If you’re inspired by what science can do to make a difference to patients' lives and ready to discover what you can do – join us.

AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world.

Please note – be aware of recruitment scams

In recent weeks there has been an increase in suspicious email activity from people masquerading as recruiters for AstraZeneca. These have been using very realistic looking material, imitating AstraZeneca people, involving fake offers of employment and asking for the exchange of money and credit card details. AstraZeneca will never ask for money at any point in our recruitment process. If you are approached in this way, please ignore it.

For further help and support please refer to the following: 
(UK)  https://actionfraud.police.uk/fraud-az-recruitment-scams.

(US)  https://www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds

Top science employer

AstraZeneca and MedImmune, our global biologics research and development arm, have been voted one of the top science employers worldwide, in the prestigious Science 2017 Top Employers Survey. We asked some of our scientists what it’s like to work for a top science employer.

Check out the videos to hear what they said, or read more here.

Our people

Breaking new ground in science requires passionate and committed teams. Meet some of our people to learn more about the drive behind the work we do.

Our purpose and values

Our purpose and values help explain why we exist, what we hope to accomplish, the behaviours we value, how we will achieve our goals, and the promise of our brand to our stakeholders.

We push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

Our purpose underpins everything we do. It gives us a reason to come to work every day. It reminds us why we exist as a company. It helps us deliver benefits to patients and create value for shareholders. It also sets the context for our employees’ activities and the roles of our teams, partners and other collaborators.

We follow the science. We put patients first. We play to win. We do the right thing. We are entrepreneurial.

Our values determine how we work together and the behaviours that are integral to our drive for success. Our values guide our decision making, define our beliefs and foster a strong AstraZeneca culture.

Where science thrives

Our research sites are collaborative, innovative and dynamic environments that allow our scientists to keep pushing the boundaries.


Cambridge, United Kingdom

Our new facility in Cambridge will bring together our small molecule and biologics research and development activity. It will become our largest centre for oncology research and also house scientists focused on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmune diseases and conditions of the central nervous system.


Gothenburg, Sweden

Our vibrant science facility in Gothenburg is a world-leading centre for research and development in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity. It also houses science teams responsible for all phases and aspects of small molecule drug discovery and development – from initial ideas through to new medicines.


Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

Our Gaithersburg centre is headquarters to MedImmune and our primary location for biologics research and development in the US. It is also home to our Global Medicines Development function and Specialty Products Group. The modern, vibrant, scientific campus employs more than 3,000 experts in our field and is only a short drive from Washington, DC.