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Analytical Chemist – Early Product Development and Manufacturing

Location Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Job ID R-167467 Date posted 25/05/2023

At AstraZeneca, we unlock the power of What Science Can Do.Empowered to explore, every day we work towards our ultimate aim - treating, preventing, modifying and even curing complex diseases. Be part of the team where you are empowered to follow the science!

Pharmaceutical Sciences at AstraZeneca deliver the therapies of the future through scientific leadership in drug delivery, design of synthetic routes, and manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) across all the AstraZeneca therapy areas.

Our vision is to be “pharmaceutical science leaders, creating innovative and cost-effective solutions, shaping the diverse therapies of the future”.

The role

We’re looking for a talented and motivated Analytical Chemist to join our analytical and solid state characterization team within Early Product Development and Manufacturing (EPDM) inGothenburg. With more than 2 800 employees from more than 70 countries, our Gothenburg site is a truly inspiring place to work.

What You’ll do

You would join a highly collaborative team and together we will deliver the analytical science to product development within the early portfolio up to phase II.

To be successful in this role you will need a strong scientific background with good skills in written and verbal communication and the ability to engage and collaborate across boundaries with a positive problem-solving attitude and delivery focus.

This is a lab-based role where you will work collaboratively with colleagues, documenting your experiments carefully and to the right quality. You will get the opportunity to apply your excellent analytical expertise to the drug projects you are working in, contributing to the progression of these projects and drive the scientific development within the field of analytical science at AstraZeneca.

Do you have the essential qualifications?

  • University degree (MSc, PhD) in relevant discipline, preferable with industry experience

  • Scientific knowledge within analytical science and technically skilled to use chromatography with relevant detection techniques for small molecules

  • You are a driven experimentalist, with a passion to deliver highly relevant and reliable data and with the ability to be influential in discussions in a wide set of communities and multi-disciplinary project teams in accordance with project timelines

  • Keep abreast with the scientific discipline and ability to drive and lead science and innovation personally, within the department and manage external collaborations to meet future needs

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, networking and leadership skills & ability to lead and inspire colleagues

  • Strong ambition to drive change

Desirable for the role

  • Broad industry experience of pharmaceutical development including oral solid dosage form development

  • Experience of CMC submissions and work according to GMP

  • In-depth skills in specific analytical techniques for small molecules, e.g. mass spectrometry, NMR, dissolution etc.

  • Track record and keen interest of driving development within analytical science including championing new technologies and solutions

  • Experience, knowledge and keen interest in the field of automation, AI and digitalization would be advantageous

  • Proven track record in publications related to analytical science or characterisation of pharmaceuticals

So, what’s next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining us? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

For more information please contact John Salomonsson at

We will screen candidates on a continuous basis. Welcome with your application (CV and cover letter) no later than 9 June, 2023. We will review the applications continuously so please apply as soon as possible.

Additional information

Our Gothenburg site

Life in Gothenburg

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.

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