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AstraZeneca in Canada

At AstraZeneca, we believe that scientific research and cutting-edge innovation is the key to making a difference to people’s health. We push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines for some of the world’s greatest healthcare challenges. To help us do this, we have created an inspiring working environment that’s full of world-class talent and opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

We employ approximately 700 people across the country, and our head office in Mississauga is where our Scientific Affairs, Clinical Research, Finance, Information Services, Corporate Affairs, and Sales and Marketing teams are based. AstraZeneca Canada was recently designated a global Clinical Hub for oncology and immuno-oncology clinical studies. We are currently leading global oncology clinical studies in lung, head and neck cancer.

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We are focused on developing innovative medicines in three core areas: Cardiovascular and Metabolic diseases (CVMD); Oncology; and Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity (RIA). In 2015, AstraZeneca invested more than $54 million in Canadian health sciences research in our focus areas. Our people are completely committed to providing our medicines to more than three million Canadians.

Our facilities

Mississauga, Ontario

Mississauga, Ontario

Around 275 of our approximately 700 employees in Canada are based at our Mississauga headquarters. They enjoy a comfortable and inspiring workplace with an onsite cafeteria and gym and free parking. Our focus is on Scientific Affairs, Clinical Research, Finance, Information Services, Corporate Affairs, and Sales and Marketing.

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What we offer

Development, benefits and rewards

AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies – somewhere you can make a positive impact. Our work is genuinely worthwhile. We blaze new scientific trails and create medicines that make a real difference to patients around the world. We want you to contribute your full potential to our goal, so we have created a truly progressive working environment, as well as a development and reward system designed to help you reach your very best.

Rewarding performance

In addition to your basic salary, we give you a Variable Pay Plan that rewards your contribution in meeting clearly defined goals. This annual award is based upon your performance, and how well you’ve helped us achieve measurable objectives such as annual financial targets or functional unit goals. Your success in these areas is paired with your individual performance to determine your specific award payment.

Training and development

Whether you are driven by deeper studies in a certain field or wish to broaden your competency in several different areas, we encourage self-improvement through a challenging working and learning environment.

Flexible benefits

Our Lifestyle Solutions programme offers top quality benefits coverage and opportunities to save for retirement that are flexible enough to meet your lifestyle needs. Lifestyle Solutions allows you to choose the benefits levels and the coverage that best suit your lifestyle and customise a package to suit your individual needs.

Work-life balance

We want you to be the best you can be. So we recognise the importance of maintaining a balance between work and personal time. For example, our people enjoy six AstraZeneca days a year – additional days off during long weekends. We also encourage all our people to work from home 20% of the time when their roles allow it.

The way we do things

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