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Biopharmaceutical Development - Rotational Associates Programme - US

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-143582 Date posted 16/07/2022

Bio-pharmaceutical Development Rotational Associates Graduate Programme

Salary: Competitive

Location: Gaithersburg, US

Do you have a passion for Science? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

At AstraZeneca, we unlock the power of what science can do. Empowered to explore, everyday we work towards our ultimate aim – treating, preventing, modifying and even curing complex diseases.

With an unwavering belief in following the science, we unleash our curiosity. Investing in key areas, harnessing innovative technologies and taking smart risks. Help to shape the future of healthcare as we take our pipeline from strength to strength.

About AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, MD:

Our Gaithersburg, Maryland facility creates life-changing medicines for people around the world.  This campus employs more than 3,500 experts in our field and is only a short drive from Washington, DC. This modern and vibrant scientific campus is the home of R&D and Oncology in the US. Here, we play host to some of the most cutting-edge technology and lab spaces, all designed to inspire collaboration and cross-functional science. We believe employees benefit from being challenged and inspired at work. We are dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and collaboration.

The Gaithersburg site offers a variety of amenities to help boost productivity and help keep our employees happy and healthy. This includes a fitness center, employee healthcare clinic, electric vehicle charging stations, dry cleaning, full-service cafeteria and copy center. This is where you’ll find newly-designed, activity-based work spaces to suit a variety of working styles while increasing collaboration between teams. 

Who We Are:

AstraZeneca’s Bio-Pharmaceutical Development (BPD) department consists of scientists, engineers, mathematicians and project managers whose ambition is to transform biologic molecules into life-changing medicines.

Through this Rotational Associates Programme you’ll gain experience in the development of manufacturing processes and dosage forms for BioPharmaceutical products – everything from molecule discovery to packaging the final product.

Programme participants work on challenging technical projects supporting the development of protein therapeutics in the areas of Cell Culture and Fermentation, Purification, Analytics and Protein Characterization, Formulation, Delivery Devices, Clinical Logistics and Manufacturing.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The BPD RAP is a two-year program comprised of three 8-month rotational assignments in different functions of the BPD department.
  • The rotational assignments are carefully tailored to enable growth and development of the program participants and provide them with both technical skills as well as a broad drug development understanding.
  • Participants will work on challenging technical projects supporting the development of protein therapeutics in the areas of Cell Culture and Fermentation, Purification, Analytics and Protein Characterization, Formulation, Delivery Devices, Clinical Logistics and Manufacturing.

Education & Experience Requirements:

Recent Bachelors and/or Masters graduates with 0-2 years work experience. (Gained through Internships/Co ops or placement years)

Required Skills:

  • Study subject: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Bioengineering, Biomedical, Chemical Engineering or other related field.
  • Strong academic performance
  • Passion for science and a strong interest in drug development as a career

Desired Skills:

  • Previous internships/co-op in pharma
  • Research experience at university/college
  • Demonstrated leadership (clubs, etc.)
  • High academic achievement (at least 3.0 GPA)

Why AstraZeneca?

With emphasis placed on personal and professional development, we truly invest in you, your interests and your potential. Working in a highly fast-paced yet deeply supportive and collaborative environment, you’ll be encouraged to take responsibility so you can put your knowledge in to practice, but with all the guidance and support you need.

All whilst being surrounded by inspiring peers. A close-knit community, our Graduate Programmes offer huge opportunity to build bonds with others in your international intake. Developing connections and growing your network with grads, experts and leaders across the business.

So, what’s next!

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

Where can I find out more?

Check out our landing page for more information on our BPD group

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After you submit your application, you will be asked to complete a gamified test (Pymetrics), as well as an online assessment (SHL). If shortlisted, you will then be invited to a video interview and finally a full day virtual assessment day. You can find out more about our application process here

Our virtual assessment day is likely to be held week commencing Monday 7th November.

Advert Opens 19th July 2022

Advert closes 18th September 2022

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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