Senior Scientist – Protein production & protein biochemistry

Are you truly passionate about the magic that happens in the lab and could see yourself applying your protein science knowledge in a successful pharmaceutical company? Would you like to join a team of highly skilled scientists where both your professional and personal skills are valued? If yes, this might be the spot for you!

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Scientist with protein science skills to join us, working within a dynamic scientific environment to support drug discovery. The Discovery Biology department within Discovery Sciences is responsible for the generation of novel reagents and assays to support projects in all phases of the drug discovery pipeline. We focus on scientific advances in small molecules, oligonucleotides and other new technologies and drug discovery platforms across our different core areas.

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You will be responsible for producing and characterizing recombinant proteins including enzymes, secreted proteins, transcription factors and proteins with less characterized functions. These proteins are used to enable drug discovery projects. Since this position is lab based, we expect that you get a lot of energy from being in the lab and have a true real passion for practical duties. We also want you to contribute to our specific field developments in the team.

In the daily work, we rely on you to deliver expertise in recombinant protein production and characterization, of different target class proteins. As well as work in partnership with global colleagues to ensure the delivery of high-quality protein reagents to projects and contribute with novel ideas and using discernment and knowledge where appropriate to influence project progression.

You will regularly work across functional boundaries to define what is needed for discovery projects and lead protein work to deliver to that. With your knowledge in a range of procedures relating to construct design, protein expression and purification of a diverse set of target proteins, you will plan and conduct laboratory projects and experimental strategies, develop methods and technologies, generate, interpret and report scientific data autonomously.

Your profile

Essential in the role:
• PhD in biochemistry, biology or pharmacology or other a related field, or an MSc degree with significant relevant experience from pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
• Expertise and proven knowledge of a wide range of methods and technologies applied to the expression, purification and characterization of a diverse set of target proteins. E.g. construct design and protein engineering, bacterial expression, liquid chromatography, SDS-PAGE, mass spectrometry and biophysical techniques.

To be successful in this role you also need to enjoy collaboration and team work – and have the skill to interact and communicate efficiently across interfaces of global functions and fields in a multi-cultural settings. This goes hand in hand with your problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and strong delivery focus.

About the organisation

This position is a consultant assignment at AstraZeneca via QRIOS Life Science & Engineering in Göteborg for one year. During this time you will be employed by QRIOS Life Science & Engineering.
QRIOS employs curious experts in IT, Life Science and Engineering. We want to continue to attract the best employees, to continue to support our partners with the important competences you require. We are a recruitment and consulting company that is strongly inspired by those who never stop looking for new solutions. As we say, QRIOS MINDS GO FURTHER

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.


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