AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Senior Scientist – Process Engineer in Macclesfield, United Kingdom

AstraZeneca is at a critical phase in the journey to deliver our bold ambition; to improve the lives of 200 million patients and be a $50 billion company in 2025. We are on track to deliver 10 new medicines by 2020, and we have one of the most exciting portfolios in the industry.

Pharmaceutical Technology and Development (PT&D) are the bridge which turns brilliant science into actual medicines that help millions of people. We work across the entire value chain, designing and delivering active ingredients, formulations and devices required to support new medicines – from supplies for use in early toxicology studies and clinical trials to developing the technology to ensure drugs can be scaled up for commercial manufacture.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Process Engineer within Global Product Development at our Macclesfield site. Within GPD we create life changing new medicines for patients through design of innovative medicines, development of high quality products and we drive technical excellence to enable supply of our medicines. We achieve this through a culture of science, innovation and partnership.

Key Accountabilities

  • You will apply process engineering science to the development of new medicines, working in a mixed team of formulators and engineers.

  • Challenging and varied work where you will be involved in laboratory and pilot scale experimentation; theoretical study and model development; technology development and technical knowledge transfer to commercial manufacture.

  • A comprehensive training programme tailored to your individual needs, supporting development of technical and management skills.

  • A competitive salary and benefits and a mentor to support you towards IChemE chartership.

Required Skills & Knowledge

  • You will have completed a PhD in chemical engineering or are due to complete in 2017, ideally in an area relevant to oral solid dose or parenteral pharmaceutical manufacturing

  • An understanding of theoretical and experimental approaches based on physicochemical engineering

  • Experience of applying advanced process modelling

  • A broad knowledge of process equipment and technology

  • A rational approach to problem solving, and an ability to make judgements based on sound reasoning

  • Strong collaborative and communication skills

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender 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.