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AstraZeneca and MedImmune in the UK

Our 6,700-strong UK workforce is based across seven sites in the UK, including our new research facilities and global corporate headquarters in Cambridge. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is globally renowned as a leading centre of research, education and patient care. For AstraZeneca, the campus is the perfect environment in which to foster a vibrant culture of open innovation and collaboration. 

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At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means having the freedom to think big and work together to make the impossible a reality. The UK sits at the heart of AstraZeneca’s long-term strategy and we have a long heritage in the UK, marked by scientific innovation stretching back decades. ICI, Zeneca and AstraZeneca scientists have worked closely with other leading scientific minds around the world to deliver generations of medicines that have transformed the lives of patients.

MedImmune

MedImmune is AstraZeneca’s worldwide biologics research and development arm. We work as partners on the discovery, development and commercialisation of small molecule and biologic prescription medicines. By prioritizing across the whole organization to increase speed, quality, and cost we’re able to focus on projects that we believe have the best chance of success.

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Cambridge

Cambridge

Our brand new global headquarters are in Cambridge, on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). The CBC is globally renowned as a leading centre of research, education and patient care and our move to Cambridge reflects its global importance as a centre for biopharmaceutical research and development.

The Cambridge site will become our largest centre for oncology research worldwide. Beyond cancer research, our R&D will focus on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmune diseases and conditions of the central nervous system. The site will bring together our small molecule and biologics R&D, opening up opportunities to exploit the promise of small and large molecule combinations.

Additionally, we will have medicinal chemistry, high-throughput screening and cellular and molecular biology, as well as clinical development and pre-clinical research capabilities located on the site.

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Macclesfield, Cheshire

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Macclesfield is AstraZeneca’s largest pharmaceutical production facility in UK. Around £120 million has been invested in a new advanced manufacturing facility, with a further £60 million to improve our packaging and warehousing. More than 50 different medicines are produced and sent on their way from Macclesfield to countries around the world. Away from manufacturing, our Macclesfield campus is also home to a number of other global teams focusing in important areas such as medicines development and clinical trials management. In addition, Macclesfield is home to AstraZeneca’s largest IT hub outside Chennai, India.

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Alderley Park, Cheshire

Alderley Park, Cheshire

Our research and development site Alderley Park, in the north-west of England, is our global lead centre for cancer research. Alderley Park also currently houses the global Advanced Lead Discovery Centre, Oncology discovery and early development capabilities (and part of our global medicines development function, who are responsible for the late stage development of our pipeline (products in phase III development). Most of these R&D activities are transitioning to our new purpose-built global R&D centre in Cambridge, with approximately 1,600 roles re-locating from Alderley Park over the next three years. AstraZeneca will remain a key tenant at Alderley Park with around 700 staff in non-R&D roles.

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Luton

Luton

Luton is home to our UK Marketing Company (UKMC), responsible for the marketing of our medicines in the UK. Here you’ll also find colleagues from AstraZeneca’s corporate functions and our European and International regions’ sales and marketing teams. As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice.

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Speke, Liverpool

Speke, Liverpool

Around 360 people work at our biologics site at Speke, Liverpool, which has unique facilities to bulk-manufacture the nasal spray influenza vaccine (Fluenz). AstraZeneca supplies the nasal spray vaccine as an important part of the Government’s extended childhood flu vaccination programme. Since 2010, there has been £75m investment at the site to support increased production of the vaccine for use in the UK and internationally.

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What we offer

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.

Rewards and work-life balance

Our culture is based on high performance, where every person adds value for customers and shareholders and understands the link between their contribution and our business’ success. We appreciate the importance of recognising individual needs and supporting work-life balance. New reward and benefits schemes are constantly devised to meet changing needs around individual choice and flexibility.

Flexible benefits

Advantage is AstraZeneca’s UK flexible benefits programme. You can select your own benefits package based on your personal preferences and circumstances. As well as core benefits, you’ll find numerous lifestyle benefits to comprehensive health, pension, and insurance and financial plans. Advantage is designed to flex, allowing you to annually select your benefits to match your changing needs.

Relocation

We offer competitive and successful relocation programmes to help recruit, retain and develop employees who will contribute to our growth and success. The availability of relocation assistance will depend the position and its location.

A note about work permits in the UK

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage diversity in the workplace. Current British and European Laws state that we cannot employ a person aged 16 or over who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. We are also unable to apply for work permits until all European Economic Area/EU options have been eliminated.
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The way we do things

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Students and graduates

Start a career that will help improve life for millions. Take on real responsibility in a supportive, dynamic environment that's fuelled by innovation. Work with brilliant minds to solve important problems.

School/College Leaver

School/College Leaver

It’s never too early to think about your future. We offer a great range of programs and internships to get your career off to a flying start.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

As a student on one of our undergraduate programmes, you`ll make a real difference, be recognised for your contribution, and create a positive impact on customers, shareholders and the community at large.

Graduates/Masters

Graduates/Masters

If you’ve completed your degree, you’ll find AstraZeneca is packed with career opportunities, where learning, growing and meeting exciting challenges are everyday events. There are also many pharmaceutical career paths and programmes available to you in many locations across the globe.

Post Doctorate

Post Doctorate

Postdoctoral scientists will have the opportunity to conduct independent cutting-edge work in state-of-the-art laboratories while learning and interacting with other AstraZeneca scientists.

Contractors

For temporary and contractor jobs in the UK please visit our dedicated site using the link below.
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