Clinical Pharmacologist, CVRM

Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
24 Feb 2021
24 Mar 2021
R & D , Pharmacology
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Clinical Pharmacologist, CVRM

Do you have expertise and experience in clinical pharmacology, PK, PKPD and its application in drug development? Would you like to apply your expertise in a company that is following the science and turn ideas into life changing medicines? Then you might be the one we are looking for!

This is an opportunity for a talented and engaged Clinical Pharmacologist , to join our growing Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism (CVRM) group, in our growing Clinical Pharmacology & Quantitative Pharmacology team at AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, MD and to develop as a Clinical Pharmacology Scientist supporting large and small molecule projects across full development within the therapy area of CVRM.

AstraZeneca is a world-leading pharmaceutical company, we focus on discovering and developing medicines that make a real difference to millions of patients. You'll thrive in this environment that inspires innovation, encourages multidisciplinary team-working and collaboration with academia, and rewards original scientific thinking.

Main duties and responsibilities

Working closely with clinical pharmacometricians, physicians and other scientists, you'll apply your knowledge to contribute to the design and interpretation of clinical studies and influence key decisions in early and late clinical development.

The work includes integration of relevant data, such as dose information, pharmacokinetics, biomarkers and clinical endpoints within and across studies, compounds and development stages. In collaboration with clinical pharmacometricians, you'll represent Clinical Pharmacology and Quantitative Pharmacology and be responsible for identifying opportunities to apply model informed drug development. You will communicate your findings to other scientists within and outside of AstraZeneca and publish them in peer reviewed journals.

Essential Requirements

  • Ph.D. degree preferred; M.Sc. or Pharm.D. required
  • 3+ yrs industry experience preferred
  • Background and an understanding of clinical pharmacology aspects of drug development, preferably in both the small and large molecule setting
  • Solid knowledge of pharmacokinetics and its clinical application
  • Knowledge and experience in use of PK and PKPD modeling applied to life sciences
  • Biological understanding of disease and drug action
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Desirable requirements

  • Recognised scientific expertise demonstrated by scientific publishing in the field of clinical pharmacology
  • Early or late phase clinical development experience/awareness.

This position is located in Gaithersburg, MD.

The AstraZeneca Gaithersburg, MD campus employs more than 3,500 experts in our field and is only a short drive from Washington, DC. This green, sustainable, modern, vibrant scientific campus is where we host some of the most cutting-edge technology and lab spaces. Newly designed, state of the art research spaces and open seating floor plans are just a couple of ways we work cross functionally and collaboratively.

The Gaithersburg campus also provides an award winning café, free garage parking with electric car charging stations, bike racks, free fitness center to include classed and personal training game rooms, outdoor patio, bocce ball court, arcade games and game tables, recharge Pod's, library, walking trails, onsite dry cleaning pickup, haircutting service, health and wellness center, starbucks café, and much more!


Comprehensive Health and Welfare Benefits

Savings and Retirement Benefits

Paid Time Off

Paid Holidays

Voluntary Benefits

Life-long Learning Culture

All-in Inclusive Leadership

Modern, Innovative and Entrepreneurial

Apply today! Come join our journey!

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual 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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised

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