Bioconjugation Scientist, Bioscience, Oncology R&D

  • Full Time
  • London


Job title: Bioconjugation Scientist, Bioscience, Oncology R&D

Company: AstraZeneca

Job description: We are looking for a Scientist within Bioscience who has an understanding of bioanalysis/bioscience procedures. You will be designing and conducting laboratory projects/experiments, developing methods, and generating, interpreting, and reporting scientific data. You will also be proficient in troubleshooting and theory.

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases.

Site description

Our site situated in Whitechapel, London is one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing an environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities, it’s important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. To help you maintain your best self, here’s a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you After-work events, Lunch & Learns, spacious balanced office working environment. Situated in the heart of London’s historical east end close to the fashionable areas of Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Brick Lane with excellent public transport links to central London.

Business area

We are a science-based, leading and decisive Oncology enterprise united in our vision to eliminate cancer as a cause of death. With one of the broadest and deepest Oncology pipelines in the industry, there are many opportunities to work with new and novel drugs and help discover what’s next.

What you’ll do

As a Bioconjugation Scientist, you will conduct routine drug discovery research experiments independently by applying the techniques of Bioconjugation of small molecules to antibodies and related scaffolds. You will work independently within a team and also with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the efficient relay of information. You will maintain a well-developed understanding of approaches to Bioconjugation techniques, applying a broader functional knowledge to support the team. You will communicate results to team members and be involved in the interpretation of data in a clear and concise manner. You will regularly share relevant external published papers with peers and ensure your work, and the work of your peers, follows Safety, Health and Environment standards and all other relevant internal AstraZeneca standards and external regulations.

Essential for the role

Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical engineering or relevant subject area

Deep Understanding of chemistry and protein biochemistry

Hands-on experience in a chemical/biochemical/bioassay laboratory

Experience with GE AKTA system, Unicorn chromatography software

Experience of protein/bioconjugate analysis, characterisation by UV/Vis spectroscopy, size-exclusion/hydrophobic interaction/ion exchange chromatography, HPLC and LCMS

A track-record of protein modification/purification experience

Antibody-drug conjugates experience might be beneficial

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we believe in growing together and providing a place where everyone can have a voice. We are bold and collaborative, optimistic in our ability to be resilient and work together towards a cure.

So, what’s next?

Are you already considering joining the team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

Competitive salary package and benefits

Close Date: 25/03/2024

Where can I find out more?

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Date Posted 26-Feb-2024

Closing Date 24-Mar-2024

Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.

Expected salary:

Location: London

Job date: Wed, 28 Feb 2024 07:42:32 GMT

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