AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Senior Crystallisation Scientist in Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits

We are currently seeking enthusiastic, motivated and highly capable individuals to join the crystallisation community within Chemical Development, responsible for the development of processes to Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API).

As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, our business is focused on providing innovative, effective medicines that make a real difference in important areas of healthcare. At AstraZeneca, innovation is about more than just research. We aim to stimulate continued creativity throughout our organisation by maintaining a culture in which our people feel valued, energised and rewarded for their ideas and contribution to our success - ideas which can make a difference in all aspects of our business. And we support and encourage our people in discovering their own potential, through excellent learning and development opportunities that are available to them throughout their careers

​Key Accountabilities

  • Develop new crystallisation and isolation methods to meet exacting purity requirements with regard to existing and emerging information about polymorphism and solvates.

  • Provide expert advice to colleagues in development of crystallisation processes as an integral part of synthetic route development

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in Drug Product Development to define desired particle properties for formulation and bioavailability

  • Design and develop controlled crystallisations to give particles with desired properties

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external manufacturing partners to ensure successful scale-up and scale-out of crystallisation processes.

  • Solve problems, for example on established processes for making existing products, in close collaboration with manufacturing partners.

  • Continuously develop yourself and your colleagues via training and sharing learning experiences to improve our efficiency and effectiveness

  • Assess, review and report data from own work, with a clear understanding of its reliability and interprets findings and draws authoritative conclusions and recommendations so that their significance can be appreciated. Present information for discussion in multi-disciplinary project teams

  • Ensure own work is performed in accordance with appropriate Safety, Health & Environment (SHE), quality and compliance standards, e.g. Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)

  • Work as a member of cross-functional teams, with a large degree of independence representing own department or area of expertise

  • Work collaboratively to develop and evaluate processes with regard to safety, economy, quality, health and environmental impact to ensure reproducibility, reliability and sustainability.

  • Contribute to the preparation of regulatory documentation

  • Increase influence within and outside their own departments

Required Skills & Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and relevant experience within the discipline

  • Enthusiasm for crystallisation process development in the laboratory

  • Practical experience in planning and carrying out experimental crystallisation studies

  • Clear and concise verbal and written reporting of scientific studies

  • Understanding of the principles and concepts of crystallisation

  • Experience of using CCDC software including Mercury

  • Experience of amorphous solid understanding and precipitation process development

  • Communicating the tenets of crystallisation science to non-specialists

Advert Opening Date: 25th June 2018 / Advert closing date: 25th July 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 countries where the role is advertised.