Pharmaceutical Technology & Development (PT&D) Graduate Programme

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Type: 
Graduate programme
Locations: 
UK
Sectors: 
Technology: Consulting & Project Management, Pharmaceuticals
Deadline: 
18th December 2017

You’re a 2016 or 2017 chemistry, physics, chemical/mechanical engineering or pharmacy graduate with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (minimum 2:1) – or you’re confident of gaining such a degree in 2018. Do you want to use your passion for science and technology to deliver medicines that transform the lives of patients, now and in the future?

We are a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business. The Pharmaceutical & Technology Development Graduate Programme at AstraZeneca spans the entire product lifecycle – from influencing the design of new molecules, to ensuring the successful launch and supply of new medicines, to optimising the production of established brands. Ultimately, Pharmaceutical & Technology Development turns molecules into medicines.

On the programme, you’ll be exposed to any part of the lifecycle, as you make a visible contribution to the delivery of new medicine products from day one. Whether you’re based in the UK or Sweden, you’ll be part of a team that thinks innovatively about how ground-breaking science and technology can drive the design and development of future medicines. An incredibly talented team of scientists, with a diverse range of ideas and perspectives, who will support you to take your career to the next level.

What does the programme involve?

The two-year programme starts in September 2018 and includes three distinct rotations through different areas of Pharmaceutical & Technology Development. These will provide you with broad exposure to multiple areas of basic and applied scientific research, and experience of the medicines design, development and commercialisation process through the application of science on development projects. You can choose from a wide range of placements – and we’ll do all we can to meet your preferences. You could find yourself designing new drug delivery solutions or synthetic routes for drug substance manufacture, developing and transferring robust routes for clinical and commercial manufacture, or ensuring the timely supply of investigational products for clinical programmes. 

You may, potentially, be based at an AstraZeneca site in another country or in another part of our business, such as Innovative Medicines and Early Development or Operations. You’ll also complete our global graduate development programme. Three times over the two years, you’ll be part of a graduate cohort that comes together in one of our global locations to develop the leadership and self-management skills required for success. You can expect a competitive salary and benefits, potential for future employment and mentor support from the outset.

Essential requirements

  • High-achieving, technically expert graduates in chemistry, physics, chemical or mechanical engineering, pharmacy or related subjects who have completed their first degree or Masters in 2016/17, or are due to graduate by September 2018 with a 2:1 or higher or equivalent grading
  • Innovative thinkers whose enthusiasm matches their scientific expertise
  • Confidence and desire to tackle new challenges and work situations with ease
  • Energy and motivation to be part of a team that believes collaboration is key to meeting the unmet needs of patients.

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.