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Senior Business Analyst - Early Science R&D IT

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Waltham, Massachusetts, United States Job ID R-119808 Date posted 28/09/2021

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, lab IT systems and early science research? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact internal IT processes and standards for business analysis and design in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

The Senior Business Analyst has deep practical experience in the role, with repeated practice performing business analysis and design in a variety of complex situations, working strategically at an enterprise level on large scale business change with high levels complexity and risk. The Senior Business Analyst operates with a high level of interactive communication to set a clear direction for others, demonstrating high levels of inclusion and cultural sensitivity.

The role will partner with the Business Relationship Manager to ensure the quality of business cases, oversee business process design and ensure that proposed solutions meet established AstraZeneca quality and compliance standards and customer experience needs.

The Senior Business Analyst will determine the process and requirements management methodology practices within their function, ensuring that the methodology, quality, and compliance standards are adhered to; contributing to internal IT processes and standards for business analysis and design. In addition, the Senior Business Analyst will mentor other Business Analysts to develop their skills and share best practices in relevant communities of practice.

Ideal candidates must have these essential skills:

  • Strong understanding of SDLC , including strategic planning, early assessment, phased/agile implementation, process design, project management, etc.
  • Experience of leading business analysis for major pharma’s lab IT systems (e.g., ELN, LIMS, Omics, etc.)

Ideal candidates should also have at least one of these education/experience backgrounds:

  • Doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD)  in relevant scientific fields (e.g., Chemistry, Molecular Biology) plus more than 5 years’ experience in major biotech, pharmaceutical companies or consulting firms
  • Bachelor degree in relevant scientific fields (e.g., Chemistry, Molecular Biology) plus more than 10 years’ experience in major biotech, pharmaceutical companies or consulting firms

Why AstraZeneca?

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 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. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

AstraZeneca has taken critical steps to protecting colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants.  COVID-19 vaccination is required for all US employees, and weekly PCR COVID-19 testing is required for those who are unvaccinated or have an approved accommodation.

So, what’s next!

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?

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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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