Clinical Information Science Director

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Clinical Information Science Director or Clinical Information Science Associate Director

Location: Macclesfield (UK) or Warsaw (Poland)

Competitive salary and benefits on offer

At AstraZeneca, with our portfolio, our pipeline and our people, we aim to revolutionize cancer care with our bold ambition to provide cures for cancer in every form. Our broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally in lung, breast, gastrointestinal, GU and hematological cancers. We follow the science to deliver life-changing treatments and increase the potential to save the lives of people around the world.

If you are passionate about science and data-driven decision making, explore the possibility of joining us as a Clinical Information Science Director (CISAD) or Clinical Information Science Associate Director (CISD), depending on your background, to shape our oncology portfolio trials via optimal use of clinical information .

The position sits within Oncology Information Practice department, where as part of a diverse distributed team you will support the drug development process by providing scientific information (literature, data analytics, digital clinical visualizations) for clinical late stage drug development. The Oncology Information Practice department also delivers information and data supporting the Oncology drug projects portfolio decisions via strategic information initiatives , applying knowledge of external environment and trends for internal information needs.

What you’ll do

As an information expert you will deliver / lead the delivery of information to make drug development decisions, making you an authority on innovative use of information and data to help shape our trials and portfolio. You will use a variety of information sources such as scientific literature, competitive intelligence, internal and external clinical trial databases and techniques such as specialist information search and analysis, data visualization and benchmarking to extract and present key relevant information. You will be accountable for Information Practice delivery in one or more drug projects in Late stage Oncology by own contribution or leadership of other information practice staff.

Your accountabilities will include:

  • Support decision-making in clinical design, submission and interpretation by identifying, benchmarking, extracting and presenting back meaningful facts and data via internal and external competitor intelligence information sources
  • Use or understand techniques such as: text mining and data visualization extracting key relevant information enabling timely and objective clinical study design decision
  • Plan and work independently and take responsibility for specific deliveries within a drug project, and ensure high quality is built into deliverables

Essential for the role

To succeed in this opportunity, you will have a real passion for oncology, clinical data and information – in particular knowing what information you require, how to seek it out, and how to share it with the teams in an insightful way.You will be an excellent communicator, with a strong team focus who enjoys collaborating to achieve the best results.

In addition, you will also have:

  • Advanced degree in Life Science (PhD, PharmD, MD, but Masters’ degrees will also be considered)
  • Deep understanding of the pharmaceutical clinical drug development process
  • Experience in defining and carrying out literature and database search strategies
  • Demonstrated leadership capability
  • Significant experience / proven track record in the application of information and knowledge management in a clinical or scientific setting
  • Good written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills and proficiency in communicating complex information to a diverse audience
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask, set priorities and follow a timeline
  • Great attention to detail

Desirable for the role

  • Experience in Oncology/Immuno-Oncology biology, or immunology or oncology related fields
  • Experience/ or understanding of NLP software for literature searches
  • Experience/ or understanding in Machine Learning
  • An interest in coaching and developing more junior team members

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

So, what’s next!

Are you already imagining yourself joining us? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you! We welcome with your application; CV and cover letter, no later than 24th January 2023

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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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