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12-Month Analytical Chemistry- Industrial Placement Student

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire, Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


12-Month Analytical Chemistry Industrial Placement Student

Locations: Macclesfield (UK) & Cambridge (UK)

Salary: Competitive

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. We work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing.

Pharmaceutical Technology and Development (PT&D) are the bridge that turns brilliant 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 supplies for use in early toxicology studies and clinical trials to developing the technology to ensure drugs can be scaled up for commercial manufacture.

We are looking to recruit for 12 Month Industrial Placements in Analytical Chemistry across sites in Macclesfield and Cambridge in the UK.

You will be responsible for delivering the analytical understanding to progress the development of life-changing medicines within a dynamic team environment. As a key member of this team responsible for delivering the analytical activities to meet project development timelines, you will work collaboratively with synthetic chemists, formulation scientists, engineers and external partners to achieve successful delivery of goals.

You will be working as a full member of an analytical team to help support the development of pharmaceutical drugs using a wide range of state-of-the-art analytical techniques. This includes chromatographic (HPLC, GC, CE, SFC), spectroscopic (NMR UV, FTIR), hyphenated (LC-MS, GC-MS) and other essential techniques (ICP-OES and XRPD). You will ensure that work is performed in accordance with appropriate Safety, Health & Environment (SHE), quality and compliance standards, e.g. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).

You will also have the opportunity to enhance your transferable skills to extend your proficiency as a scientist by presenting your work to other scientists and wider teams that will enhance your communication skills. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the wider network through our Employee Resource Groups.

Essential Candidate Requirements:

  • Currently undertaking an undergraduate degree in Chemistry or related discipline (e.g. Natural Sciences) with the opportunity to spend 1 year in industry starting in September 2023.
  • Able to provide an expected time commitment of 36.5 hours per Monday-Friday working week on Campus.

How to Apply

  • If you are interested in applying for this role please click and apply online providing answers to all of the questions.
  • Closing Date for Applications: October 16th, 2022 with interviews expected to take place on w/c 31st October 2022.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for the roles without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

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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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.