Research Scientist, Mechanistic Biology & Profiling

Astrazeneca Waltham , MA 02154

Posted 2 months ago

Research Scientist, Mechanistic Biology & Profiling

Waltham, MA

At AstraZeneca, we're not afraid to do things differently. We're building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we're opening up new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. As a Senior Research Scientist in the Mechanistic Biology & Profiling Group in Waltham, US, you will pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people's exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

Discovery Sciences is a multi-faceted department which drives early drug discovery across AstraZeneca's global Research & Development portfolio. Mechanistic Biology & Profiling (part of Discovery Sciences), is a global, multidisciplinary department responsible for mechanism-of-action studies and compound profiling for efficacy and pre-clinical safety in support of the Oncology, Cardiovascular and Renal Disease, Respiratory, Inflammation & Autoimmunity, and Neuroscience portfolios.

If you're inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do - join us.

As a Research Scientist, you provide support to local Oncology projects as part of a global Department, Mechanistic Biology and Profiling which is part of a global organization, Discovery Sciences that enables early phase drug discovery.

Key Responsibilities:

The Research Scientist as part of our DMTA (Design Make Test Analyze) team, provides biochemical data to local Oncology projects, enabling project teams to identify clinical candidates during the lead optimization phase of drug discovery. We are seeking a skilled and passionate lab-based scientist, with a detail-focus to produce high quality and impactful data, that advances projects on a tight timeline.

The position reports to directly to the US Associate Director of the Mechanistic Biology & Profiling Department.

Essential Requirements:

  • Masters and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience or Bachelors with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

  • Experience must be gained in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry with proven experience in a quantitative biology-based discipline (enzymology, pharmacology,).

  • External reputation in enzymology gained through professional recognition, external presentation, publication in scientific journals.

  • Track record of delivering results across a diverse project portfolio.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in pre-clinical drug discovery using automation platforms.

  • Next Steps - Apply today!

  • To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience - it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager. can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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