LSL Campaign Responsible - Senior Scientist

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

LSL Campaign Responsible - Senior Scientist


Competitive salary and benefits

Introduction to Role:

Are you ready to make a more meaningful impact on patients’ lives around the globe? With our ground-breaking pipeline, the outlook is bright. Be part of our global, growing enterprise at our Macclesfield site, where 50 different medicines are produced. We are looking for enthusiastic and highly capable Scientist/Senior Scientists to join our Early Chemical Development (ECD) team. You will work closely with manufacturing chemists, development chemists and analysts to drive science and innovation within drug projects.


As a core member of ECD, you will work flexibly across skill areas in GMP manufacture of drug substance and laboratory-based process design and development. You will develop chemical routes and processes for manufacture in the LSL, assess and develop complex multi-stage synthetic routes to new candidate drugs, and manufacture bulk drug substance for new product development. You will also provide technical support to the manufacture of intermediates and bulk drug batches, monitor reactions, quality of intermediates and final products using analytical methodology, and lead your own work to achieve project targets in a timely fashion. In addition, you will act as system owner for analytical equipment within manufacturing area

Essential Skills/Experience:

- Degree or equivalent in a Chemistry subject area

- Experience of a range of analytical techniques and equipment

- Good collaboration skills

- Strong communication (verbal and written) and influencing skills

- Good information management (recording of experimental and results)

Desirable Skills/Experience:

- Understanding of principles and application of SHE and cGMP

- Experience in a lab-based synthetic organic chemistry or analytical chemistry role, ideally in an industrial environment

- Experience of chemical process development and support to scale up

- Ability to use literature databases

- Excellent analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

At AstraZeneca, we follow the science to explore and innovate. We are working towards treating, preventing, modifying and even curing some of the world's most complex diseases. Here we have the potential to grow our pipeline and positively impact the lives of billions of patients around the world. We are committed to making a difference by fusing data and technology with the latest scientific innovations to achieve the next wave of breakthroughs. It's our combination of curiosity and courage that drives us, inspired by the possibility of doing things that have never been done before.

At AstraZeneca, we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth, and development.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work a minimum of five days per week from the office. But that doesn’t mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world. 

So, what’s next?

Complete your application before the below closing date.

This role is open from 29/11/2023 we welcome your application no later than 13/12/2023.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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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