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12-Month Oncology Programming Placement Student

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-121851 Date posted 19/10/2021

12-Month Oncology Programming Placement Student

Locations:  Cambridge (UK)

Salary: Competitive

Our science lives beyond our labs – our global perspective means we use talent and expertise from all over the world to make our medicines a success. Do you want to be part of a team of supportive, collaborative and likeminded peers and develop your expertise? AstraZeneca seeks Student Statisticians and Statistical Programmers to join the Oncology Biometrics functions.  

AstraZeneca (AZ) is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business. We are one of only a handful of companies that spans the full development lifecycle from drug discovery to the commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we are more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. A strong set of values guide our work, and we are resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be by truly following the science.

Oncology Biometrics is the home of early and late stage drug development biometrics activity at AstraZeneca. We support all aspects of clinical development, including strategy, clinical trial design, data collection, programming and analyses, data reporting and interpretation to inform quality decision making on AstraZeneca’s drug projects. Our goal is to deliver value to the drug development pipeline through excellence in strategy and delivery, improving decision making, and engaging and shaping the external environment whilst accessing and implementing innovative solutions.


We have two placement opportunities for undergraduate students to work in the pharmaceutical industry within Early Oncology Biometrics Team (statistical programming).  You will receive on the job training and work alongside Biometrics colleagues working on real drug development projects.  

As a member of the Early Oncology Biometrics  team, you can expect to

  • gain experience of the drug development process,
  • develop R/SAS programming skills,
  • gain experience in data handling, analysis and interpretation
  • participate in and contribute to internal programming forums   

You will also have the opportunity to enhance your transferable skills by presenting your work within AZ that will enhance your communication skills.

Essential Candidate Requirements:

Currently undertaking an undergraduate mathematics or statistics degree with the opportunity to spend 1 year in industry starting in September 2022

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this role please click and apply online providing answers to all of the questions **You are not required to upload a CV**

Closing Date for Applications: Dec  2nd 2021 with interviews expected to take place  in January 2022

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.

10000036 A UNUN R&D Oncology (Susan Galbraith (07016555)) (85008610)

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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.