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AstraZeneca in China

At AstraZeneca, we turn ideas into life-changing medicines. Working here in China means having the freedom to make the impossible a reality. Collaborating within a high-performance culture, you’ll enjoy a fast-paced career that will push your skillset.

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Our story begins in 1993, when we first established our presence in China. Since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength and made significant investment, establishing a series of science, innovation and manufacturing centres – including a global R&D centre in Shanghai. Throughout the country, we employ over 14,000 of the most talented minds in medical research across five office locations and two manufacturing plants. 

Providing the expertise and insight to develop medicines for some of the most serious disease areas and therapies, we lead in Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic (CVRM), Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, Neurological, Oncology, Inflammation, and Anaesthesia. For you, this is the chance to work with like-minded people in a workplace that’s state of the art.

Did you know? To date, we have brought approximately 30 innovative drugs to China and invested around three-quarters of a billion dollars in pharmaceutical innovation in the country.

AstraZeneca Procurement Locations

We are truly a global function and based in a number of different strategic locations around the world. Our main hub locations are listed below:

  • Sweden (Gothenburg, Sodertalje)
  • UK (Macclesfield, Cambridge and Luton)
  • US & Canada (Gaithersburg & Wilmington, Boston, Mississauga and New Haven) 
  • Poland (Warsaw and Cracow) 
  • China (Shanghai)
  • Costa Rica (San Jose)
  • Portugal (Lisbon)

What we offer

This is a place where your ideas are encouraged and your opinions are heard. Our open and transparent culture means there are many opportunities to give and receive feedback to strengthen our business, and each other – through face to face meetings and various media channels.

Learning and development

We’re committed to creating a workplace where our people can thrive. Our culture is one of lifelong learning and development where you’ll be encouraged to follow your own career path and learn from other colleagues too. We promote cross functional and team collaborations through regional and global networks. Plan 100, our short/long- term overseas talent exchange programme, aims to accelerate talent development through stretching projects. And, there are leadership programmes to help you take the reins of your own development and blaze new trails.

Health and wellbeing

We believe that the key to an energised work environment is recognising individual needs and supporting a healthy work-life balance. That's why we offer flexible workspaces and benefits, with some of our sites organising volunteer activities, while others offering a range of initiatives that include gyms and sports events.


We offer an exciting range of benefits – the kind that you’d expect from an innovative global employer – from internal learning opportunities, flexible holiday and a benefits package chosen by you. In China, we also offer holistic health management to take care of your physical, mental and financial health, a risk and medical insurance plan for you and your family, and wealth accumulation programmes.

Our roles in China

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  • AstraZeneca, Zhangjiang Park, Shanghai

    Liangjing Rd, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China

The work I do makes me grow very fast to face the challenges I encounter every day. I've become a better person.

– Wangyi Sima Medical Rep, Shanghai

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