Statistical Science Associate Director
Job Title - Statistical Science Associate Director
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 disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work.
About the role
Job Description / Capsule
The Statistical Science Associate Director has sufficient experience working as a statistician in the pharmaceutical industry to independently perform and lead statistical work within a project, an indication within a more complex project, or be recognized as a methodology expert. This individual is able to lead, and direct Biometrics work either in-house or by partnering with CROs to ensure delivery to quality and time.
We are offering opportunities for Statistical Programmer and Statistical Programmer Leaders at several different career levels, depending on your previous experience. You will join a global, diverse and cross-functional environment where you will get personal and professional development.
The Statistical Science Associate Director may work as a lead statistician
For a project or indication in clinical or preclinical therapeutic areas
Leading the delivery and oversight of a multiple studies/indications within a project, potentially as a Global Project Statistician for a standard drug project
Contributing to statistical methodological advances
The accountabilities for supporting projects directly include:
Lead the statistical thinking and contributions to the delivery of studies, development plans, regulatory strategy, health technology assessment, and/or commercial activities
Direct project work, including statistical staff and/or CRO partners, to ensure delivery to standards, quality, and time
Develop design options and provide high-quality decision support to enable the business to make informed decisions about a study or project
Quantify the benefit, risk, value, and uncertainty of the emerging asset/product profile
Investigate and apply novel statistical approaches, for relevant statistical issues and/or regulatory guidance and/or value demonstration, including modeling and simulation
Mentor/coach and support the education and training of statistics staff
The accountabilities for supporting statistical methodological advances include:
Ability to consult across project teams within the area of expertise
Application of expert skills to investigate, and apply novel statistical approaches, for relevant statistical issues and/or regulatory guidance and/or value demonstration, including modelling and simulation
Produce pragmatic solutions, often within a tight timescale where the emphasis will be to deliver first, then refine and develop solutions thereafter
Contribute to/or lead the development of a process improvement and/or capability area within the department
Establish and improve standards and best practice, apply novel statistical approaches to increase effectiveness and efficiency
Interact with external scientists and represent AstraZeneca Biometrics externally via publications and presentations on novel statistical approaches and best practice
Mentor/coach and support the education and training of statistics staff in the technical arena.
Education, Qualifications, and Experience
MSc/Ph.D. in Statistics, Mathematics (containing a substantial statistical component), or recognized equivalent to stats M.Sc.
Strong knowledge of programming in R and/or SAS
Knowledge of the technical and regulatory requirements related to the role
Excellent communication skills and ability to build strong relationships
Usually, PhD in Statistics or a relevant topic
Experience of independent research
Project Management Skills
Proficiency in SAS and R/Python languages
Knowledge of Bayesian statistics from theory to computation is a plus
Track record of research and methodological development in Statistics, supported by scientific publications in first class statistical journals.
WHY JOIN US?
We’re a network of high-reaching self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering premier technology and data solutions.
We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. Put simply, it’s because we make a significant impact. Everything we do matters.
SO, WHAT’S NEXT?
Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.
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