Biopharmaceutical Development - Rotational Associates Programme - UK
Job Type: Full time
Location: Cambridge, UK
Do you have a passion for Science? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!
At AstraZeneca, we unlock the power of what science can do. Empowered to explore, every day we work towards our ultimate aim – treating, preventing, modifying and even curing complex diseases.
About AstraZeneca in Cambridge, UK:
In the UK we’re 7900 people from 70 nations joined together by our love of science and our desire to improve the lives of millions of patients. We are proud of the difference our people make each and every day, and the impact they have on our patients, both in the UK and globally. We are also one of only a handful of UK-based pharmaceutical companies that span the entire value chain of medicine from discovery, through to development, manufacturing and distribution.
Who We Are:
AstraZeneca’s Bio-Pharmaceutical Development (BPD) department consists of scientists, engineers, mathematicians and project managers whose ambition is to transform biologic molecules into life-changing medicines.
Through this Rotational Associates Programme you’ll gain experience in the development of manufacturing processes and dosage forms for Bio-Pharmaceutical products – everything from molecule discovery to packaging the final product.
Programme participants work on challenging technical projects supporting the development of protein therapeutics in the areas of Cell Culture and Fermentation, Purification, Analytics and Protein Characterization, Formulation, Delivery Devices, Clinical Logistics and Manufacturing.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
The BPD RAP is a two-year programme comprised of three 8-month rotational assignments in different functions of the BPD department.
The rotational assignments are carefully tailored to enable growth and development of the program participants and provide them with both technical skills as well as a broad drug development understanding.
Participants will work on challenging technical projects supporting the development of protein therapeutics in the areas of Cell Culture and Fermentation, Purification, Analytics and Protein Characterization, Formulation, Delivery Devices, Clinical Logistics and Manufacturing.
Essential for the role:
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, bioengineering, chemical engineering, mathematics or related field gained in 2023 or later (no work experience required)
Strong academic performance
Passion for science and a strong interest in drug development as a career
Desired for the role:
Up to 2 years of work experience, including internships and co-ops
Previous internships/co-ops in industry or academic research experience
Proven leadership skills (e.g., student clubs, organisations, work experience)
High academic achievement (2.1 or above)
With emphasis placed on personal and professional development, we truly invest in you, your interests, and your potential. Working in a highly fast-paced yet deeply supportive and collaborative environment, you’ll be encouraged to take responsibility so you can put your knowledge in to practice, but with all the guidance and support you need.
Competitive salary, bonus & benefits
We offer a competitive Total Reward programme including a base salary and bonus. We have a generous paid time off programme and a comprehensive benefits package.
So, what’s next?
After you submit your application, you will be required to submit an online assessment (SHL). If shortlisted, you will then be invited to a video interview and finally a full day virtual assessment day. Our assessment day is likely to be held in November 2023
Where can I find out more?
Check out our landing page for more information on our BPD group https://careers.astrazeneca.com/bpd
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Advert open: Tuesday 22 August 2023
Advert close: Sunday 8 October 2023
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.