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Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for a scientist to join Discovery Sciences’ Stem and Primary Cell Group. The role will be focused on cell based assays and PGE editing to support target identification and validation for projects across several therapy areas at AstraZeneca.  This is a constultant assignment at AstraZeneca in Gothenburg. 


You will be based in Gothenburg Sweden, working alongside our stem cell scientists, disease areas specialists and together with our NGS and PGE team. Using your strong knowledge and experience in cell-based assay development and/or CRISPR technology you will have the opportunity to work with cutting edge cellular models of disease. This includes culture and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) as a platform for developing disease relevant cellular models to validate target hypothesis.

The role is focused on laboratory-based activities. Your biggest impact will be through significant contributions to the practical delivery to projects in compliance with AstraZeneca corporate responsibility, policies and relevant safety standards.

It is essential to have good social and communication skills, be collaborative and a strong team player. The right candidate should be able to work independently, take own initiatives and have a positive, goal oriented and problem-solving attitude.
Good organizational, data management and documentation skills are required, and you should be comfortable in presenting your results. English language is required, both spoken and in writing.


Expertise in one or more of the following areas is essential:
  • Experience in cellular assay development, independently designing, developing and validating assays for implementation in drug discovery
  • Experience in iPSC culture and quality control
  • Application of differentiation protocols for generation of complex stem-cell based cell models
  • Expertise in cell biology, molecular biology and genome editing

The following skills are highly desirable:
  • Expertise with liquid handling automation technologies
  • Experience of high throughput transcriptomics methods
  • Experience of setting up cell based pharmacological assays

Minimum experience
You should hold a B.Sc., M.Sc. or Ph.D. with corresponding experience in a relevant scientific discipline with experience in cell assay development.

For the Senior Research Scientist role, you should either hold a Ph.D. in Cellular Biology or a related degree or have significant relevant experience working with cell assay development.

For us, it is important that all competence and skills in the labor market are utilized. We welcome all applicants and strive for diversity. 


2021-01-13, 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: Elenor Ehrman, +46733434109, or Galia Nyström Askarieh, [email protected] 

About the company

 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.

Randstad Life Sciences is part of Randstad, the world leader in recruitment and consulting with operations in 38 countries. With this global network, in combination with our strong local foundation, we can offer a wide range of varied and developing assignments and jobs for you who are a specialist in life science. Our mission is to help you reach your true potential with your career in focus! 

Detta är en jobbannons med titeln "Senior Research Scientist, Stem & Primary Cell Team, AstraZeneca" hos företaget Randstad AB och publicerades på workey.se den 4 januari 2021 klockan 14:30.

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