Senior Research Scientist at AstraZeneca

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Senior Research Scientist at AstraZeneca

Modis is a staffing & recruiting company and is part of the Adecco Group, the world´s leading HR-solutions provider across 60 countries. This scale and scope ensures Modis is truly a global community. Our mission is to be the Leading Professional Services Company by finding the right match between you as a candidate and you as a customer. We are a team with various and complementary backgrounds within Life Science, Engineering and Technology. We can ensure that we understand our customer needs and we can ensure that we understand the competence-profiles of our applicants and candidates.

We are now looking for a a Senior Research Scientist to AstraZeneca in Gothenburg. This is a consultancy position, initially for 6 months, and is planned to start in March 2019. 

AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. AstraZeneca is proud to offer a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Co-workers are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

The Arena:

A position has arisen for a highly motivated Senior Research Scientist to join the Mechanistic Biology & Profiling Department within the Discovery Sciences IMED Biotech Unit in Gothenburg, Sweden. You will apply proven biochemistry and cell biology expertise in microplate formats and a passion for driving scientific questions, combined with strong team working ethics, to drug discovery projects. You will join a team whose remit is to support our drug discovery projects globally with delivery of SAR profiling and detailed mechanism of action data.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a lab-based role, providing in vitro target-based and phenotypic screening to support projects in all phases of the discovery process. The role involves delivery of high-quality biological profiling to our drug discovery projects, including independent planning and execution of experiments, troubleshooting and timely reporting of data according to agreed timelines.

Essential Requirements

  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. or a first degree and at least 4 years´ experience within a relevant scientific discipline
  • Strong experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques applied to development of physiologically relevant cellular assays
  • Expertise in the design, development and validation of cellular assays for compound profiling.
  • Experience in mass spectrometry for small molecules and proteins
  • Experience in design and execution of complex pharmacology studies to understand compound mechanism of action
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to operate effectively in a multidisciplinary research environment
  • Independent analysis and evaluation of complex data and delivery of data to agreed timelines
  • Proven ability in providing technical leadership and guidance to others
  • Track record of identifying and adopting scientific and technical advances
  • Scientific visibility and leadership through project contributions and external publications
  • Excellent problem-solving skills not limited to own area of expertise
  • First-rate decision-making skills, coupled with tenacity to see decisions through, even in situations of ambiguity

Send your application today! For questions, contact Cecilia Larzon (cecilia.larzon@modis.se)

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Senior Research Scientist at AstraZeneca

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