AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Scientist I - Operations in Frederick, Maryland

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

Global Operations is fundamental to our purpose of delivering life-changing medicines to patients, touching every aspect of our business and providing a platform for everything that we do. We harness the specialist talents of 13,000 people around the world – 20% of our global workforce. With 30 production facilities in 18 countries we’re focused on supplying our medicines with care, quality and efficiency, reducing the time from lab to patient. Keen to bridge the gap between science and patients? Turn research into reality? And forge a global career that’s full of possibilities, as part of a world-class team? Come and thrive in our vibrant, energizing, connected and supportive culture and make a real difference to patients. Hear from our Senior Leaders about why they know AstraZeneca is a great place to work.

Scientist I


  • Conducts or participates in multiple simultaneous projects that are complex and technically demanding within a specific area/field.

  • Initiates, implements, plans, directs, and executes investigations to resolve deviations, understand process trends, and/or improve process performance.

  • Responsible for balancing day-to-day technical support for manufacturing and a longer term project or investigations.

  • Responsible for maintaining technical expertise on several process unit operations within a section of the manufacturing process (either upstream, downstream, or fill/pack).

  • Works under general supervision of higher-level scientist or manager.

  • Makes detailed observations, analyzes data, and interprets results.

  • Responsible for writing sections of regulatory documents and representing operations during regulatory inspections.

  • Effectively presents results at internal meetings.

  • May participate at external scientific meetings.

  • Responsible for meeting project goals within time and budget constraints.

  • Generally indirectly supervise lower-level scientists or associates.


  • Wide application of principles, theories and concepts in field of interest plus working knowledge of other related disciplines

  • Maintains high level of expertise through review of scientific literature and attendance at scientific conferences

Problem Solving

  • Provides solutions to a wide-range of difficult problems, which requires creative thinking.

  • Solutions are imaginative, thorough and practicable.

  • Applies a working knowledge of related technical disciplines

Freedom To Act

  • Works under general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Anticipates and resolves priority conflicts.

  • Work is reviewed against objectives for accuracy, completeness, and soundness of judgment.


  • Decisions or recommendations consistently result project advancement and favorable budget outcomes.

  • Conducts independent research, development or support programs.

  • Has begun generating internal or external documents of value to the company.

  • Has performed as a contributing member of one or more project teams.

Interpersonal Communication

  • Coordinates efforts of others within the department or company.

  • May have frequent collaboration within and outside of the company.

  • Has some contact with customers and suppliers.


BS Required, MS or PhD Preferred


PhD 4 years, MS >6 years, BS >8 years

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