Project Coordinator, Scientific Services - 12-month FTC

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


Project Coordinator, Scientific Services - 12-month FTC

Cambridge, UK

Salary and Benefits Competitive

Be empowered to be innovative and creative where difference is valued

Join a place built on innovation and creativity! Where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. An environment that champions inclusion, and teams that reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve.

With colleagues from 70 countries across our UK sites, you’ll find your voice in an inclusive and diverse community. Our Cambridge hub is high on the target list of international destinations to work and stacked with globally important roles.

Be encouraged and supported to think creatively in our dynamic environment. Here we are free from fear of failure, free to ask the right questions and make bold decisions.

As AstraZeneca prepares to start science in its new Research & Development Global Headquarters in Cambridge, we have an exciting opportunity for a Project Coordinator to join our Cambridge Operations Team and assist on this landmark programme. We’re working on one of the biggest construction projects in the UK! Facilitating occupation for over 2,000 people and delivering a ground-breaking facility that will enable critical science breakthroughs of the future. With science at the very forefront, we’re creating life changing medications, and pioneering the next wave of drug delivery.

What you’ll do

  • Coordinating key partner visits around the Discovery Centre (DISC) in Cambridge and other sites around the AstraZeneca estate, to facilitate occupation and exit activities at our other lab sites
  • Communicating and collaborating with multiple key stakeholders across the business, to achieve desired outcomes throughout the programme
  • Support the planning and delivery of internal engagement activities with key partners and end users
  • Prepare meeting agendas, minutes, and presentations
  • Track project changes working alongside the PMO, including the coordination and resolution of actions and risks as they relate to critical workstream sessions
  • Support, track, and progress against required budgets, following up with budget holders to ensure accountability
  • Collate detailed inputs from business and workstream leads to support production of reports or analyses.
  • Lead small sub-projects or activities under the mentorship of the PMO/ Cambridge Operations.

Essential Criteria

  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly within multiple project teams
  • Proficient in working with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in a similar role working within and supporting projects
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment involving changes to priorities and schedules
  • Ability to communicate optimally with stakeholders at all levels
  • Can create and maintain processes to work efficiently for both self and others
  • A self-starter with high levels of drive, energy, and resilience with ability to take the initiative
  • A keen interest in a Project Management career, with a view to develop further on this career path

Desirable Criteria skills for the role:

  • General understanding of equipment databases, familiarity with room drawings and packages E.g. CAD packages, Navisworks etc.
  • Ability to liaise across a diverse stakeholder group, including building contractors, science users and engineers as well as non-scientific audiences and external collaborators
  • Willingness to carry out additional project activities as required

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. AstraZeneca promotes an inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and is always committed to lifelong learning, growth, and development.

Please note: This role is based at the Cambridge Biomedical campus and will require physical presence on site. On occasion, presence will be required at some of our alternative lab sites in Cambridge.

So, what’s next?

Complete your application before the below closing date.

This role is open from 24/05/2023 we, welcome your application no later than 07/06/2023

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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.

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