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AstraZeneca in the U.S.

Collaborating across geographies and functions in meaningful ways, at AstraZeneca, we’re raising the bar on what science can do. Our US operations are integral to our global business success and position us as a leader in our industry. This is a place where you’ll be invigorated, challenged and inspired.

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In the US, we work with the urgency of a start-up and the precision of a global leader in medicine. As a community of more than 14,000 people, we work to make lives better across R&D, Commercial, Manufacturing and office locations across the country. With industry-leading innovation across our main therapy areas, a focus on providing value for our customers and a commitment to developing the next generation of leaders, we’re making the impossible possible. While science is at the heart of our every success, we know it’s only achievable when we all work together.

We have two primary locations in North America – Gaithersburg, MD and Wilmington, DE – where the majority of our US employees come together on global projects. As well as these locations, we have further sites within the US, which include: Frederick (MD), Waltham (MA), West Chester (OH), Coppell (TX), Newark (DE), New York (NY), Durham (NC), Redwood City (CA), San Francisco (CA), Mount Vernon (IN), and Philadelphia (PA). Our large presence in the US makes us an accessible company with incredible expertise in the medical field.

Did you know? Our AstraZeneca journey began back in 1953, when we were one of the first pharmaceutical companies operating in the United States.

Our sites

Gaithersburg, MD & Wilmington, DE

Our Gaithersburg 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. This is where you’ll find newly-designed, activity-based work spaces to suit a variety of working styles while increasing collaboration between teams.

The primary location of our North America BioPharmaceutical Business is in Wilmington. It’s where several business functions integral to our US business are based and where 1,500 of our colleagues innovate for a higher purpose. Conveniently located near Philadelphia, this newly redesigned campus offers a positive and inclusive environment as well as open space, an onsite gym and café.

Frederick, MD

Our Frederick site is the largest biologics manufacturing facility within our global network, and a worldwide industry leader in cell culture manufacturing. This state-of-the-art campus encompasses hundreds of thousands of square feet of administrative, production, warehouse, laboratory and utility space covering Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Engineering.

Waltham, MA

Boston is home to our small-molecule research in North America, with innovative laboratories at the Gatehouse Park BioHub in Waltham, just west of the city center. The BioHub was created as a bold new R&D initiative to foster life sciences discovery and the exchange of ideas.

Today, Gatehouse Park is one of the largest and most dynamic life-science research biohubs in the region. It’s home to some of our best scientists and experts working in nine different biotechs and pharmaceutical companies. It is a great place to work in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant research cities.

South San Francisco, CA

South San Francisco is a single world-class facility in the Cove at Oyster Point, in the heart of the area’s vibrant biotechnology and technology community. It’s our newest site that’s been designed to enable side-by-side talent to make the impossible, possible at the center of the biotechnology and high-tech industry.

Newark, DE

Our Newark Supply Site was established in 1971. We continue to go from strength to strength, with many product portfolio changes since we first began as Stuart Pharmaceuticals. Today, Newark is our designated North America Packaging Center of Excellence and a Flexible Formulation Site for global supply of complex products.

One thing I love about AstraZeneca is that you have multiple people coming from different cultures and being in Washington, DC, you see people from all over the world. It’s a very diverse place to be.

– Aimee Sandjong, Associate Scientist in Gaithersburg

What we offer

In various locations within the US, we have an open space work environment, so idea-sharing is more free-flowing and efficient, which enables growth through innovation. Along with a competitive salary, we offer many standard benefits, including paid time off and work-life balance. And, in the US, we offer the following career-boosting benefits on top of all that:

Our culture

We foster an environment that encourages collaboration and our colleagues are excited to work with all kinds of talented people. One of the unique parts of the US is you get a full experience of science and commercial representation in the company.

Inclusion and Diversity

At AstraZeneca, bringing diverse perspectives and backgrounds together is fundamental to our success in getting the best medicines to patients as quickly as possible. We’re known as a diversity leader and our employees pride themselves on coming together in our inclusive environment.

Our annual Inclusion and Diversity conference has just received an AstraZeneca CEO award. There is a US-wide Women’s Conference every year with inspirational themes and motivational speakers which help to promote women in the workforce and community. And we’re proud to have been listed among the top 100 Best Companies by Working Mother magazine for the 14th year running. These are just a few of the initiatives that we’re building on each year.

The Power of Us

Our Power of Us program is the embodiment of our culture. It’s all about providing you with two meaningful ways to support the causes that are dear to you, whether that’s with your time, your money or both. Paid time off to volunteer and 100% donation match amplifies your efforts and increases our collective impact on the world around us.

Benefits and perks

Throughout your career journey, we’ll give you the freedom to drive your own career development, with plenty of tailored support and guidance along the way. There are many Employee Resource Groups you can join with people who share your interests or passions. You’ll also enjoy a wealth of benefits including flexible vacation time, the chance to work with cutting-edge technologies and a great work-life balance.


Our business is a sustainable one and we work hard across each of our global locations to do our part for our planet and our people. In the US, we have multiple initiatives in place to ensure we make a significant impact on the world. In Gaithersburg, we make sure all our items are compostable or recyclable and we do annual Corporate Social Responsibility work for employees to donate their time to the community through volunteering (Power of Us). As well as these initiatives, we carry out day-to-day actions that help sustain our business and reduce the effects we have on our environment and people.

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