junior research scientist astrazeneca gothenburg.


Göteborg, Västra Götalands län
Life Science
Läkemedel, bioteknik & medicinteknik
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Full time
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Kerstin Karlsson
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job description.

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.

We are now looking to hire a Laboratory Technician / Junior Research Scientist within Discovery Sciences Chemistry. Placement for this role is Gothenburg, Sweden. This is a temporary position, lasting until 2020-12-31.

In your role as a laboratory technician / junior research scientist you will be part of the iLAB team which focusses on the exploration and implementation of new synthetic methodologies and automation technologies and their application in drug discovery. Your key task will be to support senior synthesis and analytical chemists in their day-to-day job. You will be responsible for collecting reagents and chemicals from the stock room, preparing stock solutions from purified and dried down screening compounds, making buffer solutions for HPLC purification and alike. After a thorough introduction you will use various types of automated laboratory equipment for your daily tasks. You will also be involved in setting up an automated chemical reagent storage and supply.
If you are a highly motivated person looking forward to being on the feet rather than sitting on a chair and are not afraid of receiving varying tasks, then you are our kind of person.


  • Collect and weigh out chemicals and reagents from local storage
  • Prepare stock solutions of final screening compounds
  • Plan, prioritise and perform given tasks
  • Actively collaborate with colleagues to allow timely delivery of screening compounds to projects
  • Ensure that all safety guidelines are always followed strictly and maintain a clean and orderly environment
  • Record all data and results in specified forms with accuracy and responsibility

  • Minimum high school graduation with main focus on natural sciences but ideally a degree in chemistry, chemistry engineering, biology or equivalent
  • Ability to prioritise and perform tasks independently and to work under pressure
  • Work effectively in teams
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
For us, it is important that all competence and skills in the labor market are utilized. We welcome all applicants and strive for diversity.


2019-10-17, selection and interviews will be ongoing. The position may be filled before the last day of application, therefore, apply as soon as possible.

For more information: Kerstin Karlsson kerstin.karlsson@randstad.se se or Eleonor Ehrman 073-343 41 09.

about randstad.

Randstad Life Sciences is specialized in competences within Life Science. As a consultant with us, you get a competitive salary, benefits and collective agreements. Your consultant manager is always there for you and ensures that you get varying and developing assignments at different companies, within different industries. At Randstad Life Sciences, your personal development is in focus, and you are offered a large network and many social activities.

With more than 600 000 employees in 38 countries, Randstad is the global leader in the HR services industry and offers staffing, consulting and recruitment solutions in all areas of expertise. We also offer interim management, executive search and outplacement services. We have a large network of clients and candidates, which means that we convey hundreds of jobs within different industries all over Sweden. Our ambition is to be the best employer in the market.

By combining our passion for people with the power of today’s technology, we help people and organizations to reach their true potential. We call it Human Forward.