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12 Month Information Practice Placement Student

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-121930 Date posted 20/10/2021

12-Month Information Practice 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 Information Scientists to join the 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.

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, 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 one placement opportunity for an undergraduate student to work in the pharmaceutical industry within Oncology Biometrics Team, as a Clinical Information Scientist supporting both early and late phase drug projects.  You will receive on the job training and work alongside Biometrics colleagues working on real drug development projects.  

As a member of Oncology Biometrics’ Information Practice team, you can expect to

  • gain experience of the drug development process,
  • apply in practice your scientific, biological, or data science education
  • develop scientific literature search skills and NLP software application,
  • capture and retain knowledge for easy retrieval to support decision-making,
  • contribute to internal Functional 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 biological science, information sciences or data science/analytics 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.

Closing Date for Applications: 2nd December 2021 with interviews expected to take place during early 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.