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AstraZeneca Biometrics Graduate Programme:    Statistics - US

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-152430 Date posted 13/11/2022

Biometrics Graduate Programme- Statistics US

Location: Gaithersburg

Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits

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

As part of our Biometrics Graduate Programme, 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?

We have opportunities targeted at Statisticians with little or no experience in the pharmaceutical industry to work across all stages of development statistics activities. In this permanent position, you will spend the first two years at AstraZeneca working in a structured training programme, working on drug development projects. In addition, you will receive on-the-job statistical training and be part of a global training programme for Biometrics Graduates.

You will work in a highly collaborative team including quantitative, technical, regulatory and scientific expertise and together with your colleagues contribute to the design, analysis, interpretation, documentation and regulatory submission of our drug development programs.

Essential requirements

  • MS/MSc (or equivalent) and/or PhD in Statistics/Maths - preferably with a strong mathematical/statistical foundation. Your MS/MSc/PhD in Statistics or Maths should be gained in 2021, 2022 or 2023.
  • As our work is conducted cross-functionally on global projects, good collaboration, communication and influencing skills are important
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Attention to detail, with an ability to see the ‘big picture’ at the same time
  • Passion for applying your statistical skills and an interest in pharmaceutical development

Desirable requirements

  • PhD in Statistics/Maths - preferably with a strong mathematical/statistical foundation.

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 statistical knowledge in a new and different way.

Make an impact and kickstart your career!

Where can I find out more?

Biometrics Graduate Programme: https://careers.astrazeneca.com/biometrics-and-information-graduate-programme

Biometrics at AstraZeneca: https://careers.astrazeneca.com/biometrics

Our virtual assessment day will likely be held week commencing 13th February

Advert Opens: 14th November 2022

Advert Closes: 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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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.