Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Waltham


Senior Scientist/Oncology Bioscience

AstraZeneca is dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering innovative, meaningful medicines and other healthcare solutions that help enrich the life of patients, as well as their families and communities. At AstraZeneca Oncology, our vision is redefining cancer, redefining our solutions to cancer and restoring patients' lives. We are seeking a motivated lab based Senior Scientist with a strong cancer cell biology background and experience in cancer related drug discovery.  As a Senior Scientist, you will become an integral member of an oncology bioscience team focused on the discovery and delivery of novel anti-cancer therapies from early discovery through clinical development.

Key Responsibilities

Independent design and delivery of high quality, validated medium to high throughput in vitro cell assays suitable for supporting compound screening and selection
Development and execution of a broad variety of cell assays for oncology portfolio projects to support compound selection and clinical development
Analysis, interpretation and presentation of data
Maintenance of clear records of experimental work
Scientific input into broader bioscience plans and timelines
Mentoring/supervision/training of more junior lab based scientists

MS with a minimum of 5 years related oncology experience in Biopharma setting; a PhD is not a requirement
Demonstrated expertise in oncology cell assay development and screening in technical areas including, but not limited to, flow cytometry, high content biology, reporter, ELISA, western blotting, proliferation, apoptosis and 3D assays
Experience with successfully generating stable cell lines, deriving clones and characterizing for functional expression
Familiarity with independently designing, executing and analyzing in vitro combination experiments
Excellent problem solving skills
Proficient in data analysis and tools
Ability to work in a matrixed team-oriented environment
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Delivery focused
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

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.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer.  AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

About the company

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines.

We believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel, targeted therapies that interact with them. This is at the heart of our purpose as a company: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

We invest in distinctive science in three main therapy areas where we believe we can make the most meaningful difference to patients: oncology; cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity. Our science exploits our rare combination of capabilities in small molecules and biologics, immunotherapies, protein engineering technologies and devices. These are reinforced by a strong focus on translational science and personalised healthcare capabilities. We build on our own capabilities by collaborating with world-renowned scientists and academic institutions and partnering with like-minded science-led companies.

Through leading in science, we are confident that we can transform the lives of people around the world and deliver value to our shareholders.

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