Senior Scientist

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

Senior Scientist

Liverpool, UK

Salary & Benefits Competitive!

Introduction to role:

Bring out the best in each other, and yourself, by working together as one. In our dynamic environment, be supported by the brightest minds working together side by side. Agile and collaborative, we work cross-functionally, as well as externally, to thrive at pace. The setup: Speke is where biologics come to life. We have the facilities to research, develop, produce, and distribute millions of vaccine doses each year for the global market.


The successful candidate will participate in analytical support of seasonal vaccine strain development activities. In so doing they will take ownership of continuous improvements and proactively implement changes to improve the team’s performance. The successful candidate will contribute towards one or more development projects, generating high quality, accurate data to support achieving Flu-BPD’s goals. The job holder will have substantial experience in analytical methods and a track record in implementing continuous improvements. In addition, the job holder will have experience in analytical development, method validation and technology transfer of virology/immunology and/or tissue culture methods. This is an exciting and challenging role within a commercial setting. The role holder must be prepared to deliver against tight deadlines.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and proven experience within the subject area
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Understanding of current principles and concepts in own area of work
  • Understanding of regulations and relevant compliance systems related to own area of work.
  • General understanding of other Discovery / R&D fields and their role in achieving the objectives of research area
  • Understanding of assay development
  • Proven track record in continuous assay and/or process improvements

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Specialist knowledge in a specific area related to biology
  • Specialist knowledge in technical transfers
  • Understanding of assay automation
  • Experience in creation and editing of SOPs

At AstraZeneca, we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and ignite your ambitious 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.

So, what’s next? Complete your application before the below closing date. This role is open from Wednesday 15th November, we encourage your application no later than Wednesday 29th November.

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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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