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Senior Research Scientist/Associate Principal Scientist – Analytical Chemistry, NMR Expert

Lieu Göteborg, Comté de Västra Götaland, Suède Job ID R-100855 Date de publication 02/23/2021

Would you like to apply your expertise in Analytical Chemistry in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the right place for you!

AstraZeneca R&D, Gothenburg, Sweden seek to recruit an Associate Principal Scientist to the Physical & Analytical Chemistry team, responsible for NMR spectroscopy at the department of Medicinal Chemistry in Early Respiratory and Immunology (R&I).

AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting biopharmaceutical companies. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we’re on a mission to turn science into life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society. AstraZeneca is committed to the development of the next generation of innovative medicines. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world.

Medicinal Chemistry in R&I is focused on the delivery of Small Molecules (SM) and New Modalities such as PROTACs, peptides and oligonucleotides (NM) in the early drug discovery portfolio. The Physical and Analytical Chemistry team is crucial for achieving this – working with a strong research focus in close collaboration with scientists from other departments.

What you’ll do

We are looking for an NMR expert with a strong passion for analytical research. The candidate is expected to support drug discovery projects by applying structural and physical chemistry approaches to characterize bioactive small molecules. The candidate would engage and collaborate across therapeutic areas and other functions with a problem-solving attitude and delivery focus.

Depending on the level of expertise and professional experience of the candidate, this position could be at the career level of a Senior Research Scientist or Associate Principal Scientist.

We rely on you to:

  • Support the early drug discovery portfolio with applied NMR spectroscopy

  • Work in a lab based role, including setting up experiments and full interpretation of NMR-data

  • Driving internal science in the field of NMR Spectroscopy and Analytical Chemistry

  • Effectively collaborate with team members and colleagues in Medicinal and Computational Chemistry

  • Contribute to internal and external scientific reputation through publications and presentations

Essential for the role

  • Expertise in characterization of synthetic compounds by solution NMR including structural elucidation by 2D NMR

  • PhD in Chemistry with focus on NMR Spectroscopy or equivalent documented expertise in relevant NMR spectroscopy techniques

  • Strong scientific track record

  • Strong scientific curiosity in novel technology and methods

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

So, what’s next!

If you are ready to make a difference - apply today, and we'll make it happen together!

For more information about the position please contact Tomas Leek, Team Leader, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, by email: Tomas.Leek@astrazeneca.com or via LinkedIn.

We welcome your application until March 26th!

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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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