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Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-035974
Posted date: May. 31, 2019
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Senior / Principal Statistician - Respiratory

Join us as a Senior or Principal Statistician and you'll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. GMD (Global Medicines Development) drives late-stage development of our innovative pipeline, transforming exciting science into valued new medicines and ensuring patients around the world can access them.

Our Biometrics & Information Sciences (B&I) department is an integral part of GMD and drives good design by generating the data needed for quality decision making.  The goal of B&I is to deliver value to the pipeline by excellence in delivery, improving decision making, and engaging and shaping the external environment whilst accessing and implementing innovative solutions.

Our Therapeutic Area (TA) aligned Statistics groups oversee and deliver the statistical contribution to design, decision-making, interpretations and communication (internally and externally) of the TA portfolio and is engaged in shaping the TA external environment. This opportunity is within our Respiratory Therapeutic Area, however experience in that area is not essential.

Successful candidates will be located in Gaithersburg (US) or Gothenburg (Sweden)

Responsibilities

In this role you will provide statistical expertise for complex design and interpretation of clinical studies, regulatory submissions and commercialisation. You will also act as a coach/guide for less experienced statisticians in the production of analysis, supporting graphics and analysis tables for CSRs, GMA studies or publications.

You will also:

  • Analyse internal and external information to inform design decisions and the development of decision criteria 
  • Develop a Statistical Analysis plan for complex studies and/or project deliveries 
  • Provide support to the complex study analysis, regulatory submissions including specification of overview documents and response to regulatory questions 
  • Contribute to the regulatory submissions including specification of overview documents and response to regulatory questions 
  • Identify opportunities for the application of modelling and simulation to improve study design 
  • Identify and apply statistical methodology to improve the process and delivery activities 
  • Perform ad hoc and exploratory data analyses
  • Contribute to the development of best practice to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness  

Requirements

ESSENTIAL

  • MSc/PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, or Mathematics (containing a substantial statistical component)
  • Experience working within a statistical role, preferably in pharma/healthcare or other relevant area 
  • Knowledge of the technical and regulatory requirements related to the role and able to guide others on these 
  • Experience in drug development, study design, and data analysis and interpretation  
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build strong relationships
  • Excellent collaboration skills required – the energy to work across global & functional boundaries, both internally and externally
  • Project management skills 
  • Ability to apply statistical expertise to complex problems, problem solving and quality focus

DESIRABLE

  • Experience in respiratory product development
  • Coaching skills 
  • Experience in commercial or early development support work 
  • Expert statistical programming skills (SAS and R) 

Level (Senior vs Principal) to be commensurate with experience and abilities.

AZRespi #GMD

Next Steps -- Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience -- it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

Closing date: 31 October 2018

Competitive salary and benefits.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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