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Postdoctoral Fellow, Innovative Medicines and Early Development Neuroscience (3 openings)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Waltham, MA
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Job Description

                                       Location:Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Job reference: R-000903

Posted date: Nov. 28, 2016


   At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. The IMED (Innovative Medicines and Early Development) unit focuses on scientific advances in small molecules, oligonucleotides and other emerging technologies and drug discovery platforms across our focus areas. The IMED Neuroscience Unit delivers a portfolio of small and large molecules targeting neurodegenerative, neurological and psychiatric disorders. As a Postdoctoral Fellow of IMED Neuroscience in Waltham, MA you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities:  


   We are looking for three Postdoctoral Fellows to join AstraZeneca IMED Neuroscience. If you are a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual interested in pursuing a postdoc in an industry setting this could be the opportunity for you. In this role, you will work on exciting projects in the rapidly developing area of axon degeneration with the goal of understanding the neurobiology, identifying novel targets, and publishing in high impact journals. Your projects will be part of an integrated effort in this area.  

   The position will be a 3-year program with project reviews at first and second years. You will have the opportunity to design and conduct research. You’ll interact and collaborate with scientists across AstraZeneca global sites and with external collaborators and will prepare publications and present research findings within AstraZeneca and at scientific conferences.  


   Essential Requirements:  

  •      Recent Ph.D. in neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, biophysics or related areas    
  •      A passion for science and scientific research    
  •      High degree of motivation and execution with proven ability to generate high quality data as evidenced by recent publication    
  •      An independent researcher and good team player    
  •      Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills    

   Desired Requirements:  

  •      Previous experience in neuroscience, production and handling of rodent primary neuronal cultures including cortical, hippocampal, and DRG cultures, and microscopy/imaging    
  •      Previous experience in design and generation of lentiviral and/or AAV tools for neuron transduction    

   Next Steps – Apply today!  


   To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.  

   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.