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Senior Scientist - Microbiology

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Senior Scientist - Microbiology

Join our Pharmaceutical Technology and Development (PT&D) team, the bridge that turns brilliant science into actual medicines that help millions of people. We have an exciting opportunity for a Scientist/ Senior Scientist in our microbiology team in Global Product Development at our Macclesfield site. This role involves working on method development and managing testing protocols with the PT&D technical teams and global Microbiology technology projects.

In this role, you will use risk assessment tools and procedures to make effective decisions on microbiology testing requirements. You will oversee outsourced microbiology testing to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and AZ expectations. You will contribute microbiology inputs to clinical trial and dossier applications and respond to resulting questions from health authorities. You will also lead internal and external project work and other improvement activities.

Essential Skills/Experience:
- The ability to problem solve and develop innovative solutions
- Pro-activity and enthusiasm for continuous improvement
- Concern for quality standards
- Delivery and customer focus
- PhD or a BSc/MSc in combination with validated experience within the business and industry
- Good knowledge of drug discovery & development
- Sufficient understanding and practical experience in the discipline of microbiology and method development
- Experience of the microbiological aspects of aseptic manufacturing.
- Thorough understanding of principles, applications and management of SHE and cGMP.
- Compliance with all regulatory and AZ requirements relevant to the role, e.g. GMP, AZ Code of Conduct
- Evidence of good communication skills and strong operational relationships with customers.

Desirable Skills/Experience:
- Experience in a similar role within the pharmaceutical industry would be advantageous.

At AstraZeneca, we are driven by our commitment to deliver accelerated growth and to make people's lives better. We thrive in our often intense and ambiguous environment, seeking out new challenges and working towards new solutions. We are part of an inclusive and giving community, supporting each other on our journeys. We are intellectually stimulated by constant learning, with potential for multiple, global careers and great rewards for those who embrace the diverse opportunities.

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact on people's lives with life-changing medicines? Join us in Operations where everyone feels a personal connection to the people that we impact. From our science labs to manufacturing at scale, we are committed to delivering at the highest quality. Apply now to be part of our team!

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