Associate Scientist – Bioreactor

Associate Scientist – Bioreactor

Cambridge UK

Salary & Benefits Competitive

Make a more meaningful impact to patients’ lives around the globe

Here you’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference to patients’ lives. With science at its heart, this is the place where breakthroughs born in the lab become transformative medicines – for the world’s most complex diseases. Answer unmet medical needs by pioneering the next wave of science, focusing on outcomes and shaping the patient ecosystem.

The jobholder will be part of a team responsible for the development of high-yielding mammalian cell culture and bioreactor processes, suitable for clinical manufacturing and supply of therapeutic proteins for clinical trials. You will play a meaningful role in supporting the activities of the teams for both new and existing candidate drug projects.

Our values guide everything we do at AstraZeneca. They power our belief in What Science Can Do – a belief in its potential to redefine what’s possible.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Supporting AZ pipeline projects: Craft and perform cell culture and bioreactor experiments to enable process definition. Analyse data, write reports and facilitate technology transfer to cGMP production
  • Identify, develop and implement innovations, perhaps through evaluating new technology. Communicating work to both internal and external partners
  • Contribute to cell culture automation as well as process and scale-up/down modelling
  • Experience of computer-based coding/scripting to develop automation and models would be an advantage
  • Liaising with colleagues to apply developments to future projects
  • A passion for continuous improvement and technology development
  • Implementation and promotion of AstraZeneca’ Safety, Health and Environment practices

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Degree in biological sciences or chemical/biochemical engineering with relevant practical lab experience or PhD in biological sciences or chemical/biochemical engineering
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture and protein expression in an industrial or academic environment
  • Experience with bioreactor systems for mammalian cell suspension cell culture


  • Knowledge of media and process development
  • Cell metabolism/biochemistry
  • Cell culture automation and process integration
  • Continuous bioprocessing expertise

Behavioural competencies

  • Shows initiative and creativity
  • Good communicator and great teammate
  • Excellent scientific methodology
  • High level of attention to detail

Bring out the best in each other, and yourself, by working together as one

So, what’s next?

Complete your application before the below closing date.

This role is open from 06/05/2021 and welcome with your application no later than 03/06/2021

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