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Location Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Job ID R-146029 Date posted 01/03/2023

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Biostats? Would you like to apply your skills to impact all phases of drug development and regulatory interactions, in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

AstraZeneca in Canada

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, AstraZeneca has been recognized as a Greater Toronto Area Top Employer for eight straight years. We pride ourselves on crafting a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, ambitious thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe.

To best support our employees in balancing personal and work commitments, we’ve adopted a hybrid model of working that gives employees flexibility in how they manage their time. Our head office and BlueSky Hub in downtown Toronto are purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

Our dedication to sustainability is also central to our culture and part of what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected which is why we’re taking ambitious action to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention.

Our Oncology Pipeline

Join the team dedicated to Oncology, with an ambition to eliminate cancer as a cause of death. It’s our big vision that unites and encourages us. With multiple indications and high-quality molecules at all stages of our innovative pipeline, we keep pushing forward. Fusing cutting-edge science with the latest technology to achieve breakthroughs. Backed by investment, we are striving to deliver 6 new molecular entities by 2025.

Our robust pipeline includes investigational therapies in varied stages of clinical development, from recently approved products to earlier-stage molecules in clinical trials.

Our Position

As a Statistician, you will provide statistical expertise in the design of experimental work and evaluate and interpret experimental results in research projects and clinical trials, referring to more senior Statistical experts where necessary. You will manage own work to schedule/quality and will apply a range of Statistical methods. You will be able to solve complex problems within own area and will participate in multi disciplinary teams.

Main responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate independence in providing statistical support for standard design and interpretation of study data

  • Under guidance of a more experienced statistician will undertake design and analysis of complex studies, and provide suport broader programs, which may include preclinical studies, complex regulatory submissions or commercialization activities and/or high level internal governance committee interactions

  • Analyze internal and external information to inform design decisions and the development of decision criteria

  • Apply modelling and simulation to inform study design, assess robustness of results etc.

  • Develop a Statistical Analysis Plan for study and/or project delivery

  • Produce analysis, supporting graphics and analysis tables for standard studies, such as study reports, Global Medical Affairs studies or publications

  • Able to interpret, summarize and communicate results of standard studies

  • Apply statistical methodology to improve the process and delivery activities

  • Contribute to building new ways of working to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness

  • Accountable for the quality of their statistical work; provide discipline-specific understanding, insight and constructive challenge and self-aware of own development needs


  • A Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, or related MSc Degree; Ph.D. Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics with Statistical component is an asset

  • Competent statistical programmer (SAS and R)

  • Knowledge of key technical and regulatory requirements

  • Experience of design, analysis and reporting of preclinical or clinical studies in more than one setting

  • Strong communication skills with a team-based approach toward work

  • Oncology experience would be an advantage

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Are you interested in working at AZ, apply today!

AstraZeneca is committed to taking every reasonable precaution to protect employees, our customers and the healthcare systems in the communities in which we serve. In an effort to protect the wellbeing of our employees and customers, full COVID-19 vaccination is a crucial requirement of all positions at AstraZeneca. As such, all offers of employment will be conditional upon either (i) proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or (ii) proof of need for accommodation under relevant human rights legislation, and AstraZeneca’s determination that the requested accommodation can be provided without undue hardship.  You will be required to submit proof of full vaccination or proof of need for accommodation during our background screening process.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by

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.

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