Medical Graduate Programme

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Location: Pancras Square London

Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits

Are you interested in shaping the future of healthcare? Do you want to make a personal impact to help bring life-changing medicines to patients around the world?

About AstraZeneca UK

It's time to be more. 

You'll get to do things differently with us. Nothing will stand in your way in challenging science to do more. You'll discover your determination to deliver cutting edge-technology to the world and get more medicines to more patients more quickly. Disruption is seen as a positive here - your courage and curiosity, your entrepreneurial spirit and fearless creativity will have the freedom to achieve more than you ever thought possible. 

And you'll feel unashamedly proud of the part you play in making life more bearable for patients with chronic illness and more hopeful for those fighting aggressive cancers. 

We play to win. Against cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma and more. You'll be blown away by the difference you can make to millions.

About the Programme

This is a 2-year programme during which you'll have the opportunity to rotate into different AstraZeneca UK medical functions. Each placement is designed to give you extraordinary insight into our business, and you could:

  • Grow an in-depth understanding of the assigned therapy area and the self-regulatory framework adhered to within the UK (ABPI Code of Practiceand MHRA Blue Guide)

  • Be an integral member of the therapy area medical affairs team in helping drive innovative, value-adding projects within a governance framework

  • Develop understanding of medical plans in pre-, peri- and post-launch

  • Support in the delivery of the Medical Affairs strategy within the assigned therapy area

  • Apply clinical and scientific expertise to promote the Medical Affairs strategy through medical insights, lifecycle management, clinical trial support,governance, and evidence generation

As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice and MHRA Blue Guide.Our programme will provide you with the breadth of experience within the business of a pharmaceutical organisation to set you up for success in your career.

Essential Requirements

  • A degree (minimum 2.1) in a scientific (e.g.medical science) area either at an undergraduate (e.g.BSc, MBBS) or postgraduate (Masters) level

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills effectively communicate material through presentations and reports

  • The ability to work independently but also establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers

  • Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Eager to learn more about the pharmaceutical environment in the UK

Desirable Requirements

  • Registered Pharmacist (member of General Pharmaceutical Council of GB)

  • Member of a Royal College, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, or other professional body

  • Previous experience working in a compliance, safety, quality, regulatory, health economics, clinical, research environment or medical information within the NHS, pharmaceutical industry, or academic institutes

So, what’s next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply, and we will be in touch once the advert closes.

Applications Open: Monday 11 September 2023

Applications Close: Thursday 12 October 2023

After you submit your application, you will be asked to complete an online assessment (SHL). If shortlisted, you may be invited to a video interview and finally a full day virtual assessment day, which will take place in November 2023.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments or accommodations, please let us know on your application.

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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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