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Research Scientist – Graduate

Location Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-087900 Date posted 08/03/2020

Research Scientist – Graduate

Alderley Park, Cheshire prior to relocation to Cambridge

Salary: Competitive

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. We work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing.

We are looking to recruit Research Scientists to join our Global High Throughput Screening (HTS) Centre in Alderley Park, prior to relocation to a new, state-of-the-art R&D centre in Cambridge. HTS is the only department within our world-leading pharmaceutical business that focuses unequivocally on Hit identification. This means you’ll get unrivalled exposure to the drug discovery process, working on multiple projects across therapeutic areas in a culture that fosters collaboration and open innovation – find out more at http://openinnovation.astrazeneca.com/

Our HTS Centre aids the definition of screening cascades in discovery programmes, uses cutting-edge assay technologies to generate high-quality screening data and delivers robust data packages to pursue tractable hit series. Whether you’re looking to share your experience, or get the training to build it, you could be part of a team that uses world-class science and technology to deliver the most innovative tools for drug discovery.

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.

Main duties and responsibilities

Taking on a lab-based role, you’ll be tasked with delivering excellence in data generation within Hit Discovery for cellular and biochemical targets – enhancing the delivery of projects in compliance with SHE requirements. You’ll have every opportunity to acquire both practical and academic skills to put you on the path to become a true expert in your field.

Essential Candidate Requirements:

  • BSc in a relevant biology discipline
  • Flexibility to work at Alderley Park, Cheshire initially and then relocate to Cambridge
  • Some post-graduate experience

Desirable Candidate Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience in cellular, imaging, biochemical or biophysical screening approaches and ability to troubleshoot screening problems
  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical or biotech laboratory environment e.g. industrial placement

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

How to Apply

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Closing Date for Applications: midnight on 1st Sept 2020



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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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