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Senior Scientist - Electrochemistry

Cheshire East
Full time
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AstraZeneca UK
Healthcare & medical
10,001+ employees
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Introduction to Role:

Join AstraZeneca, a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, as a Senior Scientist in our Chemical Development department. Our commitment to advancing science and developing innovative solutions that improve the lives of patients is at the heart of everything we do. We are currently seeking a Senior Scientist to specialise in the integration of electrochemistry into the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) manufacturing process. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry and tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing modern process chemistry.


As a Senior Scientist, you will lead and manage electrochemistry research projects, establishing AstraZeneca as a leader in the use of electrochemistry for API manufacture. You will design and conduct experiments to develop new electrochemical processes and technologies, collaborate with cross-functional teams, stay current with industry trends, and analyse experimental data to draw meaningful conclusions.

Essential Skills/Experience:

- A PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or BSc/MSc/MChem with relevant industrial experience to an equivalent level.

- Demonstrated experience in the practical development of electrochemical reactions with experience in the scale-up of these processes.

- A good understanding of practical synthetic electrochemical and analytical electrochemical techniques.

- Expertise in continuous chemistry and high through-put experimentation.

- Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to innovate in a fast-paced environment.

- Effective communication and leadership abilities, with coaching and mentoring experience.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

- Experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech environment is a plus.

At AstraZeneca, we are committed to putting patients first and driving excellence in our processes. Our Quality department is known for its forward-looking mindset, continuously innovating and trialling the latest models and technologies to improve reliability and excellence. We take Quality seriously, drawing learnings from others to develop and understand what it takes to drive our modern mindset forward.

Join us and be part of a team that is proactive, science-based, solutions-oriented, and driven by the ambition to make a real-life difference to patients. Are you ready to step up, follow the science, and make decisions that put patients first?

Apply now and help shape the future of pharmaceutical manufacture at AstraZeneca!

Date Posted


Closing Date

13-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.