Scientist, Virology
AstraZeneca
Liverpool,United Kingdom
5d ago

Back to our career areas United Kingdom Do you feel passionate about the possibilities of applying science to changing lives?

Do you have experience working within Virology? If so, this may be the role for you. Here at AstraZeneca, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every single day.

As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centred on delivering life-changing products that advance world health and help fight and cure disease.

AstraZeneca has a dynamic environment that champions collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we cultivate and build top talent.

within the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) biopharmaceutical development team, you will be only a short distance from the exciting city centre of Liverpool.

Rich in history, as well being a creative hub, Liverpool has something for everyone, whether live music, food, art galleries or world class museums.

you will be only a short distance from the exciting city centre of Liverpool. Rich in history, as well being a creative hub, Liverpool has something for everyone, whether live music, food, art galleries or world class museums.

The LAIV Virology Group is accountable for generating and characterising candidate vaccine viruses by reverse genetics technology, as well as advancing our fundamental understanding of LAIV virology.

The team work on research programmes that support the commercial vaccine product, providing specialist molecular biology, cell biology, immunology and virology expertise to the organisation.

Your focus joining the group will be on describing key drivers of LAIV mechanism of action, including investigation of haemagglutinin protein structure-

function relationships in LAIV development. You will also contribute to core strain development activities in support of annual delivery of the vaccine.

You will conduct and participate in projects that are complex and scientifically demanding within the virology / immunology / molecular biology sphere.

Make detailed observations, analyses data, and interpret results Demonstrate scientific rigor in assessing your own data and that of others Have the responsibility of meeting project goals with time and budget constraints.

Lead other scientists or associates, providing scientific and technical expertise and mentorship Author and Supply to scientific publications, patents, regulatory submissions Effectively present results while attending internal and external scientific meetings A doctoral degree with emphasis on virology, microbiology and / or bioengineering is required.

Post-doctoral work experience in a R&D environment with virology focus and integrally involved in laboratory scientific experimentation Biopharmaceutical experience preferred Demonstrated experience supervising junior scientists and influencing stake-

holders Demonstration of scientific experience via publications and presentations Strong scientific background in virology, molecular biology and vaccines Experience in influenza virus vaccines is desirable AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer.

AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applications for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-

assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law

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