Senior Scientist Cell Biology- In vitro scientist at AstraZeneca

Personality / Commitment

Right now ALTEN Pharma in Gothenburg can offer an exciting consultancy assignment at AstraZeneca for you who is a scientist and wants to take on a new challenge.

About AstraZeneca:
AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. AstraZeneca is proud to offer a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Co-workers are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

The Arena:
RIA Innovative Medicines within AZ is accountable for the discovery and the development of new drugs in the Respiratory arena. There are three main strategic areas – Lung Epithelium, Lung Immunity and Lung regeneration. In the lung regeneration area, our goal is to develop therapies to regenerate lungs for emphysematous and lung fibrosis patients. Our research is focused on molecular pathways which facilitate the lung regeneration. If it is successful, it will provide an entirely new treatment paradigm for COPD and IPF patients. In our department, we are accountable to deliver key in vitro assays in lung structural cells to support progress of projects in the portfolio with excellence in the respiratory arena.

Job / Skills

The role:
This is an In-Vitro role with cell biology expertise who reports to a Team Leader in the Lung Regeneration Department and supports projects with in vitro assays and delivers key target validation data to projects. We are looking for an individual with a strong background and expertise in in vitro (structural cell) as well as a broad background in molecular biology, image analysis, preferably with histology skills. The successful candidate has a broad expertise in structural cell in vitro assays as well as a broad expertise in molecular biology technologies and image analysis. She/He independently designs and conducts experiments and analyses & evaluates the data. In addition, she/he presents the data at team and project team meetings.

Minimum requirements:
- A degree in Biomedicine or relevant discipline plus experience in structural cells and a broad molecular biology.
- Good knowledge in image analysis
- Statistical analysis of data.
- Experience in pharmaceutical R&D and academia.
- Strong oral and written communication skills. English is essential. Swedish is appreciated but is not a request.

Preferred experience and key factors:
- Expertise in structural cells
- Knowledge and experience of molecular biology, such as ELISA and qPCR.
- Experience in image analysis
- Histology skills, such as immunohistochemistry and RNA-Scope
- Experience from pharmaceutical industry.
- Knowledge and experience in COPD and IPF.


As an employee at ALTEN, we offer you a competitive salary based on your performance and work experience. You also have the opportunity to influence your assignments, different benefits and your overall working environment as well as choose your career path. We offer a wide range of internal trainings and an opportunity to plan for an international career. It is our conviction that genuine commitment is created through choice and the ability to influence your own personal development - our business model provides that opportunity. This freedom of choice enables us to offer our clients the most committed consultants, regardless of assignments. At ALTEN, we believe in growing together!

For questions about the position, please contact Rickard Westergren, Business Manager Pharma, at


Ansökningstiden : 15/11/2018
Kontakt : Rickard Westergren
Region : Sweden - Västra Götaland - Gothenburg

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