AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Senior Scientist – Drug Product Manufacture in Gothenburg, Sweden

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

The arena

Pharmaceutical Technology and Development is accountable for delivering the design, innovative, efficient and robust processes for the manufacture of drug substance and product, the supply chain of products for safety and clinical trials and the generation of information and knowledge to ensure regulatory approval of new products.

Drug Product Manufacture (DPM) in Gothenburg manufactures investigational products (oral solution/suspension, parenteral solutions, capsules, tablets and inhalers) to AstraZeneca clinical studies mainly in phase I/II around the globe and is a vital part of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain organisation. At DPM in the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) arena you will make an important contribution in delivering clinical results and new medicines.

The role

This role significantly contributes to the manufacturing of drug product in development phase for clinical studies. All below activities will have a significant impact on the speed, quality and cost of the AstraZeneca development portfolio.

  • Responsible for the timely and cost-effective manufacture of drug product in line with the plans agreed within DPM, involving both practical hands-on work in our pilot plant GMP facilities and associated planning and documentation.

  • Ability to drive project portfolios to agreed milestones and act as point of contact for all enquiries regarding the timing and establishment of manufacture.

  • Strong competence as process scientist with credibility and ability to give assured technical direction for product establishment and scale-up.

  • Set up Master Manufacturing Records and Batch Records and perform transactions in Warehouse Management System through the Supply Chain IT-systems.

  • Assess record and report manufacturing and validation data accurately according to GMP.

  • Ensure SHE (Safety Health and Environment) and GMP standards are upheld and ensure AstraZeneca Policies and Standards are understood and followed.

  • Establish and recommend ways to improve flexibility and productivity, including new ways of working, resulting in shorter lead times.

  • Monitor and track relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).


We are looking for a senior scientist with excellent communication, planning and collaboration skills with the ability to operate independently to drive delivery of projects.

MSc in pharmacy or engineering (specialising in Pharmaceuticals). Experience from pharmaceutical development or working in a manufacturing or supply chain organisation is desired. You will have knowledge of cGMP and display excellent documentation skills, both in English and Swedish. You will also have a good understanding of, and interest in, manufacturing equipment.

More information

For more information about the position please contact Kim Stockfelt at +46 31 776 10 00.

Welcome with your application no later than May 29th, 2018.

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.