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Scientist – Early Product Development and Manufacturing

Lieu Göteborg, Comté de Västra Götaland, Suède Job ID R-142404 Date de publication 07/01/2022

At AstraZeneca, we unlock the power of What Science Can Do.Empowered to explore, every day we work towards our ultimate aim - treating, preventing, modifying and even curing complex diseases. Be part of the team where you are empowered to follow the science!

Pharmaceutical Sciences(PharmSci) is responsible for the design and development of synthetic routes, preclinical and phase I/II formulations, encompassing both small molecules and new modalities such as mRNA and oligonucleotides, across the whole range of AstraZeneca’s therapeutic areas.

Within Early Product Development and Manufacture(EPDM) in Gothenburg, Sweden, the manufacturing unit is accountable for delivering a vast portfolio of early investigational medicinal products. We have a wide range of manufacturing assets in three separate manufacturing facilities, supplying different types of clinical trial material to studies across the globe.

The role

We are now seeking a new member to join our fantastic team, based at AstraZeneca’s dynamic R&D site in Gothenburg, Sweden. With employees from more than 50 countries, our Gothenburg site is a truly inspiring place to work. Within the EPDM manufacturing unit, in the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) arena, you will make an important contribution in delivering clinical results in the development of new medicines.

This role revolves around the manufacturing of drug product where all activities below will have a significant impact on the speed, quality and cost of the AZ development portfolio.

What you’ll do

Working in the role as Scientist in EPDM and PharmSci, you will be part of an amazing group of skilled and driven colleagues who truly embrace team spirit, who you will exchange knowledge and collaborate with on many levels in various contexts. This role provides excellent opportunities for your professional development, and possibilities to take on further accountabilities in line with your personal growth.

Your main accountabilities/responsibilities:

  • Assume responsibilities toward timely manufacture of various drug products in line with the plans agreed within EPDM and surrounding stakeholders.

  • Work with practical hands-on processes in our GMP facilities following manufacturing batch records and perform transactions in material management systems.

  • Monitor, secure and follow up on other regulatory requirements according to GMP through associated IT-systems.

  • Rapidly develop strong competence within relevant process technologies and build credibility and ability to drive and secure product establishment, scale-up and clinical manufactures.

  • Support documentation activities, e.g. by authoring manufacturing batch records, taking part in deviation investigations, authoring SOPs, and other guidance documents, change control processes etc.

  • Assess records and report manufacturing and validation data accurately according to GMP.

  • Ensure that SHE (Safety Health and Environment) and GMP standards are upheld and ensure AZ Policies and Standards are understood and followed.

  • Be entrepreneurial and drive initiatives to further improve flexibility and productivity, resulting in shorter lead times or increased value for our customers and patients.

Do you have the essential qualifications for these roles?

To be successful in this role, we believe that you have a MSc in pharmacy/engineering and/or extensive GMP-manufacturing experience from the pharmaceutical industry.

We are looking for a scientist with excellent collaboration, communication, and planning skills with a strong sense of responsibility, teamwork and delivery focus. There is both scope and an expectation to build the range of accountabilities over time, in line with personal development.

Strong verbal and documentation skills in English is a requirement. We expect you to have a keen interest to learn and operate complex manufacturing equipment and develop your expertise in pharmaceutical process technology. Experience from pharmaceutical development or working in a manufacturing or supply chain organisation and knowledge of cGMP is a merit for this role.

So, what’s next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining us? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

Welcome with your application (CV and cover letter) no later than August 19th. 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. Interviews will be held late August.



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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