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Royston, England, United Kingdom
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Job reference: R-039276
Posted date: Apr. 25, 2019
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Principal/Associate Director Early-Phase Clinical Statisticians, R&D Oncology Unit

Salary: Competitive

Location: Cambridge, UK and Waltham, US

AstraZeneca’s R&D Oncology Unit is looking for talented Principal/Associate Directorearly-phase clinical statisticians.

Our early-phase oncology statistics team is totally focused on delivering innovation, science and seeking out opportunity. This dynamic team is looking to expand and we are looking for passionate, innovative individuals to help develop, lead and shape the way we work. We are committed to supporting personal development and growth of individuals.

We are currently looking for experienced Principal/Associate Directorstatisticians to work at the heart of our early-phase clinical project teams. Your proven statistical expertise will be a key influence on our clinical programme designs, informing our decision making and driving best practice.


Main responsibilities

  • Lead the strategic, statistical thinking and contributions to clinical development plans
  • Through collaboration with experts, develop design options and provide quantitative decision support
  • Innovate and improve study design through adaptive design and Bayesian methods, including trial simulation
  • Improve statistical methodology, processes and delivery activities
  • Oversee internal and external statisticians in the delivery of analysis and reporting
  • Interpret and present clinical trial results.

Essential requirements

  • A Statistics or Mathematics related MSc or PhD
  • Direct experience of clinical trials, ideally in pharmaceuticals or healthcare
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A collaborative mindset
  • Genuine commitment to drive innovation to advance statistical science
  • Oncology experience would be an advantage


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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Principal/Associate Director Early-Phase Clinical Statisticians, R&D Oncology Unit
Clinical Development

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