AstraZeneca – Why Work For Us?

Our mission is to create a meaningful difference. In the lives of the patients we serve. And the people who work here.

 

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines. 

We believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel, targeted therapies that interact with them. This is at the heart of our purpose as a company: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. 

We invest in distinctive science in three main therapy areas where we believe we can make the most meaningful difference to patients: oncology; cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity. Our science exploits our rare combination of capabilities in small molecules and biologics, immunotherapies, protein engineering technologies and devices. These are reinforced by a strong focus on translational science and personalised healthcare capabilities. We build on our own capabilities by collaborating with world-renowned scientists and academic institutions and partnering with like-minded science-led companies. 

Through leading in science, we are confident that we can transform the lives of people around the world and deliver value to our shareholders

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Diversity & Inclusion: Learn more about how AstraZeneca values the diverse skills and capabilities that a global workforce offers our business.

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From our core values to our goals, everything we do is built on a foundation of responsibility.

 

Being a company that’s committed to helping people live longer, healthier lives means we also have a social responsibility that goes beyond our labs. From the environment to our local communities, to our everyday operations, we are focused on how our business can make a difference in the world for today, and tomorrow.

As a responsible business, we foster a healthy position through our:

Company:  As our industry evolves and our company grows, we’re committed to ethical business practices that affect our patients, our customers and our people.

Environment:We’re in a unique position to play a large role in the sustainability of the environment which is why we take it seriously.  From achieving LEED certifications on two of our U.S. buildings to our continued reduction of hazardous waste to energy conservation and recycling, we are aggressively managing our environmental footprint across all aspects of our business.

Communities:  We believe that all people should have affordable health insurance and prescription drug coverage. It’s an ambitious goal, but we’re dedicated to collaborating and partnering with others to achieve our mission.   AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme is a global initiative that demonstrates this area of responsibility. It is about helping young people in need around the world deal with the health problems they face to improve their chances for a better life in the future.

People:  As a leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we believe it is our responsibility to encourage a constructive, open and informed dialogue between patients and physicians.

Your knowledge, talent and unique perspective will be valued here. It will also be valued across the globe.

 

At this point in your life, the decisions you have before you can be mind-boggling. We know. We've all been there. What helps is to have definite criteria in mind regarding where you want to work. And the kind of career you want to have. Consider, then, AstraZeneca.

Here, you'll find an energized, supportive environment stoked by innovation and exemplary leaders at every level. You'll be collaborating with people whose ideas are as diverse as the cultures that have helped shape them. As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, ours is a history of breakthroughs in medicine that have made life better for millions. Our future, with technologies becoming ever more revolutionary, looks even brighter.

Whether you're a recent graduate, MBA or PhD candidate — even if you're still in school, you'll find AstraZeneca to be a company of true opportunity. Where learning, growing and meeting exciting challenges are all in a day's work.

Click here to learn about our exciting opportunities for students and graduates across the globe.

A career path is not only defined by your destination. It's also the journey you take.

 

At AstraZeneca, every day, we take on the challenges of finding, manufacturing and delivering solutions for some of the world's most serious health concerns. Instrumental in meeting these challenges is finding the right talent.

Where will you direct yours?

Research. Finance. Sales. Marketing. Legal. Customer service. The career opportunities here are vast and varied, each one bringing its own set of challenges – and rewards. Not the least of which is knowing that whatever path you choose, you'll be working with others of like minds and hearts who are intent on building a better future.

Channel your passion. Choose your path. Click here to learn about our various career areas.

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AstraZeneca Awards & Accolades

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The UK's 50 Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2014
100 Best Companies, Working Mother Magazine, 2014
China's Top Employers, Corporate Research Foudnation (CRF) Institute, 2012
Happiest Companies for Young Professionals, Forbes, 2012
Best Places to Work in Industry, The Scientist, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.astrazeneca.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1913
Type Company - Public (AZN)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

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