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Statistical Programming Associate Director (Principal Programming Leader)

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-138053 Date posted 10/05/2022

Are you a Statistical Programmer with deep knowledge within clinical development? Would you like to be part of a fast-paced and agile team that has direct strategic impact on drug development, empowered and trusted to innovate and experiment? Join us at AstraZeneca Late-Stage CVRM (Cardiovascular Renal Metabolism) Biometrics to impact a wide range of engaging projects striving to make a difference for millions of patients.


At AstraZeneca, we work at the cutting edge of science to develop the ground-breaking medicines of the future – here we do things that have never been done before. We put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide.


Our Biometrics team consists of Statisticians, Programmers and Information Scientists. We drive optimized clinical program designs, deliver data for analysis, reporting and submissions, plan and perform statistical analyses and interpretation, and drive access to information and scientific knowledge management.

We are now offering an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated individual to join us in the role as Statistical Programming Associate Director within Late CVRM Biometrics. The role is placed at AstraZeneca’s dynamic R&D site in Gaithersburg, MD where you will work in an international environment at the fore front of clinical development.


What you’ll do
As a Statistical Programming Associate Director you are accountable for quality, timely and efficient delivery of project programming work and information management. This position requires profound programming experience and excellent industry knowledge to independently lead implementation of programming activities as well as lead other programmers. This is a leadership role that can have a project or technical focus where you will provide subject matter expertise within the Programming discipline. As an expert within your own field you will act as a specialist within cross-functional teams to deliver continuous improvement.


Essential for the role

  • Degree in Mathematics (i.e., Applied Math, Engineering, etc), Statistics, Computer Science, Life Science or equivalent plus five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as a statistical programmer.

  • Excellent communications skills.

  • Proven programming expertise

  • Thorough knowledge of industry standards and ability to implement them

  • Ability to manage risk in complicated or novel situations

  • Desirable for the role

  • Ability to proactively manage concurrent activities within a project

  • Expertise in multiple programming software such as R or Python

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • 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.

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 recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation 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.

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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