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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Job reference: R-017496
Posted date: Nov. 21, 2017

At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing.

We’re currently looking for a Clinical Sample Coordinator to join a dynamic Early Clinical Development team based in Cambridge, UK or Gothenburg, Sweden.  At AstraZeneca, innovation is more than just research. As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, we’re focused on providing medicines that make a real difference in patient care. We’ve invested in a state-of-the-art research centre and corporate headquarters at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, and we aim to bring together the finest talent in business and academia there. Join us, and you’ll be part of a brand-new vision for a critical industry, making a difference around the globe in the process.

The position

The role is based within the study operations group and requires an understanding of laboratory testing in order to effectively manage our external laboratory suppliers. In this role, you will assist in project managing the delivery of laboratory related activities in both early and late phase global development projects. We will look to you to work closely with our internal senior team members, our global external laboratory partners / alliances and the clinical project teams to ensure operational delivery of the clinical laboratory testing of biological specimens, the efficient deployment of tests (including biomarkers, central safety and clinical bioanalysis), as well as data generation and delivery throughout the project lifecycle. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in the development of an exciting portfolio of medicines that will change the lives of patients’ worldwide, working from a world-class, cutting-edge research centre.

Your position will be varied and include the responsibility for ensuring all externalised laboratory activities meet internal and external quality and regulatory standards, whilst using your operational expertise to advise clinical teams on operational lab strategy, development and deployment.  You will regularly be involved in providing advice to clinical teams on laboratory related documentation, operational design and new ways of working such as. CRFs, ICFs, sample collection and distribution, as well as managing external providers to oversee the delivery of relevant lab services and data. 


To be considered for this position it is expected that you have experience of clinical development, as well as an understanding of GCP and GCLP.  In addition to this, the following experiences are desirable;

  • Experience of working with external partners or Alliances
  • Experience of working multi-nationally
  • Hands-on experience in a clinical laboratory setting or clinical research site
  • Project management experience

Next Steps!

Apply today with your CV and covering letter detailing why you feel you are an ideal fit for the role with the skills and experiences you bring.

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.

Clinical Sample Coordinator

AstraZeneca in the UK

Our 6,700-strong UK workforce is based across seven sites in the UK, including our new research facilities and global corporate headquarters in Cambridge. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is globally renowned as a leading centre of research, education and patient care. For AstraZeneca, the campus is the perfect environment in which to foster a vibrant culture of open innovation and collaboration.

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