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Associate Principal Specialist – Veterinary

Do you have a passion for science? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the place for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. We’re proud to have a unique workplace 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. Working here also means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Summary of the group:

Animal Sciences and Technologies (AST) is a global department that delivers in vivo studies, animal care, and welfare that is compliant to internal standards and external regulations. Principles of the 3Rs are applied to all aspects of animal care and study conduction.

The role:

In this role you will provide high quality veterinary oversight as the Attending Veterinarian at AstraZeneca US sites (Gaithersburg, MD and Waltham, MA) to ensure that animal welfare standards are maintained.  Additionally, you will provide advice on model selection and care and expert surgical input for rodent models.  This role requires limited travel and the ability to engage in constructive and challenging dialogues in cross-functional teams.

Education & Experience requirements:

  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine or a certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) of equivalent training is required
  • 2+ years of experience in laboratory animal medicine required
  • ACLAM board certification or eligibility
  • Experience with drug discovery & development

Preferred experience/requirements:

Experience in toxicology studies
Experience in Oncology disease areas and research
Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial – finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.


So, what’s next?

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.


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