Associate Director, Healthcare Analytics

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Type: Full time


Job title: Associate Director, Healthcare Analytics

Location: Gothenburg (Sweden), Macclesfield (UK), Barcelona (Spain), Mississagua (Canada)

Competitive Salary + Benefits

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

Here you’ll have the opportunity to make 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 complex diseases. Answer unmet medical needs by pioneering the next wave of science, focusing on outcomes and shaping the patient ecosystem.

At AstraZeneca, we work together to deliver innovative medicines to patients across global boundaries. We make an impact and find solutions to challenges where the answer is not obvious. We do this with integrity, even in the most demanding situations, because we are committed to doing the right thing.

We are looking for an Associate Director to join our Healthcare Analytics team within Biopharmaceuticals R&D Data Science & Advanced Analytics group. We focus on developing and applying innovative, data driven solution, to some of the hardest problems in R&D. Our team of data scientists, Real World Evidence experts, and bioinformaticians work right next to leading clinicians and scientists, allowing us to be close to the questions that matter . Our work informs critical decisions in R&D and we have direct impact in transforming patients' lives by accelerating access to new medicines to those most in need.

What you’ll do

In this role, you will apply your expertise in developing novel analytical methods that support disease understanding, assess treatment pathways and unmet need, and optimize drug development programs using Real World Data. You will work closely with drug project teams to inform critical business decisions and find opportunities where Real World Data can have a significant impact in accelerating drug development. You will be a subject matter expert in cross functional projects and mentor junior team members.

Examples of projects that team works on are:

  • Use Real World data to optimise clinical development programs
  • Evaluate unmet medical need in patient population and compare diagnostic and treatment pathways
  • Create novel methods to understand disease progression, risk factors, and predict outcomes of interest
  • Assess generalizability of clinical trials and contextualise results in real world patient population
  • Research and develop machine learning models on Real World Data to identify biomarkers and further our understanding of disease

Essential for the role

  • BSc or MSc in a Life Science, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience in designing and conducting observational studies using epidemiological methods with demonstrated impact on decision making
  • In depth knowledge of Real World Data assets, such as claims, EHRs, registries
  • Disease/therapy area and/or biological sciences domain knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in method development and application using Python, R and database languages (e.g. SQL)
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work with others to achieve objectives

Desirable for the role

  • PhD in a Life Science or Computer Science preferred
  • Expertise with clinical data standards, medical terminologies and controlled vocabularies used in healthcare data and ontologies
  • Use of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in the generation of hypotheses from patient level Real World Data
  • Experience of working in a global organization with complex/geographical context
  • Strong track record of delivering and managing multi-disciplinary analytics projects
  • Multiple published papers and/or patents, contribution to external open source projects

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being an excellent Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your ambitious spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

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.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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