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Data Science and AI Junior Project Manager

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-087365 Date posted 07/23/2020

Data Science and AI Junior Project Manager

Cambridge, Gaithersburg, Gothenburg

Competitive Salary & Benefits

At AstraZeneca, we’re not afraid to do things differently. We’re building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening up new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together!

We are recruiting for a talented Data Science & AI Junior Project Manager who can lead small projects or support large projects/programmes.  You will have a working knowledge of project management methodologies, tools and templates and contribute to the development and maintenance of work products or change programmes. You will also ensure that business requirements are effectively captured, and will be responsible for effective tracking and reporting of project management information and highlighting and supporting resolution of areas of risk in project delivery.


  • Develops and manages execution of project plans for projects or programmes, including activities, resources, costs, roles, responsibilities and quality and ensures tracking of the project delivering on time and on budget
  • Provides support to the Project Manager in planning, managing, and monitoring major projects from concepts through implementation and may also manage own smaller projects.
  • Drives and assists in the initiation, coordination and analysis of resource allocation, financial controls and documentation preparation
  • Effectively manages changes to project/programme scopes
  • Establishes relationships with business stakeholders to capture business requirements and ensure their understanding and commitment to the project/programme objectives
  • Provides support to the departments by gathering and analysing data in the establishment and/or maintenance of corporate business processes, procedures and policies
  • Prepares presentation materials for management reports
  • Develops online management reports and key performance parameters
  • Evaluates and monitors the performance and efficiency of programs to ensure that program implementation is on target
  • Assists with the preparation of a variety of reports covering budget status, forecast reports and other management reports
  • Works with project staff to prepare cost application and budgets for new business development
  • Works on overall project planning through reporting on project schedules and deliverables

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of managing small projects/programmes or in a similar role
  • Well-developed organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Stakeholder management
  • Budget management
  • Experience of working with third party suppliers
  • Experience of working application of policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Life science degree, business degree (or similar degree) or relevant experience
  • This role must be based in either Cambridge, UK; Gaithersburg, USA; or Gothenburg, Sweden


  • Data Science and AI experience
  • Experience of working in a global organisation with complex/geographical context

Next Steps – Apply Now !


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.

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