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Postdoc Fellow – Development of advanced genome editing methods

Lieu Göteborg, Comté de Västra Götaland, Suède Job ID R-142484 Date de publication 07/05/2022

Gene Editing by CRISPR-Cas9 has revolutionized biology research and genetic disease treatment.  At AstraZeneca and Promega, we are developing state-of-the-art genome editing tools applied to drug discovery. We are now joining forces to further develop our recent described PEn/PRINS technology and apply the learning from this collaboration to model development and disease treatment. Do you want to be part of this unique effort?

We are currently looking for enthusiastic and self-driven scientist to participate in a joint venture between AstraZeneca and Promega as a Postdoc Fellow. This is a 3-year program where you will spend the majority of the time at the AstraZeneca R&D site in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the additional time at the Promega headquarters in Madison (WI), USA.

This is an exciting opportunity to fully experience a global research environment. You will contribute to active projects under the mentorship of leading genome experts.

What you will do:
As a Postdoc Fellow in the AstraZeneca/Promega joint venture, you will be part of a group of passionate researchers who are dedicated to innovation and the advancement of science. Our focus lies primarily in the creation and application of enabling technologies that advance our understanding of fundamental biological processes and aid in the development of novel therapeutical approaches.

You will lead an independent project in a supportive and team-oriented environment, and you will be able to take advantage of facilities equipped with state of the art instrumentation.

Essential in the role:

  • PhD degree in molecular/cell biology/genetics.
  • Broad multidisciplinary experience and meticulous scientific knowledge (including strong cell and molecular biology skills with an advanced understanding of genetic engineering and CRISPR-Cas9).
  • Outstanding work ethic (patience, discipline, the desire to work hard, perseverance and the ability to develop and follow a plan).

To be successful in the role you are a true team player who demonstrates a passion for science with an urge for personal and professional growth, as well as have an adventurous attitude. We also believe that you’re a creative, innovative and forward-thinking individual with a focused and goal-oriented mindset.

Desirable in the role:

  • Understanding of directed evolution and/or targeted mutagenesis systems
  • Expertise with NGS analysis, hands on experience with ddPCR and FACS

Why AstraZeneca in Gothenburg?
Our Gothenburg site is one of AstraZeneca's three strategic R&D centres. Here, you'll feel a global atmosphere in a multinational environment. Collaboration comes in all forms - across teams, functions, countries and even companies. Thrive in a place where the brightest and most curious minds seamlessly come together in our inclusive environment.

So, what’s next? If this sounds the next challenge for you – apply today!

We look forward to finding out more about you. Welcome to send in your application as soon as possible but no later than 31st August, 2022.

For additional questions, please reach out to Marcello Maresca at

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NOTE - Due to our summer vacation period in Sweden during July-August, the screening process may take a bit longer than usual. Thanks for your understanding and we will get back to you as soon as possible when we are back at work.

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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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