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Open Position - Pharmacometrician/Pharmacokineticist

From: Strandgården, Kerstin <Kerstin.Strandgarden>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:20:36 +0100

AstraZeneca is one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies whose success =
is built upon good science and innovation. We have an exciting early =
stage portfolio with a large number of new compounds for clinical =
Clinical Pharmacology & DMPK (CPD) is a global function within Clinical =
Development and we are involved in project work from CD selection =
through life cycle management of AZ compounds. The PK/PD Clin Pharm =
sections, within CPD, consist of scientists with a varied academic =
background, pharmacokineticists, pharmacometricians as well as medical =
and pharmacological competence.
The pharmacometrician is an important role involved in the different =
phases of the product development and we are now looking for a new =
pharmacometrician to join CPD in a permanent position.

The Role
You will be responsible for population PK and PK/PD modeling, exposure =
response and disease modeling, as well as other modeling and simulation =
components throughout the drug development process. In addition, you =
will also have the overriding pharmacokinetic responsibility for the =
clinical studies.
In your role you will be a member of the global AZ Pharmacometrics skill =
The position is a regional position in Sweden and the jobholder can take =
up the position at any of the three Swedish research sites: Lund, =
Mlndal, or Sdertlje.
We encourage the preparation of scientific presentations and/or =
publications and there will be opportunities for personal and knowledge =
based development through attendance at in-house or external =

        * University degree in natural science. A Ph.D. or post-graduate =
qualification in the PK/PD area, or similar
        * Hands-on experience with PK/PD modelling, population approaches as =
well as the use of modeling and simulation techniques to support =
decision making
        * Previous experience from working within the pharmaceutical industry =
is a merit
        * The applicant should have a good working knowledge in spoken and =
written English

Success factors
        * Previous working experience from an international environment
        * Capability to develop own work tasks
        * Good written and oral communication skills
        * Result driven
        * High degree of flexibility
        * Structured way of working
        * Works collaboratively

More Information

If you would like to know more about the position contact Lars =
Borgstrm (head of the PK/PD & Clin Pharm section in Lund) at + 46 46 =
33 63 52. You can also contact Bo Olsson at +46 46 33 86 01, or Kerstin =
Strandgrden at +46 46 33 74 45, both working with pharmacometrics and =
pharmacokinetics in the Lund PK/PD Clin Pharm section.

Apply through our website job number LUN0000002T
We would like you application no later than March 5, 2009

Kerstin Strandgrden
Senior Research Scientist
Clinical Pharmacology & DMPK, AstraZeneca R&D
SE-221 87 Lund, Sweden
Tel: +46 46 337445 Fax: +46 46 336110
e-mail: kerstin.strandgarden

Received on Thu Feb 12 2009 - 10:20:36 EST

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