Do you have expertise in, and a passion for research and development on AI based solutions for non-invasive imaging supporting drug development and biomarker discovery programs ? would you like to apply your expertise to impact the clinical imaging (PET/CT/MRI) and data analysis in Translational Medicine, in active scientific exchange with the computer vision and AI community in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

Site description

Welcome to Computational Pathology Munich, one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities, it’s important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. To help you maintain your best self, here’s a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you: After-work events, Lunch & Learns, Bright and spacious environment, Sustainable office working environment, Networking events, family and childcare support and of course the Alps around the corner for hiking, biking and skiing.

Business area

In the Oncology Business Unit we relentlessly follow the science, challenging the status quo to deliver more effective treatments to patients in need. Our dedication 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. Fast-paced, it takes agility and responsiveness to stay committed in our pursuit of excellence. We work with focus to seek the unanswered questions – innovating, challenging accepted norms, quick decision-making and taking smart risks. A place of trust, it’s an opportunity to take accountability, be brave, speak up, step up and redefine Oncology, now and in the future. Be a part of improving lives. This is the time to join the team who is confident that cures for cancer are within our grasp.

What you’ll do

Scope of responsibilities include research and development on AI based solutions for non-invasive imaging supporting drug development and biomarker discovery programs, in close collaboration with interfacing functions at global AstraZeneca, contributing to clinical imaging (PET/CT/MRI) and data analysis in Translational Medicine, in active scientific exchange with the computer vision and AI community.

  • Generate decisive data based on the image analysis of non-invasive imaging modalities to advance the Early Oncology drug and biomarker development programs.

  • Further develop and apply latest artificial intelligence methods to support image and data analysis in Translational Medicine.

  • Contribute to method and software research and development across multiple functions in the larger organization.

  • Disseminate knowledge, best practices and developed algorithms and software tools to internal audiences in project meetings, AI seminars, documentation and code libraries, and to the external academic community with conference presentations and journal publications.

  • Collaborate closely with project stakeholders and interfacing functions such as pathology, quality assurance, data management, software development, data science and bioinformatics.

Essential for the role

  • M. Sc. or Ph.D. in computer science, physics, mathematics or related scientific discipline or relevant experience

  • Track record of publications in the field of computer vision and artificial intelligence.

  • In-depth knowledge of software development using Python, deep learning and scientific compute libraries.

  • Excellent communication and social skills while working in interdisciplinary, international and globally distributed project teams.

  • Must be able to work independently on multiple tasks in a high paced environment, be dedicated, detail oriented and constantly innovating.

Desirable for the role

  • Project experience in analyzing radiology images and correlating radiomics features with response to therapy.

  • Experience in data analysis and at least one dedicated software environment dedicated to data analysis (Python/pandas, R, SAS, etc.). Knowledge of statistical methods for data analysis (incl. feature selection and survival analysis).

  • Working in an agile project team using SCRUM or a similar framework.

  • Project management skills including project resource estimation, milestone planning, delivery definition, and financial overview.

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, 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? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

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

  • If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to Louise Bennett

Competitive salary package and benefits

Close Date: 05/12/2021

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