Separation Scientist at AstraZeneca Gothenburg

Personality / Commitment

ALTEN Pharma in Gothenburg is searching for a Separation Scientist for an exciting consultancy assignment at AstraZeneca in Mölndal.

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.

Are you an analytical chemist interested in learning more about preparative chromatography? Would you like to work in a cross-functional environment using state of the art technology? Then you might be our next member in the Separation Science Laboratory team!

We’re looking for a talented and motivated analytical chemist to join our Separation Science Laboratory team within the Pharmaceutical Science function at AstraZeneca in Gothenburg. This is a temporary assignment lasting one year, starting the 1st of April.

Pharmaceutical Sciences is a function within Innovative Medicines and Early Development (IMED), AstraZeneca’s small molecule biotech unit that deliver candidate drugs into late-stage clinical development. The vision for Pharmaceutical Sciences is to deliver the therapies of the future through scientific leadership in drug delivery, design of synthetic routes and manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API). Our portfolio of projects spans traditional small molecules to nucleotide-based therapies and nanomedicines across AstraZeneca’s therapy areas.

Job / Skills

Main Duties and Responsibilities
You will join a highly competent team and collaboratively drive the delivery of pure compounds to the IMED portfolio. The remit of the team includes solving both chiral and achiral separation problems in mg to kg scale, ranging from small molecules to large peptide conjugates. We use modern chromatographic instrumentation including LC and SFC in both analytical and preparative scale.
To be successful in this role you will need a problem-solving attitude and strong delivery focus. It is essential with good communication skills and ability to engage and collaborate across boundaries. You are expected to:

- Be laboratory based and work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure delivery on target
- Effectively operate with scientists from other functions in a highly cross-disciplinary environment

Essential requirements
- Scientific knowledge within separation science and chromatography
- Technical skills and experience to use and maintain chromatographic equipment
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Excellent English, both spoken and written
- Work collaboratively, prioritise your own work and act decisively

For over 20 years, ALTEN has developed its business by keeping to the core values that have built up the company's success. Every year, hundreds of ALTEN consultants have been given the opportunity to embark on challenging technical projects for our customers. ALTEN has a tradition of developing products in many areas, and history in Sweden is based primarily on skills in mechanics, software and electronics. Thanks to a successful concept in which we utilize the expertise of experienced consultants and develop young abilities towards a successful career, we have gained ground in many industries. Our Pharma initiative is based on the same successful concept with the same strong structure, but in a new exciting industry and a new field of expertise that includes knowledge in chemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine.

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 Fanny Chantereau, Business Manager Pharma, at

Aktiverad vid 2019/02/16
Platser Gothenburg
Kategori Kemi och läkemedel
Kontakt Fanny Chantereau
Referens AD006432