Clinical Information Science Associate Director - Vaccines & Immune Therapies
Clinical Information Science Associate Director– Vaccines & Immune Therapies
Location: Cambridge (UK); Gaithersburg, Wilmington, Durham (US);
Competitive salary and benefits on offer
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. Most importantly, we do meaningful work that changes lives. It’s our purpose that drives us, every day.
The Vaccines and Immune Therapies (V&I) unit has been crafted to optimise AstraZeneca’s portfolio of vaccines and antibodies for infectious diseases. The creation of this unit reflects AstraZeneca’s strong commitment and focus on this area, developing and implementing scientific advancements, while positively impacting the lives of patients worldwide.
The Biopharmaceuticals Research & Development, Late-stage Development, V&I drives late-stage development of our innovative pipeline, including RSV, influenza & COVID-19, transforming exciting science into valued new medicines and ensuring patients around the world can access them.
If you are passionate about science and data-driven decision making, explore the possibility of joining us as a Clinical Information Science Associate Director within the V&I unit.
The position sits within our Information Practice unit in V&I Biometrics who drives optimal use and value of clinical information and scientific knowledge retention for better informed decision-making in clinical development. You will be part of a truly distributed team and you will support the drug development process by providing scientific information (literature, data analytics, digital clinical visualizations) for clinical drug development. V&I Information Practice also delivers information and data supporting the projects portfolio decisions via strategic information initiatives, applying knowledge of external environment and trends for internal information needs.
What you’ll do
As a Clinical Information Science Associate Director, you will deliver / lead the delivery of information to make drug development decisions, making you an authority on innovative use of information and data to help shape our trials and portfolio. You will use a variety of information sources such as scientific literature, competitive intelligence, internal and external clinical trial databases and techniques such as specialist information search and analysis, data visualization and benchmarking to extract and present key relevant information. You will be accountable for Information Practice delivery in one or more drug projects in V&I by own contribution or leadership of other information practice staff.
Your accountabilities will include:
- Support decision-making in clinical design, submission and interpretation by identifying, benchmarking, extracting and presenting back meaningful facts and data
- Use or understand techniques such as: text mining and data visualization extracting key relevant information enabling timely and objective clinical study design decision
- Plan and work independently and take responsibility for specific deliveries within a drug project, and ensure high quality is built into deliverables
Essential for the role
To succeed in this opportunity, you will have a real passion for vaccine and infection diseases, clinical data and information – in particular knowing what information you require, how to seek it out, and how to share it with the teams in an insightful way. You will be an excellent communicator, with a strong team focus who enjoys collaborating to achieve the best results.
In addition, you will have:
- Advanced degree in Life Science (PhD, , MD, but Masters’ degrees will also be considered)
- Deep understanding of the pharmaceutical clinical drug development process
- Significant experience / proven track record in the application of information and knowledge management in a clinical or scientific setting
- Good written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills and proficiency in communicating complex information to a diverse audience
- Strong organisational skills with the ability to multitask, set priorities and follow a timeline
- Great attention to detail
- An interest in coaching and developing more junior team members
Desirable for the role
- Experience in clinical development of vaccines or antibodies for infectious diseases
This is an exciting opportunity for professional growth in areas of drug development, science, and leadership.
So, what’s next!
Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have a seat available and we hope it’s yours. We welcome with your application; CV and cover letter, no later than 23rd October 2022
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. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.
AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.