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Meet Ylva

Meet Ylva Sunesson, part of our Science and Enabling Units IT team

Ylva Sunesson

Tell me a little about you and your role at AstraZeneca?

I have been with AstraZeneca a little bit over three years and came from the biotech and university world to big pharma. In the role I have today my diverse background in informatics and computational chemistry is very useful as I have a lot of interactions with the drug projects and functions in the early research to understand their needs in terms of information. When I have understood their needs I need to find, combine, digest and present the relevant information in a suitable way for the specific case.

What’s the most enjoyable aspect of working in Science and Enabling Units IT?

The people, and to know that I work with the drug projects and strategy teams in a very concrete way which in the prolongation will make the life better for patients.

How do you feel your role impacts AstraZeneca’s bold ambition of delivering life-changing medicines?

My role impacts the strategy of AstraZeneca’s innovative medicine’s unit as part of the guidance for future areas of research as well as capabilities. In a short-term perspective, I also impact the drug projects progress and strategies.

What are you most passionate about in your role?

By using efficient workflows and technologies being able to deliver the right information in a suitable format at the right time, especially in the unique first-time cases including data transformation and analysis.

How has AstraZeneca helped you achieve your personal career aspirations?

By making temporary and permanent positions visible and easy to apply for when interested.

How would you describe the culture of Science and Enabling Units IT?

A diverse environment where everybody works together to make top quality deliveries to science. You know that you always have someone to ask about the stuff which is not your area of expertise and that you will get a reliable and honest answer.

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