AstraZeneca Biometrics Graduate Programme:    Statistics - UK

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire, Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Biometrics Graduate Program: Statistics

Locations: Cambridge, Macclesfield (UK)

Salary: Competitive & Excellent Benefits

Our science lives beyond our labs – our global perspective means we use talent and expertise from all over the world to make our medicines a success. Do you want to join a team of encouraging, collaborative and likeminded peers and develop your expertise? AstraZeneca seeks Statisticians to join the Biometrics functions.

We are a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we're more than just one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.

At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have an outstanding workplace culture that encourages innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energised and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

At AstraZeneca, Biometrics is the function that supports all aspects of early and late stage drug development, including strategy, clinical trial design, data collection, analyses, data reporting and interpretation to inform the quality decision making in drug projects. Our goal is to deliver value to the pipeline through excellence in strategy and delivery, improving decision making, and engaging and shaping the external environment whilst accessing and implementing innovative solutions.

What does the Programme involve?

We have opportunities targeted at Statisticians with little or no experience in the pharmaceutical industry to work across all stages of development statistics activities. In this permanent position, you will spend the first two years at AstraZeneca working in a structured training programme, working on drug development projects. In addition, you will receive on-the-job statistical training and be part of a global training programme for Biometrics Graduates.

You will work in a highly collaborative team including quantitative, technical, regulatory and scientific expertise and together with your colleagues contribute to the design, analysis, interpretation, documentation and regulatory submission of our drug development programs.

Essential requirements

    • MS/MSc (or equivalent) and/or PhD in Statistics - preferably with a strong mathematical foundation. Your MS/MSc/PhD in Statistics should be gained in 2021, 2022 or completed by 2023.
    • As our work is conducted cross-functionally on global projects, good collaboration, communication and influencing skills are important
    • Good written and spoken English
    • Attention to detail, with an ability to see the ‘big picture’ at the same time
    • Passion for applying your statistical skills and an interest in pharmaceutical development

Why join us?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Deliveringlife-changing medicines to our patients is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be.

Play an essential role in helping patients who need it the most. There is no better place to apply your Statistical expertise in a new and different way.

Make an impact and kickstart your career!

Where can I find out more?

Biometrics Graduate Programme: Biometrics at AstraZeneca:

Our virtual assessment days will be held on the 8th December & 18th January

Applications open: 25th October 2022

Applications close: 11th December 2022

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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