AstraZeneca Graduate Programme: Statistical Programming – UK

Biometrics Graduate Programme- Statistical Programmer

Location: Cambridge, UK

Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits

Be at the heart of bringing life-changing medicines to the world!

As part of our Biometrics Graduate Programme, you’ll be at the heart of the clinical study design, data analytics and interpretation of our innovative portfolio of medicines. Directly influence our mission to provide life-changing treatments and impact the lives of millions of people around the world.

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 biopharmaceutical companies. We are a company that genuinely follows the science and values individuals at all levels; you’ll be backed and encouraged to speak up, ask questions, and share ideas to push the boundaries of science and to continuously learn and explore.

At AstraZeneca, Biometrics is the home that supports all aspects of early and late stage drug development. We use our expertise in statistics, programming and clinical data to answer drug development objectives and reduce uncertainty in product development, driving better business decisions with quantitative reasoning.

Our diverse (therapy area aligned) teams of dedicated data experts work collaboratively across early and late phase clinical development, of both small molecules and biologics. This allows us to leverage and fuse our own skills with others to maximise impact. We are always expanding our knowledge to get a broad perspective of our portfolio, to consistently deliver optimised programme design, quality information, analysis and interpretation.

What does the Programme involve?

Being a member of a global, diverse and vibrant team of Statistical Programmers, you’ll work on real drug development projects and train to gain the skills and knowledge needed to explore your potential for becoming a future Biometrics leader. You will have the opportunity to gain fantastic insights by supporting drug development. Your daily responsibilities will include programming support to deliver technical programming and information components of clinical studies or drug projects, such as generating analysis datasets and statistical reporting for the product in development.

The Programme’s variety and flexibility provides you with outstanding exposure within Statistical Programming and other areas of Biometrics. You will be part of a collaborative team and gain an invaluable blend of on-the-job experience and specific training. With a mentor and a buddy assigned, you will build collaborative relationships with peers, specialists and leaders across our organization which will help to accelerate your career development.

The Astrazeneca Biometrics team, will help you build your pharmaceutical industry knowledge and the ‘soft’ skills required to fulfil your career potential.

Essential requirements

  • A 2:1 (UK)/ GPA 3 (US)/ VG Grade (Sweden) or local equivalent BSc in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or Life Science gained in 2020, 2021 or 2022
  • Passion for programming and curious about pharmaceutical development
  • Proactive problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills
  • Planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Collaborative, with a partnership approach to achieving success
  • Good level of written and spoken English

Desirable Requirements

  • Database and/or clinical trial awareness
  • Programming knowledge of SAS or R

Why join us?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines to our patients is about being entrepreneurial – finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be.

Play an essential role in helping patients who need it the most. There is no better place to apply your Biometrics expertise in a new and different way.

Make an impact and kickstart your career!

Where can I find out more?

Biometrics Graduate Programme: https://careers.astrazeneca.com/biometrics-and-information-graduate-programme

Biometrics at AstraZeneca: https://careers.astrazeneca.com/biometrics

Advert Opens: 11th Jan 2022

Advert Closes: 6th March 2022

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