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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Job reference: R-004124
Posted date: Mar. 22, 2017

At AstraZeneca we are guided in our work by a strong set of values, and we’re resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. By truly following the science, we pioneer new methods, new thinking and bring unexpected teams together.

Due to continued development of our late stage pipeline we seek exceptional graduate/post-graduate statisticians to join our world-class Biometrics community. We have summer 2017 post-graduate opportunities across our late stage development statistics activities!

You will spend the first two years at AZ working in a structured graduate programme, which will provide at least 3 different experiential learning opportunities - working on real projects across the function.

In addition you will receive on the job statistical training and be part of a global training programme for Biometrics & Information Science (B&I) graduates.  B&I has an active graduate network across all skills and there will be opportunities to join the business wide AZ graduate network.

Capitalising on your successful postgraduate statistics degree, now is an exciting time to take the next step with AstraZeneca, to work on a wide range of global projects, and to apply statistical methods to a variety of problems.

You will be joining a team of supportive, collaborative and likeminded peers

Through developing your expertise, you will have the opportunity to add value in a broad range of Biometrics disciplines, including model-based drug development, real world evidence, health technology assessment, safety science and personalised healthcare.  

Our team boasts some of the most respected Statistics, Programming, Information Practice and Advanced Analytics experts in the industry, focussed on outstanding programme design and delivery of the quality information we need to meet our drug project objectives that drives product development.

We can offer the opportunity to be based at any of our scientific centres in Cambridge, UK, Molndal, Sweden or Warsaw, Poland.  

To join the programme you will hold an MS/MSc (or local equivalent) in Mathematics or Statistics. Relevant PhD would be desirable.

We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world.

If you’re swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

We hope you are excited to join AstraZeneca and want to share with you a little more about B&I and some ‘day to day’ elements of the statistician role…

Core Accountability & Responsibilities

As a part of the Late Stage Development statistics community you will deliver...             

Strong Technical Expertise:

  • Provides statistical support the design, analysis  and interpretation of clinical programmes,  regulatory submissions and commercialisation
  • Analyses internal and external information to inform design decisions and the development of decision criteria
  • Assist in  support to the regulatory submissions including specification of overview documents and response to regulatory questions
  • Assist in the improvement  of  methodology and provide practical solutions for problems
  • Applies statistical methodology to improve the process and delivery activities
  • Contributes to the development of best practice to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness

Successful Collaboration:

  • Network with colleagues and experts, providing statistical consultancy and serving as a resource for others by sharing experience within and beyond project team and Statistics function.

Effective Regulation & Compliance

  • Provide support to the regulatory submissions including contributing to the content of overview documents and  responses to regulatory questions

Applications for UK applicants will close March 25th 2017.

Applications for Sweden applicants will close May 22nd 2017

Graduate Statistician Opportunities– Biometrics & Information Sciences
Clinical Development

AstraZeneca in the UK

Our 6,700-strong UK workforce is based across seven sites in the UK, including our new research facilities and global corporate headquarters in Cambridge. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is globally renowned as a leading centre of research, education and patient care. For AstraZeneca, the campus is the perfect environment in which to foster a vibrant culture of open innovation and collaboration.

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