Research Discovery
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Scientific discovery starts here

Are you an innovator? A fierce problem solver? In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave inventors who want to make an impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. If you're ready to connect scientific exploration to address the world’s most difficult health challenges, embark on your career journey toward discovery at our Boston, Cambridge, or South San Francisco Discovery Centers.

Where our science happens

Our Boston and Cambridge Discovery Centers are located at the center of a vibrant life sciences community. Here, our teams focus on discovery research in immunology, oncology, diabetes, and neuroscience. The Exploratory Science Center (ESC) in Cambridge provides a unique experience to contribute to our company's drug discovery efforts at one of the earliest stages of the process, exploring the most promising areas of emerging science and technology.

Research is in our blood

We run to, not from, the world’s biggest health challenges. And at our state-of-the-art Discovery Centers, we’re able to do just that: push the boundaries of global healthcare through research and innovation. With 17.5K of our people employed in research and development and a $12.2B research and development investment in 2021, there’s no shortage in the work that still needs to be done to continue to invent for life. Come join a team that innovates the science to deliver medicines and vaccines that may help millions of people around the world.   

A career with purpose

Your work here will be at its heart, purposeful: we aspire to improve the health and wellness of people worldwide and to expand access to our medicines and vaccines. Imagine getting up in the morning knowing that your work that day can help improve a life, even keep a family together longer. It’s also a career that can do good things for yourself through continuing education and training, certifications and growing professionally. You’ve probably worked hard before, but this is an opportunity for your efforts to be rewarded at a whole new level.

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