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Statistical Science Associate Director, Late Oncology

Location Waltham, Massachusetts, United States South San Francisco, California, United States Job ID R-119204 Date posted 08/10/2021

Those who join AstraZeneca feel a sense of ownership about their future. They thrive with a recognized leader in the industry.  AstraZeneca is an agile, fast-moving and emerging industry leader in oncology. We are a nimble organization that values smart risk-takers. With AstraZeneca, you will be applying a creative approach to science while being at the forefront of a strong and rich pipeline of cutting-edge medicines.Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance science, technology and medicine to develop products designed to help people live better lives. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, integrity and growth opportunities. 

Our Oncology Pipeline

Our robust pipeline includes investigational therapies in varied stages of clinical development, from recently approved products to earlier-stage molecules in clinical trials. We aspire to transform the lives of cancer patients, working to eliminate cancer as a cause of death in the future.

We are currently looking for experienced Principal Statisticians to work at the heart of our late-phase clinical project teams. Your proven statistical expertise will be a key influence on our clinical program designs, informing our decision making and driving best practice.


Main responsibilities:

  • Execute strategic, statistical thinking and contributions to clinical development plans

  • Through collaboration with experts, develop design options and provide quantitative decision support

  • Innovate and improve study design through adaptive design and Bayesian methods, including trial simulation

  • Improve statistical methodology, processes and delivery activities

  • Oversee internal and external statisticians in the delivery of analysis and reporting

  • Interpret and present clinical trial results

Essential requirements:

  • A Statistics, Mathematics, or related MSc Degree

  • Direct experience of clinical trials, ideally in pharmaceuticals or healthcare

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • A collaborative mindset

  • Genuine commitment to drive innovation to advance statistical science

  • Oncology experience would be an advantage

Preferred:

  • Ph.D. Statistics or Mathematics with Statistical component

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.



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.

50056349 E CDBT R&D Oncology (Susan Galbraith (07016555)) (85008610)

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