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AstraZeneca in India

To tackle some of the world’s greatest healthcare challenges, we’ve created an inspiring working environment with world-class talent and opportunities. In India, we merge our brightest minds and cutting-edge resources to make a real difference to lives the world over.

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AstraZeneca completes 45 years of its presence in India in the year 2024. As pioneers in science, we are deeply invested in transforming patient outcomes by bringing novel therapies closer for patients and working hand in hand with the healthcare ecosystem to accelerate health equity in the country.

At AstraZeneca India, we are united by a common goal - to enhance the quality of patients' lives globally. We’re transforming the future of healthcare by unlocking the power of what science can do. We are home to over 3800 employees in the country across our commercial, site management & monitoring, business services, technology, innovation and R&D centre.

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Bengaluru is the headquarters for our commercial operations and is also the hub for our Global Business Services, R&D, and Site Management and Monitoring functions. Focused on being a specialist disease organisation, we are present in therapy areas including Oncology, Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism, Respiratory and Rare Diseases, and are dedicated to discovering, developing, and commercializing innovative prescription-based medicines.

Our teams in Bengaluru are committed to delivering impactful solutions to patients worldwide through groundbreaking scientific research and global excellence in development and commercialization. With a comprehensive range of functions spanning Clinical, Patient Safety, Regulatory Affairs, Biometrics & Clinical Data, and management, our Bengaluru site plays a pivotal role in our mission to improve healthcare outcomes.


At our Global Innovation & Technology Centre in Chennai, innovation thrives in a collaborative environment where diverse teams converge to drive transformative solutions. Our global functions converge here, fostering active engagement and collaboration among colleagues worldwide to make a meaningful impact on society.

Technology is at the heart of our operations in Chennai, enabling us to push the boundaries of scientific exploration and deliver life-changing medicines. Our teams are passionate about leveraging digital advancements to revolutionize patient outcomes across the entire value chain, demonstrating our commitment to driving positive change through innovation.

A place where people can thrive

At AstraZeneca, we foster an environment where individuals can flourish. Working with us means embracing an entrepreneurial spirit, envisioning the bigger picture, and collaborating to turn the impossible into reality. We share a strong and meaningful purpose: to positively impact patients.

We champion a culture of continuous learning and growth, encouraging our employees to seek diverse experiences across teams, functions, and global locations. We firmly believe that an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment is the breeding ground for breakthrough innovation. By empowering our teams to voice their opinions, nurture their curiosity, and challenge conventional wisdom, we pave the way for groundbreaking ideas to thrive.

Moreover, we recognize the vital connection between human health and environmental well-being. Sustainability is ingrained in every aspect of our operations, driving us to promote initiatives like the Young Health Program and AZ Forest initiative and many more. These initiatives not only create meaningful opportunities for our employees to contribute to a healthier society and planet but also keep us closer to our purpose to touch lives.

Our commitment to our people is reflected in our recognition as a Great Place to Work for six consecutive years (till 2023), a testament to our dedication to creating an exceptional workplace experience that empowers individuals to excel and make a lasting impact.

What we offer

At AstraZeneca India, we wholeheartedly embrace a culture of science and innovation, driven by our shared values of serving people, society, and the planet. Our workplace thrives on diversity, safety, empowerment, and collaboration, challenging conventional thinking to foster groundbreaking innovation.

Lifelong learning

We’re committed to creating a workplace where our people can thrive. Our culture celebrates diversity—embracing the multitude of skills, perspectives, and ideas that enable us to deliver for patients worldwide. We foster an environment of continuous learning and development, encouraging you to chart your career path while learning from your colleagues. Our regional and global networks promote cross-functional and team collaborations, enhancing your growth opportunities.

Our Plan 100 initiative offers short and long-term overseas talent exchanges, accelerating talent development through challenging projects. Additionally, our leadership programs empower you to take charge of your development and pioneer new paths.

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 have a dedicated team to ensure physical, financial and psychological wellbeing.

Inclusion and Diversity

At AstraZeneca, our Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) mission is to foster an inclusive and equitable environment where everyone belongs. We leverage our diversity as a competitive advantage to push the boundaries of science and deliver life-changing medicines to patients globally. Chaired by our leadership team, our Inclusion and Diversity Council is accountable for developing and implementing our I&D strategy, ensuring a culture of respect, collaboration, and innovation.

We need great people who share our love of science and can help us in our mission to create medicines that transform patients' lives and benefit society. Join us in shaping the future of healthcare through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to improving lives. At AstraZeneca, your journey is not just a career; it's a platform to make a meaningful difference every day.

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  • AstraZeneca, Chennai

    Chennai, India

  • AstraZeneca, Bengaluru

    Bengaluru, India

I’m amazed to see the importance AZ places on its employees. There’s a collaborative environment where you connect with scientists and indirectly help people’s lives. I can honestly say AstraZeneca is the best employer in our area. I’m proud to be a part of this exceptional organization.

– Murugan Dhavamani, Associate Director, IT

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