Senior Research Scientist - Protein Expression


On behalf of our client AstraZeneca we are now looking for a Senior Research Scientist within Cellular Reagents – Protein Expression. The mission will start in the middle of March or after agreement where the right consultant will be extended or hired after 10 months. Application screening will start immediately - we look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible!

The arena:
You will join the Discovery Sciences organization, working within a first-class scientific environment to support drug discovery. The Reagents and Assay Development department (RAD) of Discovery Sciences, is responsible for the generation of novel cellular reagents and assays to support projects in all phases of the drug discovery pipeline. We are seeking a Senior Research Scientist to join our team in Gothenburg Sweden, where we focus on delivering reagents and assays primarily for Cardiovascular and Metabolic diseases and Respiratory and Autoimmunity.

The role:
To be lab-based, providing strong expertise in the competency of Cell Science with focus on eukaryotic cell culture and recombinant protein expression. To propose experimental strategies, troubleshoot problems and to make a significant contributions to the practical delivery of projects in accordance with all AstraZeneca policies. A strong mammalian cell and baculovirus expression knowledge is necessary.

It is essential to have good social and communication skills, be collaborative and a strong team player. Candidates should be able to work independently, take own initiatives and have a positive, goal oriented and problem solving attitude. Good organisational skills are required and you should be comfortable in presenting your results. Excellent English is required, both spoken and in writing.

The following skills are highly desirable:
• Mammalian and Insect (Baculovirus) cell culture
• Protein expression to enable the purification of proteins for structure, target validation and/or assays
• Production of cells and membranes to be used for target validation and screening
• Large scale cell culture (eg. Wave, cell factories, etc.)
• Experience generating viruses for expression and cell line generation (Baculovirus, BacMam, Lentivirus)
• Transient transfection utilising different technologies such as Maxcyte and PEI transfection
• Protein characterization (SDS-PAGE, Western blot, affinity-based purification)

Minimum experience:
You should have a Ph. D. degree or corresponding experience in a relevant scientific discipline with experience in drug discovery or, alternatively, a first degree and significant relevant experience in drug discovery.

We take good care of our consultants and we offer social activities, as well as help in planning your future career. Your consultant manager is well experienced from your field, and knows how to get the most out of your assignment.

As a Poolia employee, you are included in the requirements concerning agreements on terms of employment by Unionen. Moreover, you get a grant for working out at your choice of place. You are also covered by a health insurance.

Poolia Life Science can offer several opportunities for skilled people with a background in biochemistry, chemical engineering or science. We work with Sweden’s leading pharmaceutical and life science companies. So whether you’re interested in research, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, environmental and quality control, sales and marketing, or just want a career change, we have the job for you.

Working as a consultant suits whoever wants to get a lot of experience in a short period of time. We offer you the chance to work with well-known brands at renowned companies where you can develop your skills. If you’re looking for a world of exciting assignments and new contacts, you’ll like being a consultant.

AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare company engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. But we are more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies - at AstraZeneca, we are proud to have a unique culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

If you are interested, apply now!



  • Arbetsplats: POOLIA Väst AB Göteborg
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast lön
  • Heltid Visstid, mer än 6 månader
  • Publicerat: 10 februari 2017

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