12 month Industrial placements in Process Engineering
8-12 week Summer Internships in Process Engineering
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that
focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription
medicines for some of the world s most serious diseases. But we’re more tha
one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we are
proud to have an outstanding workplace culture that encourages innovation and
collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives –
and are made to feel valued, energised and rewarded for their ideas and
W e are looking to recruit 12 Month Industrial Placements & 8-12 week summer
internships in Process Engineering at our Macclesfield site in the UK.
Chemical Development are responsible for the design and delivery of chemical
manufacturing processes and controls that deliver active pharmaceutical
ingredients for our medicines. We aim to define the best route, optimise the
process and continue to support improvements through the life-cycle of a
We offer Industrial and Summer internship placements in our Process Engineering
department, to work with the team and deliver the department’s drug development
and science and innovation projects. The responsibilities and requirements are
Product Development are responsible for the design and delivery of the drug
product and the manufacturing process to produce it. We aim to design the best
drug product for the patient, and optimise the manufacturing process. Product
development is separated into 2 departments, which have different
responsibilities; Oral Product Development is responsible for the development
of any small molecule tablet or capsule based drug products, and New Modalities
and Parenterals Development is responsible for the development of large
molecule drug products, including injectables.
We offer both Industrial and Summer internship placements in either Oral
Product Development or New Modalities and Parenterals Development, to work with
the team and deliver the department’s drug development and science and
innovation projects. The responsibilities and requirements are outlined below.
The successful role holder will either work in Chemical Development, Oral
Product Development or New Modalities and Parenterals Development as part of
the Process Engineering group, responsible for application of new technologies
and safe manufacturing scale up, leading to right first time campaigns.
The year long Industrial student placement will offer a mixture of drug
development project work, this can include scale up calculations for mixing,
filtration experiments, tablet manufacture, pilot plant accommodation work as
an example. Alongside this, the student is usually offered the opportunity to
lead a science and technology project with support from an experienced
The 8 to 12 week summer student projects are typically a science and technology
project which will offer laboratory and project management experience.
* Effectively plan project work
* Communication of results and outcomes
* Follow safe working procedures in a laboratory and pilot plant
* Integrate with development teams
* Contribute to process engineering technical area groups
* Be enrolled on an engineering degree with the opportunity to spend 1 year
in industry from September 2021 or an 8-12 week internship in summer 2021
Successful candidates should have some experience aligned to the attributes
* Good teamwork skills.
* Excellent analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
* Strong communication (verbal and written) and influencing skills.
* Good information management (recording of experimental and results).
* Ability to use modelling packages e.g. MatLab, Aspen
If you are interested in applying for this role please click and apply online
providing answers to all of the questions.
Closing Date for Applications: October 18th, 2020 with interviews expected to
take place w/c 3rd November 2020
AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to
building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as
wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading
skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified
candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable
laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as
well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification
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