Science and patient-focused, agile and high performing – this is an exciting, entrepreneurial, and empowering workplace.

Here you’ll find different people with unique talents and wide-ranging backgrounds, but what connect them are being science led and having a passion for meeting the challenges of modern medicine.

Join us and you’ll find there’s no shortage of positivity and enthusiasm. We have a clear sense of purpose and we act with confidence – sure in the knowledge that we are all playing our part in the company’s success.

Here we foster a culture of collaboration and smart risk taking. You’ll be able to work autonomously and receive support whenever you need it. It’s an energizing, innovative, environment where diversity is valued and individual success depends solely on personal merit and performance. A place where talented people can immerse themselves in their work and make significant contributions towards scientific excellence.

Our Values

We follow the science

We are curious about science and the enhancements that it can bring. We believe that it is important to proactively develop our knowledge and make decisions that are based on sound thinking and strong science. To achieve our aim, we work alongside likeminded partners and collaborators who share our passion and support us in creating pioneering and innovative drugs.

We put patients first

We are accountable for the decisions we make. We ensure that they are made in patient’s best interests and that our solutions always meet their needs. And while our focus will always be on people we also seek to better understand the wider healthcare environment and the external trends that surround it.

We play to win

We are ambitious and winning is what drives us forward. Success requires us to make the right strategic choices and prioritize our energies. It means setting high standards, making courageous choices, finding the best talents and developing highly motivated teams. Winning is everything and we leverage our strengths and diversity, both within and beyond AstraZeneca, to achieve our goals.

We do the right thing

We always act with integrity, treat each other with respect and take personal accountability for our actions. Even when it’s a challenge – we make the right choices and question any actions or decisions that are not aligned to our values. We believe that being a responsible business is about speaking the truth and we choose to work with others who feel the same.

We are entrepreneurial

We are enterprising, hard-working professionals and we are passionate about what we do. It’s this spirit that propels us and keeps us moving onward and upward. We believe in what we do. We seize every opportunity and persistently pursue excellence. It’s about taking smart risks, learning from successes as well as challenges and having the courage to push boundaries.

We’re taking medicine to the next level


Making the world’s most serious illnesses a thing of the past is what inspires many people to work here. It focuses our minds and drives our ambition. For that reason AstraZeneca is a highly creative and innovative environment. A place where new ideas are shared, conventions are challenged and every day is both enlightening and rewarding.

Be challenged in vibrant, stimulating workplaces


Our workplaces around the world have been created to engage, motivate and inspire our people. Hi-tech and highly sophisticated, a lot of careful thought has also gone into the locations to ensure that our scientists are located close to globally recognized bioscience clusters where they can collaborate and forge new partnerships.

The possibilities for your career are limitless


Your personal development is very important to us. We want you to win in your work and enjoy what you do. Our commitment to your future means you never stop learning and your skills never stop growing. We’ll encourage and support you and help you develop your capabilities to the full.  So if you’re an ambitious person looking to achieve your full potential, we’ll help you reap the benefits.

We value the power of our differences


Diverse teams are innovative teams. When a team member has a different background or an alternative point of view, they bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table. AstraZeneca has a number of talented teams that benefit from dynamic diversity. In 2012, we received the Opportunity Now’s Global ‘Excellence in Practice Award’ for the work we are doing in Asia to develop talent.  We were also included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women list for the first time.  And, we placed on the Top Employers List by Equal Opportunity and DiversityMBA Magazines.

Last reviewed: May 1, 2014