Bioanalytical Scientist at AstraZeneca Gothenburg

AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services.

AstraZeneca is proud to offer a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Coworkers are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

The Arena
We are looking for a bioanalytical scientist with in depth knowledge in the area of quantitative bioanalysis of drugs and drug metabolites to join AstraZeneca's team in the Early Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity (Early RIA) DMPK department as a consultant.

The successful candidate will be responsible for analysing drug candidates and their metabolites in various in vitro and in vivo samples including sub-cellular fractions as well as tissues, plasma and bile samples.

As a successful candidate you will be part of a team focusing on DMPK design, metabolism, bio distribution and disposition of small molecule, peptide, protein and eventually also nucleotide drug candidates. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the discovery of new life changing medicines for patients and demonstrate and witness what science can do.

Early RIA DMPK is based in AstraZeneca’s world class vibrant R&D centre, located in Mölndal, Sweden (Gothenburg area). Early RIA DMPK interacts with other functions in supporting RIA projects all along the value chain, from target selection all the way to market launch and Life cycle management.

Tasks and responsibilities/The role
The Bioanalytical Scientist is responsible for delivering quality in vitro and in vivo bioanalytical data to support PKPD (Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics) work in projects from target selection to LCM (life cycle management). The data produced is mainly aimed to provide insight in quantitative pharmacology as well as in right tissue and right exposure.

This laboratory based scientific role includes developing and validating methods to enable delivery of the necessary quality of data and scientific information aligned with IMED project needs. The role requires interactive, effective communication to provide clear data and guidance to project representatives, act as an example to other scientists, and contribute to the overall team delivery. This role requires making judgements about bioanalysis information, developing innovative solutions and applying cross-functional and industry understanding.

Minimum requirements

  • B.Sc. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline
  • Track record of delivering state-of-the-art bioanalysis data to projects in discovery and/or development setting
  • Expert knowledge of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry ionization and detection (LC-MS/MS) and bioanalytical work in Drug Discovery & Development
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

About Dfind Science & Engineering
Dfind Science & Engineering is a consulting and recruitment company offering a meaningful career as a consultant in engineering and science. With us, you have the opportunity to develop your skills and build your resume through various assignments at our development, research and production-intensive customers while receiving support and guidance from your consultant manager. We are authorized through the Competence Agencies of Sweden and comply with their collective union agreement. We also have benefits such as healthcare, occupational health insurance, insurance and discount on gym memberships.

Dfind Science & Engineering is part of Randstad, a global leader in the HR services industry. First of June, Dfind Science & Engineering changes name to Randstad. We will retain our organization and, above all, our strong specialization towards science and engineering within what will become Randstad Life Sciencies and Randstad Engineering.

Deadline for application: 2019-05-21, selection and interviews will take place continuously. The position may be filled before the closing date, so please apply as soon as possible.

For more information contact: Kerstin Karlsson [email protected] or Eleonor Ehrman 073-343 41 09.

Please keep in mind, e-mail applications will not be considered. Register your profile at Dfind Science & Engineering's webpage and send in your application there.