Business Analyst - Biologics Discovery Platform

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time

Posted


Business Analyst - Biologics Discovery Platform

Cambridge, UK

Competitive Salary and Benefits


At AstraZeneca, we're not just about creating life-changing medicines; we're about creating a culture of innovation and collaboration. We have taken on an ambitious goal of revolutionizing antibody discovery at AstraZeneca by significantly reducing the time it takes to discover a clinical candidate using world-class technology and advanced data & AI capabilities. To support this initiative, we are building the Biologics Discovery Platform within R&D IT. We're looking for a Senior Business Analyst who can operate strategically at an enterprise level on large scale business change with high levels of complexity and risk. If you're someone who can set clear direction for others, demonstrating high levels of inclusion and cultural sensitivity, then this is the role for you!

Accountabilities
As a Senior Business Analyst for the Biologics Discovery Platform within R&D IT, you will partner with biologics discovery scientists, Senior Business Partner, and Senior Program Manager, taking responsibility to deliver high quality cases, business process designs and ensure that proposed solutions meet established AstraZeneca quality and compliance standards and business solution needs. You will determine the process and requirements management methodology practices within their function, ensuring that the methodology, quality, and compliance standards are adhered to. You will also mentor other Business Analysts to develop their skills and share standard methodologies in relevant communities of practice.

Essential Skills/Experience:
- Bachelor's Degree
- Significant working with complex integrated systems, preferably in molecular biology and antibody discovery in a pharmaceutical research organization
- Experience of mentoring, coaching or developing others
- Demonstrable experience of successfully deploying a variety of business analysis tools/techniques to enable business change
- Pharmaceutical business domain knowledge, ideally around drug discovery
- Practical usage of Agile Methodology in building and managing relationships with partners such as the Product Owners/Managers, Business Relationship Manager, Enterprise Architects, Developers, Client Services, User Experience Leads (UX) and other partners.
- Strong engagement, communication, and collaborator management skills
- Experience in gathering business requirements by conducting interviews, organizing workshops, and analyzing existing documentation
- Experience working in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders with diverse requirements and assisting in prioritization for product success
- Experience of virtual collaboration to lead, shape and develop innovative solutions
- Experience of working with and managing third party suppliers/vendors
- Experience of managing high levels of risk by making complex judgements, developing innovative solutions, and applying a comprehensive multi-functional and industry understanding.

Desirable Skills/Experience:
- Degree in life sciences, preferably in molecular biology and formal certification in business analysis practice
- Lean SIGMA training
- Experience of working in a global organization with complex/geographical context
- User Centred Design (User Experience, User Interface Design and Business Process Design) Cross industry business awareness/business domain knowledge.

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.

At AstraZeneca, we're not just about creating life-changing medicines; we're about creating a culture of innovation and collaboration. We have taken on an ambitious goal of revolutionizing antibody discovery at AstraZeneca by significantly reducing the time it takes to discover a clinical candidate using world-class technology and advanced data & AI capabilities. To support this initiative, we are building the Biologics Discovery Platform within R&D IT. We're looking for a Senior Business Analyst who can operate strategically at an enterprise level on large scale business change with high levels of complexity and risk. If you're someone who can set clear direction for others, demonstrating high levels of inclusion and cultural sensitivity, then this is the role for you!

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply now and join us in our journey to discover the next life-changing medicine!

Date Posted

19-Apr-2024

Closing Date

21-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.