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Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-110065 Date posted 02/06/2021

Register your interest for an Information Practice role

Location: Cambridge (UK), Gaithersburg (US)

Competitive salary and benefits

Are you a Clinical Information Scientist – experienced or in the beginning of your career? If you would like to apply your expertise in a global company pushing the boundaries of science – join us!

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.

We work on some of the most complex and interesting challenges. A fast-paced and agile team, we are empowered and trusted to innovate and experiment. With access to our extensive capabilities and comprehensive pipeline, you’ll be involved in countless submissions and a wide range of engaging projects along the complete drug development process.

We are offering opportunities for Clinical Information Scientist and Scientist 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.

In this role you will support global clinical directors and trial design teams in finding and structuring clinical information driving optimal designs for late stage drug development. It sits within our Information Practice unit who enterprise reuse of clinical information and knowledge retention for better informed decision-making and clinical development.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Embedded within dynamic oncology drug project teams, you will ascertain and deliver the information clinical teams need to assist them in making decisions driving the drug development process. For example, using a variety of information sources such as ClinicalTrials.Gov, BioMed Tracker, and internal clinical databases.

You will also contribute to key drug meetings and committees by establishing the scope, goals and deliverables supporting business goals in collaboration with senior management and decision makers.

The significant areas for contribution are:

Clinical Design

  • Support decision-making in clinical design by identifying, extracting and presenting back meaningful facts and data via internal and external information sources
  • Building a repository of key data bringing together key historical decisions for wide team to use and refer to (build the memory of clinical trials ranging from Phase IIb thru registration and life cycle management)
  • Contribute to the design team by collaborating with project stakeholders to plan and schedule project timelines, while tracking project landmarks and preparing progress reports

Disseminate key clinical information

  • Using techniques such as: text mining, data visualisation, competitor intelligence, and bench-marking extract key relevant information proactively enabling clinical drug design decision makers to make timely and objective decisions
  • Facilitate access to complex information for the drug project and ensure access to and (re)use of clinical information, documents and data

Essential Requirements

To succeed in this opportunity, you will have a real passion for 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’ll be excited by the prospect of being embedded within late stage drug development projects. An excellent communicator with great listening skills, who can absorb information and respond in a concise manner.

In addition, you will also have:

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in a Life Science
  • Sound understanding of the pharmaceutical clinical drug development process (with a preference for late-stage drug development)
  • Good understanding of project management techniques and methods
  • Experience in clinical information or science information setting in the application of information and knowledge management (settings could include, but are not limited to clinical drug development, medical writing, medical affairs, clinical operations, competitor intelligence, regulatory intelligence)
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask; can set priorities and follow a timeline
  • Great attention to detail

Why AstraZeneca?

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, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.
  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

Where can I find out more?

Date advert opened: 2nd June 2021

Date advert closed for applications: 31st December 2021



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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