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BioPharmaceuticals R&D

Unlocking the power of What Science Can Do. Every day we work towards treating, preventing, modifying and ultimately curing some of the world’s most complex diseases.

Explore and innovate without limits

In BioPharmaceuticals R&D, we have a unique culture where people with curious minds are inspired to think creatively. Free from fear of failure, free to ask the right questions, make bold decisions, and dig deep into the biology of complex disease.

It is a culture where everyone is working seamlessly and inclusively in an environment where all doors are open, talent and diversity are celebrated, and every voice is heard. Our teams are leading the way in creating open research environments that go beyond the usual collaborative models.

We are harnessing data and technology to fast-forward the pace of our science. Helping us achieve the next wave of breakthroughs and do things that have never been done before.

We believe that the best science almost always comes from teams with different backgrounds, different skills and experiences, and as a business, we are committed to maintaining a culture that is not only diverse and inclusive, but genuinely inspirational. This is where we empower exploration. Because this is more than a job. It’s a choice that impacts lives the world over.

Why we do it

This is more than a job for us. Our ambition is to transform the lives of patients with improved outcomes and a better quality of life. We are learning from people who live with the diseases our medicines treat, to understand their needs and to make sure that great science born in the lab can make a real difference to their lives.

Our passion for science and lifelong learning is what guides us. We are never complacent about scientific discovery and development, always pushing our R&D productivity, searching for new knowledge and the next breakthrough.

We are determined to advance our understanding of disease biology to uncover novel drivers for the diseases we aim to treat.

We are transforming our business by using data, digital technologies and AI to increase the probability of success, and to discover new medicines more efficiently and deliver them more effectively.

Why join BioPharmaceuticals R&D

We are committed to creating an environment where science can thrive. That means hiring the right people who have the power to unlock what science can really do. People like you.

We’re curious – in both our work and our careers. With development programmes and other opportunities, there’s plenty of ways to develop ourselves and our futures . Plus, with a diverse portfolio and cutting-edge innovations, there’s always the opportunity for continued learning.

Every one of us bring a unique expertise and it is only when we collaborate among ourselves and with others, we can achieve the scientific breakthroughs we aim for.

Who we’re looking for

Our people impress and inspire us. We continue to look for the brightest minds, the best talent and the boldest innovators. People who share our passion for science and our belief in its potential to re-define the possible. People who are always looking for the next cure, the next patient success. People who are keen to develop our diverse portfolio, while developing their diverse skillset.

Our doors are always open, because however innovative our science is, however effective our medicines and delivery, to achieve all we want to achieve, we know we need people like you.

We are committed to our purpose of pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life changing medicines and we have built our business around it. We have three strategic R&D centres in Cambridge, UK, Gaithersburg, US, and Gothenburg, Sweden. We also have an active R&D presence in 40 other countries spanning the globe. To find out more about AstraZeneca R&D click here.

We have exciting opportunities across a number of specialties within BioPharmaceuticals R&D, with a particular focus on Biometrics, Regulatory, Physicians and Data Science.

Ready to enhance your career whilst contributing to improving peoples’ lives around the world?

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Driven by science, we push the boundaries to deliver life-changing medicines. BioPharmaceuticals R&D comprises a group of highly qualified specialists collectively searching for new knowledge and the next breakthrough. Come and join us and help us show the world what science can do.

– Mene Pangalos, Executive Vice President, BioPharmaceuticals R&D

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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.