Head of Centre for Oncology Data Excellence

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Type: Full time


Join us in our ambitious journey to eliminate cancer as a cause of death. As the Head of Centre for Oncology Data Excellence, you will lead a team focused on delivering best-in-class scientifically rigorous research to support the Evidence Generation organization. You will be part of the fastest growing team within AstraZeneca and across the industry, with countless new indications and targets in our game-changing pipeline.

You will be responsible for identifying data needs across the Global Medical Oncology Portfolio, building the scientific/data narrative of the data value proposition, and developing global cross brand/asset data strategies. You will also lead on the development of data strategy business cases, lead the Centre for Oncology Data Excellence, and engage with multiple stakeholders to provide data and statistical insights and analysis.

Essential Skills/Experience:
- Minimum 10 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry with MS degree or doctoral degree (PharmD, PhD, MD) in epidemiology, outcomes research, statistics and/or related disciplines.
- Recognised as a subject matter expert with deep technical expertise with research methods for real world research, epidemiology, HEOR projects.
- Able to evaluate, interpret and present highly complex data for a series of studies (prospective and retrospective).
- Scientific and business expertise in oncology with a strong understanding of key global and regional issues and concerns.
- Significant understanding of research methodologies and statistics.
- Proven ability with a track record of success in developing and leading teams.
- Demonstrated expertise in analytical, judgment and problem-solving skills.

Desirable Skills/Experience:
- PhD in scientific discipline
- Expert reputation within the business and industry
- Extensive knowledge of the latest technical and regulatory expectations
- Operational expertise in risk management and contingency planning
- Familiarity with the latest research and thinking
- Effective problem and conflict resolution skills and proven team focus

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?
We’re all here to make an impact – to achieve our bold ambition of eliminating cancer as a cause of death. In the Oncology Business Unit we relentlessly follow the science, challenging the status quo to deliver more effective treatments to patients in need. Our commitment means we purposefully push back the limits of knowledge to change the practice of medicine. To ensure no patient is left behind, no matter what stage of disease. We are entrepreneurial, we welcome responsibility, stepping up to take accountability as we operate in complexity and at scale. We are driven by a fast-paced environment and a bold ambition to one day eliminate cancer as a cause of death.

Ready to make your impact? Apply now!

Date Posted


Closing Date

14-Apr-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.