AstraZeneca profile

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines.

At AstraZeneca, 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 disease; 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.


Best Student Employer

Awarded 1st in Science & Research Best 100 Student Employers 2021 - 2022


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"I thoroughly enjoyed my summer placement at AstraZeneca. Initially, I thought a 10 week placement would feel like forever, but it flew over! In the first week we were given a lot of training to ensure we were competent and felt comfortable carrying out the lab work required of our project and then we were able to get stuck in. I learnt a lot from the work I carried out and was able to use equipment I had never used before to carry out testing and generate data. In the penultimate week of our placement, each of the seven pharmacy summer students, including myself, gave a 15 minute presentation about our project and the results we had generated. This was a great opportunity to see what the other students had been doing during their time at AstraZeneca and to learn something new, as all of the projects were so diverse! " Read full review


"Planning and designing experiments, conducting laboratory work, analysing UPLC-MS and NMR results, proposing future experiments to undertake, attending meetings with the project team/other scientists." Read full review

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Opportunities offered:

  • Internship (1-4 Months)
  • Placement Year (10 Months+)

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