Senior Scientist - Waltham, MA | Biospace
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Senior Scientist

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Waltham, MA
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location: Waltham,
United States
Job reference: R-011031

Posted date: Jul. 19, 2017

Senior Scientist/Oncology Bioscience

AstraZeneca is dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering innovative, meaningful medicines and other healthcare solutions that help enrich the life of patients, as well as their families and communities. At AstraZeneca Oncology, our vision is redefining cancer, redefining our solutions to cancer and restoring patients' lives. We are seeking a motivated lab based Senior Scientist with a strong cancer cell biology background and experience in cancer related drug discovery. As a Senior Scientist, you will become an integral member of an oncology bioscience team focused on the discovery and delivery of novel anti-cancer therapies from early discovery through clinical development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Independent design and delivery of high quality, validated medium to high throughput in vitro cell assays suitable for supporting compound screening and selection
  • Development and execution of a broad variety of cell assays for oncology portfolio projects to support compound selection and clinical development
  • Analysis, interpretation and presentation of data
  • Maintenance of clear records of experimental work
  • Scientific input into broader bioscience plans and timelines
  • Mentoring/supervision/training of more junior lab based scientists


  • MS with a minimum of 5 years related oncology experience in Biopharma setting; a PhD is not a requirement
  • Demonstrated expertise in oncology cell assay development and screening in technical areas including, but not limited to, flow cytometry, high content biology, reporter, ELISA, western blotting, proliferation, apoptosis and 3D assays
  • Experience with successfully generating stable cell lines, deriving clones and characterizing for functional expression
  • Familiarity with independently designing, executing and analyzing in vitro combination experiments
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Proficient in data analysis and tools
  • Ability to work in a matrixed team-oriented environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Delivery focused

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.


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