Cell Biologist Insulin Sensitivity, AstraZeneca i Gothenburg

Publicerad: 2017-05-17
Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län
Life Science
Läkemedel, bioteknik & medicinteknik
Stefan Bäckström
Senior Research Scientist – Cell Biologist Insulin Sensitivity, AstraZeneca

Dfind Science & Engineering is currently looking for a Senior Research Scientist for a consultant assignment at the CVMD iMed Bioscience department, AstraZeneca, Göteborg. The full time assignment starts the first of august 2017 and ends the 31st of July 2018.

Welcome with your application as soon as possible, but at the latest May 25th.

Business: Dfind Science & Engineering

City: Gothenburg

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:
Your will be working within the CVMD iMed Bioscience department, which is a multi-discipline department working with metabolic, cardiovascular and kidney diseases. The drug hunting activities also spans into many different modalities including small molecules, peptide and nucleotides. This provides scientists with an unique opportunity for innovation in drug discovery.

Functional area
You will be part of the Insulin sensitivity in vitro group in Bioscience and focusing on questions within drug discovery project in diabetes area.

Role description:
The Cell Biologist Insulin Sensitivity supports drug discovery projects with scientific input in the in vitro assay strategy and delivers key in vitro and ex vivo decision making data. The successful candidate has a broad expertise in cell biology & biochemistry and is experienced in establishing/performing cell based assays. You independently designs and conducts in vitro experiments and analyzes & evaluates the data. In addition she/he presents the data at team and project team meetings.

Major responsibilities:

  • Independently apply existing in vitro and ex vivo assays for projects during different phase of projects. Experiences of cell culture, Elisa and qPCR is a must, and knowledge of fat cells biology and related metabolic assays has additional advantage.
  • Independently design and execute in vitro or ex vivo experiments
  • Statistical analysis and interpretation of generated data
  • Presentation of data at the team and project team level
  • Document the work according to AstraZeneca standards, and prepare the preclinical pharmacology part of regulatory documents as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively with in vivo, DMPK, etc scientists as required to ensure flow-scheme connectivity and translatability between in vivo and in vitro models
  • Work collaboratively within Bioscience and iMed to deliver on project key questions.
  • Contribute proactively to a vibrant and innovative working environment where improvements and new ideas are adopted and freely shared.
Other Responsibilities
Ensure compliance with corporate code of conduct guidance and other safety standards.

Key Deliverables

To be lab based, delivering key in vitro and ex vivo data to project teams within the agreed timelines and to the right quality

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree with some years of working experience or a recent PhD in a related field or degree in relevant discipline or other equivalent experience
  • Experience from the pharmaceutical industry
  • Deep understanding of cell and molecular biology
  • Statistical analysis of data
  • Scientific knowledge in the Diabetes field
  • Scientific knowledge of fat cells in general.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
Deadline for applications: 2017-05-25

More information: Stefan Bäckström, stefan.backstrom@dfind.se.

Organization/Business description:
Dfind Science & Engineering is a recruitment and consulting company within science and engineering. All our consultant managers and recruitment consultants have an education and work experience within the respective field. In combination with extensive knowledge of staff issues and solid experience of recruitment, this means that we understand our clients' need for both flexibility and the right skills.