12-Month Synthetic Organic Chemistry Industrial Placement Student
Locations: Cambridge (UK), Gothenburg (Sweden), Macclesfield (UK)
At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives
every day. We work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find
answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most
difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing.
We are looking to recruit for 12 Month Industrial Placements in Synthetic
Organic Chemistry across sites in Cambridge and Macclesfield in the UK and
Gothenburg in Sweden.
At each location the placement will be focused on synthetic organic chemistry
working as part of a team to deliver new potential drug candidates to help
The placements will provide you with the opportunity to learn about organic
synthesis, purification, reaction monitoring, automation techniques,
biocatalysis, crystallisation and physical organic chemistry. You will also
have the opportunity to present your work to other chemists and wider teams
that will enhance your communication skills which will all help you to develop
a range of transferable skills as well as promoting and extending your
proficiency as a chemist.
Roles based in Cambridge will work with medicinal chemists to develop novel
multi-step synthetic routes to a range of new compounds to enable testing of
these compounds as potential drug candidates.
Roles based in Macclesfield will work with process development chemists to
develop safe, sustainable and economical synthetic routes that are capable of
manufacturing kilogram quantities of potential drug candidates.
Roles based in Gothenburg will work with state-of-the-art automation and
robotic systems to implement the latest synthetic methodologies to drug
Currently undertaking an undergraduate chemistry degree with the opportunity to
spend 1 year in industry starting in September 2021.
AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all
qualified applicants for the roles 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
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 on November 3rd, 2020 and November 4th, 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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