Do you have expertise in, and a passion for in vivo research? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the drug discovery and development process within oncology research in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

Site description

This role will be located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, this site combines world-class biomedical research, patient care and education on a single site location in the heart of Cambridge. The office will be within walking distance of the new purpose-built building that will bring together the company’s research and development activity in a state-of-the-art strategic R&D centre and global corporate headquarters. The building has been designed with the open architecture reflecting AstraZeneca’s collaborative approach to research. Open laboratories and transparent glass walls will enable new ways of working across disciplines, whilst a central courtyard will put science on full display.

Business area

In the Oncology Business Unit we relentlessly follow the science, challenging the status quo to deliver more effective treatments to patients in need. Our dedication means we purposefully push back the limits of knowledge to change the practice of medicine. To ensure no patient is left behind, no matter what stage of disease. Fast-paced, it takes agility and responsiveness to stay committed in our pursuit of excellence. We work with focus to seek the unanswered questions – innovating, challenging accepted norms, quick decision-making and taking smart risks. A place of trust, it’s an opportunity to take accountability, be brave, speak up, step up and redefine Oncology, now and in the future. Be a part of improving lives. This is the time to join the team who is confident that cures for cancer are within our grasp.

What you’ll do

AstraZeneca is currently recruiting for an experienced in vivo Research Scientist in Oncology Bioscience. Joining us in Cambridge, you’ll be able to push new boundaries in oncology research. We’ll encourage you to develop novel therapeutics and biomarkers, identify new targets and publish your work. This role is fundamental in all stages of the drug discovery and development process – and as your experience grows, so will your role and career prospects.

  • Working collaboratively with in vivo pharmacologists across the oncology portfolio, you’ll apply your scientific and technical expertise to a number of project teams delivering efficacy and pharmacodynamic studies to aid drug discovery and development.

  • A special focus will be on delivery to projects on our DDR portfolio.

  • Designing, planning and executing in vivo studies, you’ll be responsible for analysing and communicating complex scientific data.

  • Being able to prioritise your own workload whilst demonstrating excellent team-working skills will be key to this role.

  • You’ll also have the opportunity to work collaboratively within cross-functional, multidisciplinary project teams.

Essential for the role

  • First degree or equivalent experience in a relevant area of cancer biology

  • High ethical standards and a keen eye for animal welfare

  • Ability to critically analyse and communicate in vivo scientific data

  • Ability to prioritise own workload and to work as part of a team

  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues in a multidisciplinary setting.

Desirable for the role

  • Expert in vivo skills that can be applied to oncology drug discovery

  • Home Office licence holder modules 1-4 or A, B, C.

  • Experience in carrying out independent, relevant scientific research, ideally evidenced by publication of scientific posters or peer-reviewed papers

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

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

  • If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to Louise Bennett

Competitive salary package and benefits

Close Date: 12/12/2021

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