Nov 17 2016

Innovative Medicines and Early Development – AstraZeneca Careers #zyg #pharma

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Innovative Medicines and Early Development Jobs (IMED)

IMED. A passion for science.

Applications for the UK, US and Sweden 2015 IMED Graduate Programme are opening soon.

The Innovative Medicines and Early Development Biotech Units are an exciting and vibrant place to work. Here we target areas that have the potential to revolutionise healthcare. With around 2,000 people, our dynamic and ambitious team is focused on success. Each year in excess of $1 billion is invested on discovering and developing the next generation of medicines, from initial target selection through to the end of Phase 2 clinical trials.

Our research is undertaken across three continents and to ensure that we can access the very best external science, we have built strong collaborations with institutions around the world.

Three career pathways to further your development

Here you’ll find different people with unique talents and wide-ranging backgrounds. But what connects us all is we share a passion for following the science and have a desire to make a meaningful difference to the lives of patients.

At AstraZeneca our drive for great science is reflected in the way we help develop great scientists. Here we integrate three pathways­—science, project management and leadership. These pathways ensure our employees have the opportunity to further their development in the areas of Bioscience, Chemistry, DMPK, and Safety Assessment.

Roles within IMED


  • In vitro Bioscientists/Pharmacologists
  • Bioinformaticians
  • Translational scientists


  • Synthetic Chemists
  • Medicinal Chemists
  • Process Chemists
  • Physical Analytical Chemists
  • Computational Chemists


  • In vitro In vivo ADME Scientists
  • PK/PD PBPK Simulation Experts
  • Biotransformation Scientists
  • Bioanalytical Chemists
  • Pharmacogenetics Experts

Safety Assessment

  • Research Veterinarians
  • Research Technicians
  • Toxicologists
  • Clinical Pathologists
  • Biomedical Scientists
  • Cellular Molecular Biologists
  • Pharmacists

Now is a great time to be a scientist in AstraZeneca. Working across a range of therapy areas our IMED teams are focused on translating the really cool science that is happening in our labs into the next generation of medicines that patients need. To make this happen we need great people who share our passion for science and who have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world.

Mene Pangalos, EVP, IMED Biotech Unit

More about AstraZeneca

As one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical business, we are making a real difference to healthcare and improving people’s lives. In the pursuit of scientific excellence we have created an exciting and vibrant place to work, a place where innovative ideas and creative collaboration can truly flourish.

You’ll find us in over 100 countries, employing around 50,000 people worldwide. We invest over $4 billion each year in the research and development of the next generation of medicines that will make a difference.

Our skills and resources focus primarily on cancer, cardiovascular/metabolic disease and respiratory, inflammatory and autoimmune disease. Alongside this, we remain active in infection and neuroscience with targeted investments in opportunities and collaborations.

Research and Development

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