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Associate Director

Cheshire East
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AstraZeneca UK
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Associate Director - Chemical Development

Location - Macclesfield (UK)

Are you ready to make a significant impact on the speed, quality, and cost of the AstraZeneca development portfolio? We are seeking an Associate Director/Director Process Chemistry to join our Chemical Development function in Pharmaceutical Technology and Development (PT&D).

This role involves leading a team responsible for developing sustainable chemical routes and processes for drug substance, supporting manufacturing activities, securing Intellectual Property, and more. Your contributions will be pivotal in ensuring the commercial viability of our medicine.


As the Associate Director/Director Process Chemistry, you will manage and provide technical expertise to a group of process chemists. You will coach your team for enhanced performance, ensure compliance with SHE and cGMP, author and approve CMC documentation, and set the strategy for the project portfolio within your area of responsibility. You will also identify cutting-edge chemistry and skill gaps in the chemistry skill group.

Essential Skills/Experience:

- A good understanding of the overall drug development process from discovery through to launch.
- Likely to be a graduate or Ph.D with prior experience at a senior level within the Pharmaceutical industry.
- Sufficient understanding in the disciplines in Process Chemistry.
- Experience or capability to lead and manage a team of scientists.
- Thorough understanding of principles, applications and management of SHE and cGMP.
- Evidence of good communication skills and strong operational relationships with customers.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That's why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we're not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

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 and there's potential for multiple, global careers and great rewards, for those who embrace the diverse opportunities.

Are you ready to make an impact on society through our sustainability goals? Join us in pioneering AstraZeneca's sustainability strategy. Be a key contributor to Zero Carbon by 2025 and carbon negative across the entire value chain by 2030.

Ready to make a difference? Apply today!

Date Posted


Closing Date

15-Jul-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.