It’s official: MedImmune and AstraZeneca ranked a top place for scientists to work by Science

MedImmune and AstraZeneca have been voted one of the top science employers worldwide in the prestigious Science and Science Careers 2017 annual Top Employers Survey.

Our key strengths, as highlighted by survey participants, focused on our aspirational work culture, our dynamic and intellectually challenging environment, and our commitment to collaboration, which our scientists enjoy at research centres across the globe.

The Top Employer survey is carried out each year among employees in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical industries across the globe to find out which are the 20 best places to work and why. The survey is commissioned by Science Careers, the ‘go-to’ employment resource for all scientists, provided through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

This year, 6,950 employees completed the survey – rating companies on 23 characteristics, including financial strength, easy adaptation to change, and a research-driven environment.

What sets us apart is our freedom to dream big — to come up with new ideas and take smart risks in the pursuit of science. With our entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative approach, we have the vision of modifying or even curing diseases such as cancer, diabetes and asthma, while nurturing the next generation of outstanding scientists.

Bahija Jallal Head of MedImmune

Our scientists don’t just follow the latest developments and breakthroughs – they drive them. In 2016, MedImmune and AstraZeneca scientists published more than 775 papers about their research. Our scientists work in an open and collaborative research environment, with over 1,000 ongoing collaborations with academic and industry partners around the globe.

We asked some of our scientists what it’s like to work for a top science employer. Click the video to hear what they said. And be sure to read the full article in Science.