This is an exciting opportunity to join the Oncology Bioscience group in Cambridge as a laboratory based scientist. You will become part of a large team of bioscientists and play a pivotal role in the delivery of robust and high quality ex vivo data to support drug discovery projects within the Oncology portfolio. Working collaboratively with other disciplines across AstraZeneca you will have the opportunity to contribute to biomarker discovery and development for early and clinical phase projects.

You should have a background in Oncology or a related field and a strong passion for experimental work and delivering data from the laboratory. You will use your scientific judgement, ability to analyse data, lab experience and communication skills to contribute to experimental design and interpretation for either early or late stage drug discovery programmes.

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

Welcome to Granta Park Cambridge, UK, one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities, it’s important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. To help you maintain your best self, here’s a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you… Granta Park has a newly built gym with swimming pool, nursery and central food hub accesible to staff as part of the science park facilities. We also have our own bistro and deli in the AstraZeneca buildings. There are regular ‘Lunch & Learn’ events and after work socials with snacks and drinks on the last Friday of every month. This is our biggest and most spacious lab site in Cambridge…come and join us!

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

  • Delivering ex vivo pharmacodynamic data according to the study plan as agreed with the team leader or project supervisor

  • Designing, performing and interpreting pharmacodynamic tumour data from in vivo studies using RNA and protein profiling techniques eg western blotting, ELISA, qPCR. Additionally, hands-on experience in flow cytometry and/or NGS will be an advantage.

  • Providing expert interpretation of the data, identifying innovative solutions to problems and putting forward plans for further experiments

  • Communicating experimental data and key findings in a clear and concise manner to project teams

  • Generating and maintaining clear experimental records

  • Maintaining an awareness of current developments in the literature to support projects

Essential for the role

  • Degree in life sciences relevant industrial laboratory experience in pharmacology, in vivo, cell biology, biochemistry, or a related field

  • Evidence of strong technical and experimental ability to deliver data from the lab

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Positive and collaborative team player with willingness to improve and learn new skills

  • Passion for experimental work with a desire to pursue a career from the lab

Desirable for the role

  • Lab-based drug discovery experience in academic or pharmaceutical company setting

  • An understanding of the drug discovery process

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: 09/08/2021

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