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Post-doctoral opportunities in AstraZeneca

When Apr 12, 2018
from 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Postdoc Centre, 16 Mill Lane, CB2 1SB
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Attendees Dave Smith trained as a biochemist at Bristol University and then undertook PhD research in mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy at the National Heart & Lung Institute. From 1986-2001, he pursued a career in academic research on insulin signalling, obesity and diabetes at Southampton University and then as a senior lecturer at Imperial College London (Hammersmith Campus). In 2001 he moved to AstraZeneca at Alderley Edge, Cheshire to join the diabetes research group later moving to Gothenburg, Sweden with the group. He returned to the UK (Cambridge) in 2015 and is currently part of AstraZeneca’s Open Innovation team working on bringing new external target screening proposals forward to deliver new chemical leads and improve target validation. He is very active in research with over 130 peer-reviewed publications, mainly in the metabolism area. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and an honorary senior lecturer at the William Harvey Research Institute, QMUL.
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Come and join us for a for an informative session on the postoctoral programmes offered by AstraZeneca.

The programme started in 2011 and despite being in a big pharma environment is still very academically oriented, where the postdoc is expected to publish and report at academic conferences.

The evening will start with a 30 min introduction of the AstraZeneca post doc programme by Dave Smith. It will then be followed by two short presentations (10 + 5 min, presentation and questions) from current AstraZeneca postdocs. A networking session with food and drinks will follow.

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