Statistical Science Associate Director (Principal level) – Late Oncology

Statistical Science Associate Director (Principal level) – Late OncologyLocation: Cambridge or Macclesfield, UK or Warsaw, PolandCompetitive salary and benefitsWe are open to discussing working part-time (min 0.8FTE)Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Biostatistics? Would you like to apply your skills to impact the early 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 is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.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 inspires 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 aiming to deliver 6 new molecular entities by 2025.We work on some of the most complex and interesting challenges. A fast-paced and agile team, we are empowered and trusted to innovate and experiment. With access to our extensive capabilities and comprehensive pipeline, you’ll be involved in countless submissions and a wide range of engaging projects along the complete drug development process.What you will do:You will be expected to:Take a leadership role and drive statistical thinking in cross-functional team projects, within an international environmentContribute to strategic planning and quantitative decision making in early clinical development programmesLead the delivery and oversight on drug project(s) and/or studies to time, quality and standards, including partnering with CROs and with ProgrammingParticipate in applying, adapting and/or developing statistical methodologyContribute to development of new procedures and standards to increase quality, efficiency, and effectiveness Depending on your experience, the role may also include:Interactions to influence key stakeholders and governanceActing as a technical expert in interactions with external providers and collaboratorsMentoring and coaching junior staff and supporting them with education and training in statisticsWorking with regulatory agencies, e.g. attending meetings, answering questionsWe offer the chance to influence drug development and the opportunity to gain experience across a range of challenging and exciting projects.Essential in the role:MSc/PhD in Statistics or Mathematics (containing a substantial statistical component) with experience in pharma/healthcare or other relevant areaKnowledge of the technical and regulatory requirements related to the roleLeadership capabilities to be able to lead and direct project workExperience of data analysis and interpretation in a relevant areaStrong knowledge of programming in R and/or SASExcellent written and spoken English. Excellent communication skills (including communicating with non-statisticians) and ability to build strong relationshipsExcellent collaboration skills required – the energy to work across global & functional boundaries, both internally and externallyAbility to apply statistical expertise to complex problems, problem solving and quality focusDesirable in the role, dependent on experience:Experience of programme and study designExperience in the relevant therapeutic areaExperience of regulatory interactionsWhy AstraZeneca?At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.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.Where can I find out more?Our Social Media, Follow AstraZeneca on LinkedI Our dedicated Biometrics page Date role opened: 27 July 2022Date role closed: 27 September 2022

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