Analytical Technical Lead

Analytical Technical Lead Or Senior Scientist

Location: Wuxi, Jiangsu Province

Permanent opportunity

Competitive salary and benefits

Make a positive impact, in a team where it means more

Part of an inclusive and giving community, we support and help each other on our journeys – backed by the same personal commitment to each other as we give to patients. Curious problem solvers, we are intellectually stimulated by constant learning. There’s potential for multiple, global careers and great rewards, for those who embrace the diverse opportunities.

If you have the passion and the drive to accelerate growth and make people’s lives better – then this is the place for you!

Pharmaceutical Technology and Development (PT&D)

PT&D are the bridge that turns innovative science into actual medicines that help millions of people. We work across the entire value chain, designing and delivering active ingredients, formulations and devices required to support new medicines – from clinical trial supplies to developing the technology to ensure drugs can be scaled up for commercial manufacture.

We now have an opportunity for an Analytical Technical Lead or Senior Scientist (this will be discussed at interview and will depend on the candidates experience) to join our team.

The role

As an Analytical Technical Lead your role will be to provide leadership in analytical method development and validation activities to support formulation and manufacturing process development activities.

This will include managing Global and China stability programs for your project, including writing and/or approving stability protocols, interpretation of data and subsequent regulatory specification setting. You will ensure suitability of all analytical method development work and method validation status to meet the regulatory requirements of Global and China CMC submission.

Your technical expertise will be required to author Drug Product sections for CMC dossier submissions, suitable for Global and China submission and to provide disciplinary scientific leadership and present work through patents, publications and lectures.

As a Lead, you will provide specialist scientific or technical supervision to junior members of the team within AstraZeneca and within CROs to enable them to optimally meet their project objectives.

Other duties may include:

  • Provide expert technical mentorship, challenge and problem solving in projects.

  • Identify improvements in science and technologies that can be successfully applied to advance department activities that contribute to achievement of Business goals.

  • Recommend, gain commitment to, initiate, lead and champion new science and technology initiatives within the department that improve its capability to deliver on projects.

Essential skills

  • Demonstrated a proven track record of delivery and experience in product development.

  • Have a good understanding of the overall drug development process with an appreciation of how CMC development contributes to R&D.

  • Will have led authoring and submission of CMC dossiers and answered subsequent Regulatory Questions.

  • Significant experience in pharmaceutical science, including demonstrating scientific leadership.

  • Have experience of technical supervision, coaching and mentoring or leading small teams of people or scientific projects.

  • Evidence of building good relationships with customers.

  • Evidence of expertise on in-vitro performance testing and stability studies.

  • Experience in method development for degradation product.

  • Evidence of scientific report writing skill.

Why AstraZeneca…

If you want to broaden knowledge and skills, there is an incredible opportunity for you here.

Build a stable long-term career in a place where you are rewarded for your commitment and our leaders provide unrivalled investment and exposure.

Next steps…

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Excellent! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

Applications are open from 16th to 30th September.

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