Lab-based Research Scientist - Cell Bank team in Discovery Biology
Are you a curious scientist with experience of cell biology and have a passion for cell culturing and banking? Would you like to apply these skills to impact early drug discovery in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines for patients worldwide? If yes, welcome to AstraZeneca!
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Discovery Sciences department as a lab-based Research Scientist in the Cell Bank team in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Cell Bank team supports AstraZeneca projects globally across the therapeutic areas including, respiratory and inflammation (R&I), cardiovascular and metabolism (CVRM) through provision of quality assured mammalian cells.
As part of a team within the Discovery Sciences organisation, you’ll be working within a vibrant scientific environment to support drug discovery. We push scientific advances in small molecules, oligonucleotides as well as other emerging technologies. Always with a view to providing medicines to improve patient care. The Discovery Biology Department of Discovery Sciences is responsible for the generation of novel reagents and assays to support projects in the drug discovery pipeline from target discovery all the way to clinical candidate. Join our important and exciting journey!
What you’ll do:
This is a lab-based role to culture, cryopreserve and quality control cells to support projects in all phases of the discovery process. A large part of the work also involves managing cell freezer storage, registration and tracking of cells in databases, and as well as provision of cells to local and global scientists.
Essential in this role:
- BSc/MSc in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or a related field.
- Cell Biology experience.
- Expert knowledge in cell culturing and banking of a wide range of adherent and suspension mammalian cells such as cell lines and primary cells and/or pluripotent stem cells.
- Experienced in culturing cells at plate-, flask- and multi-layer cell stack scale.
- Highly skilled in using cell databases for registration and accurate tracking of cells and human biological samples.
The successful candidate is also a highly engaged scientist who enjoys collaboration and team working, who holds experience of interacting and communicating efficiently across interfaces of functions, fields, culture, and expertise. This goes hand in hand with your problem-solving skills, knowledge of evaluation of complex data and strong delivery focus.
Desirable in this role:
- Knowledge in cell quality control techniques such as mycoplasma testing, STR fingerprinting and sterility testing.
- Experience in working with human biological samples and demonstrable practise in preparing cell lysates and membranes.
- Knowledge in cellular biology techniques used to develop of transient and/or stable cell lines.
- Differentiation and reprogramming of iPSCs.
- Computer literate with experience of using databases, analytical packages and presenting data.
Why AstraZeneca in Gothenburg?
Thrive in a place where the brightest and most curious minds seamlessly come together in our inclusive environment. With more than 2,400 employees from over 50 countries, our vibrant Gothenburg site is a truly inspiring place to work. Here, the history and future of scientific breakthrough come together. We believe that the diversity of our people is crucial to bringing new discoveries to life.
So, what’s next? If you meet the above criteria and are looking for an exciting career in Drug Discovery at AstraZeneca with great employee benefits as for example ccompetitive salary, extra paid Holiday and availability to our amazing Fitness Centre - please apply today!
We look forward to getting to know you better. Please send in your application as soon as possible, but no later than, 15th November 2021.
For further details around this position, you are welcome to contact the recruiting manager Linda Roth at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Gothenburg site: https://www.astrazeneca.com/our-science/gothenburg.html
Life in Gothenburg: https://www.movetogothenburg.com/
About BioPharmaceuticals R&D: https://www.astrazeneca.com/r-d.html
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