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AstraZeneca Biometrics Graduate Programme: Information Scientist - US

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-152439 Date posted 13/11/2022

Biometrics Graduate Programme- Information Science - US

Location: Gaithersburg (US)

Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits

Be at the heart of bringing life-changing medicines to the world!

As part of our Biometrics Graduate Programme for Information Scientists, you’ll be at the heart of the clinical study design, data analytics and interpretation of our innovative portfolio of medicines. Directly influence our mission to provide life-changing treatments and impact the lives of millions of people around the world.

About AstraZeneca

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 diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies. We are a company that genuinely follows the science and values individuals at all levels; you’ll be backed and encouraged to speak up, ask questions, and share ideas to push the boundaries of science and to continuously learn and explore.

At AstraZeneca, Biometrics is the home that supports all aspects of early and late stage drug development. We use our expertise in statistics, programming and clinical data to answer drug development objectives and reduce uncertainty in product development, driving better business decisions with quantitative reasoning.

Our diverse (therapy area aligned) teams of dedicated data experts work collaboratively across early and late phase clinical development, of both small molecules and biologics. This allows us to leverage and fuse our own skills with others to maximise impact. We are always expanding our knowledge to get a broad perspective of our portfolio, to consistently deliver optimised programme design, quality information, analysis and interpretation.

What does the Programme involve?

Being a member of a global, diverse and vibrant team of Information Scientists, you’ll work on real drug development projects and train to gain the skills and knowledge needed to explore your potential for becoming a future Biometrics leader. You will have the opportunity to gain fantastic insights by supporting drug development. Your responsibilities include delivering value to the pipeline through excellence in strategy and delivery, improving decision making, and engaging and shaping the external environment whilst accessing and implementing innovative solutions.

Through excellent analytical skills and the ability to turn ideas into reality through literature review, evidence synthesis, and with modern tools, then the Information Science Programme could kick start your career.

The Programme’s variety and flexibility provides you with outstanding exposure within Information Science and other areas of Biometrics. You will be part of a collaborative team and gain an invaluable blend of on-the-job experience and specific training. With a mentor and a buddy assigned, you will build collaborative relationships with peers, specialists and leaders across our organization which will help to accelerate your career development.

The AstraZeneca Biometrics teamwill help you build your pharmaceutical industry knowledge and   the ‘soft’ skills required to fulfil your career potential.

Essential requirements

  • A 2:1 (UK)/ GPA 3 (US)/ VG Grade (Sweden) or local equivalent BSc in Life Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science gained in 2021, 2022 or 2023

  • Interest in healthcare

  • Proactive problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Collaborative, with a partnership approach to achieving success

  • Demonstrable research skills and basic information handling skills e.g. literature review, knowledge management

  • Analytical thinking

  • Able to demonstrate leadership skills and team working

Desirable Requirements

  • MS/MSc (or equivalent) in Life Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Sciencegained in 2021, 2022 or 2023

  • Experience of working with scientific data

  • Basic knowledge of the drug development process and clinical trials

  • Computational skills and/or data handling skills e.g. proficiency with programming languages, cleaning, organizing and standardizing data

  • Presentation skills & proficiency in communicating complex information to a diverse audience

Why join us?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines to our patients is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be.

Play an essential role in helping patients who need it the most. There is no better place to apply your Biometrics expertise in a new and different way.

Make an impact and kickstart your career!

Where can I find out more? 

Our virtual assessment days will be held week commencing 13th February 2023

Advert Open 14th November 2022

Advert Close 1st january 2023

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.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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