AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Associate Principle Scientist / Principle Scientist DMPK ADME Scientist in the Respiratory Inflammation & Autoimmunity (RIA) IMED Biotech Unit in Gothenburg, Sweden

The DMPK Group in RIA is approximately 25 full time employees and has an excellent record in scientific innovation, publishing over 100 peer reviewed articles in the last 5 years, in addition to high quality ADME, pharmacokinetic and PKPD modelling support to drug Projects. It is a vibrant and energetic group working in state of the art laboratories.

Our stunning campus in Gothenburg is one of AstraZeneca’s three strategic science centers. The site is home to over 2,500 employees, from 50 different nationalities. Gothenburg includes the complete range of functions, and as such offers plenty of development opportunities for a wide range of professionals. Our science teams in Gothenburg collaborate with academic and industry partners in Sweden and globally. And the site itself has been designed with collaboration in mind. From the Coffee Lab to exercise areas, we’ve created a series of environments where innovation can happen.

As an ADME Scientist within the RIA DMPK Department you will play a key role in developing pulmonary in vitro drug absorption and disposition models, specifically to study the behaviour of small and non-small molecules (peptides, proteins, nucleotides) in the nano-scale range as well as to study the impact of delivery systems. You should bring to the group an excellent knowledge and practical experience of in vitro cell and tissue-based models of the lung and have cell culture experience. Additionally you should ideally have knowledge of pulmonary drug delivery and specific lung cell targeting of drugs and knowledge of rheological properties of mucus and drug behaviour in mucus.

The successful candidate will be expected to active in the DMPK laboratory, designing and conducting appropriate experiments and implementing new techniques leading to a minimum of one high quality scientific publication per year and one external scientific meeting presentation per year. Additionally the successful candidate will be expected to seek and implement collaborations with leading external scientific laboratories.

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.

Essential requirements:

  • Relevant Biomedical Ph.D with >3 years R&D experience

  • Proven strong track record of innovative scientific delivery and publication in the field of pulmonary drug disposition

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Strong influencing, networking and team working skills.

More information

For more information about the position please contact Helena Dahlbäck at +46 31 77 62699.

Welcome with your application no later than 11 June, 2017