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.
Top science employer
AstraZeneca has again been voted one of the top science employers worldwide in the prestigious Science 2019 Top Employers Survey
Check out the videos to hear what our people said about what it means to work for a science top employer.
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.
We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.
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.
Diversity and inclusion
The success of AstraZeneca is founded on innovation and creativity. We know that a team is at its most creative when it is made up of people who think differently from one another, in an environment where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. This shared creativity unlocks challenges and brings new solutions. It fosters continuous innovation, constant learning and propels our growth – for individuals in the team as well as for our company.
At AstraZeneca and MedImmune, we encourage each member of our team to understand who they are and what makes them unique. Bringing this different thinking together and building a consciously inclusive culture is fundamental to our success in bringing the best medicines to patients as quickly as possible. It is who we are and why we are here.
Where science thrives
Our research sites are collaborative, innovative and dynamic environments that allow our scientists to keep pushing the boundaries.
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.
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.
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.
Please 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.
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