
  • Numerate problem solvers who bring a flair for analytics
  • Great communicators
  • Organised team players
  • Avid learners who never give up

Please see individual job advertisements for specific educational requirements.

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