R&D Data Policy Manager

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


R&D Data Policy Manager

Macclesfield UK, Barcelona ESP, Gothenburg SWE, Warsaw POL

Competitive Salary and Flexible Benefits

Make a more meaningful impact to patients’ lives around the globe

Here you’ll have the chance to create a meaningful difference to patients’ lives. With science at its heart, this is the place where breakthroughs born in the lab become transformative medicines – for the world’s most sophisticated diseases.

Answer unmet medical needs by pioneering the next wave of science, focusing on outcomes and shaping the patient ecosystem. With our ground-breaking pipeline, the outlook is forward-thinking.

Be proud to be part of a place that has achieved so much, yet is still moving forward.

Our inquisitive culture is uniquely open and collaborative. Here, you’ll be surrounded by curious minds from a diverse set of backgrounds who think differently about the world.

Sustainable, FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable & Reusable) data is the lifeline of AstraZeneca as a science led pharmaceutical company and critical for the delivery of the AstraZeneca strategy, in which Data, AI and Digital is a foundational value driver for Innovative Science and a potential corporate differentiator.

The selected candidate will lead will lead projects to enable shaping, implementing and managing a Data Policy that balances benefit and risk for responsible reuse - in concert with data customers, Data Office collaborators, IT, legal, data privacy, information security, and corporate risk and compliance offices.

To be successful in this role you must have excellent critical thinking skills, the ability to handle multifaceted, cross-functional projects, and be able to communicate with partners from different experience levels and cultures. Overall, you will drive collaboration data sharing activities to enable data science that will directly support the scientific research required to get new medicines to our patients.

Accountable for strategy and execution that builds strong relations and effective and efficient business processes with internal and external partners, based on excellent insight of customer needs, Legal, Ethical, and Security considerations, and standard methodology for Data Policy.


You will work with a broad set of partners internally and externally and drive projects to continually improve R&D-wide processes for Data Policy and reuse;

  • Collaborate with other members of the Data Office functional units, & the DS & AI community to aid the Data FAIRification process.

  • Lead projects, helping internal stakeholders with shaping data sharing projects according to policy

  • Accountable for the roll out of the data risk framework across D&D

  • Responsible for overseeing the Data Risk Framework and communicating Major and Critical data risks

  • Provide subject matter expertise on Data Risks including the Risk Benefit Package Or Lead the successful implementation of the Data Risk Benefit Package in line with the Data Risk Appetite

  • Oversee the day to day management of the VQV Risk registers

  • Provide Track, Trace and Audit activities and support

  • Lead Show & Tell forums to provide data risk relevant contents

  • Support R&D wide questions on Data Risk Related items

  • Lead projects related to risk mitigation and compliance for data re-use and use

  • Lead / mentor junior staff

  • Manage the shaping and development of Policy based on internal and external influences, including writing of policy documentation

  • Deliver and maintain practices on Data Risk Management within AstraZeneca and be the exemplary thought leader in this area, within AZ.

Essential requirements

  • Relevant degree in Information/Data Science, Computer Science, Informatics, IT, Medical, life sciences, Legal or other related subject area.

  • Experience of pharma and the life sciences

  • Operational understanding of compliance frameworks, data repositories, data management principles, and analytic tools.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build strong relationships.

  • Is motivated by working across global & functional boundaries

  • Strong project or programme leadership skills

  • Excellent organisational skills, prioritise different projects/priorities and deliver high quality outcomes under pressure

  • Travel – willingness to travel domestically & internationally.

  • Resilience – ability to overcome and motivate others in the face of a changing environment

Why we love it

If your passion is science and you want to be part of a team that makes a bigger impact on patients’ lives, then there’s no better place to be. Here we truly understand science and apply it every day to strengthen and grow our pipeline.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.

This role opens on the 10th November 2022 and we welcome your application no later than the 13th December 2022.

Where can I find out more?

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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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