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Specialist Programmer - Clinical Statistical Programming

Location Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Job ID R-140670 Date posted 13/06/2022



Leverage technology to impact patients and ultimately save lives

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, information technology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the IT strategy in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!


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.


It’s a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross- functionally and broadly together.


The Specialist Programmer II is primarily responsible for providing support to deliver technical programming and information components of low to medium scope and complexity projects. They will act as a contributor on cross-functional teams to deliver continuous improvement. This role works under the general direction and support of an experienced programmer.

Typical Accountabilities

Apply computer science and information technology for the development and maintenance of medium complexity tools and related processes supporting the Biometrics analysis and innovation process.

Support the development of programming standards/best practice or techniques to improve the quality, compliance and efficiency of deliverables for overall AZ programming community effectiveness.

Support the development and implementation of policies, procedures and objectives for own work or team.

Support evaluations of Biometrics tools and efficiencies in collecting different types of data and production of analysis.

Support for the design, development and maintenance of single point Biometrics processes and tools supporting analysis and innovation.

Ensure computer system validation compliance for production tools for audit ready state.

Leads quality of own deliverables and completeness of applicable quality and process documentation.

Seeks to acquire knowledge of computer science and/or information technology and or programming.

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


At least 6 years of relevant work experience.

  • BSc (or local equivalent) in Mathematics, Statistics, Informatics, Life or Social Sciences or equivalent experience.

  • Experienced in developing programming utilities and tools.

  • Proficient in SAS programming (and/or other programming languages).

  • Proficient with CDISC data standards.

  • High-level understanding of Analysis and Reporting within Clinical Development.

  • High-level understanding of Data Management within Clinical Development.

  • Ability to apply problem solving and quality focused.

  • Understanding of compliance principles.

  • Good communication skills in both written and spoken English.

  • Good collaboration skills.


  • Understanding of other programming languages (e.g. R, Java, Groovy, Spotfire, C/C++, VBA/VBS, .NET, Python, Pearl) would be advantageous.

  • Audit experience.


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.


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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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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