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Statistician for early clinical trials in BioPharmaceuticals R&D

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Location: Gothenburg / Warsaw / Cambridge / Gaithersburg


Would you like to be a part of a group with direct strategic impact on drug development that plays a key role in getting new medicines to patients who need them? 

At AstraZeneca, we’re applying leading-edge approaches to science across many business areas – within Early Biometrics & Statistical Innovation (EB&SI), our data-centric focus helps us work efficiently and creatively to bring the right medicines to the right patients. Our teams use their expertise in statistics and programming to address drug development objectives and reduce uncertainty in product development, driving better business decisions with quantitative reasoning.

We are recruiting Statisticians to join our growing Early stage portfolio at principal level or higher depending on your previous experience . Our main therapy areas are Cardiovascular, Renal, and Metabolism (CVRM) and Respiratory & Immunology (R&I). We welcome your application.

As part of Data Science and AI, you’ll use technology at the forefront of science in a creative environment, with the scope to develop new statistical ideas and approaches and apply them in your work.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

You will be expected to:
• Take a leadership role and drive statistical thinking in cross-functional team projects
• Contribute to strategic planning and quantitative decision making
• Participate in adapting and developing statistical methodology
• Contribute 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 governance
• Acting as a technical expert in interactions with external providers and collaborators 
• Coaching junior staff and supporting them with education and training in statistics
• Working with regulatory agencies, e.g. attending meetings, answering questions

We offer the chance to influence drug development and the opportunity to gain experience across a range of challenging and exciting projects. 


The minimum required education is a M.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline such as statistics, biostatistics, or mathematical statistics. Excellent written and spoken English is also required. Proven experience from drug development or other related fields is an advantage. 

As we work in global cross-functional teams, your statistical skills should be combined with excellent collaboration and communication skills to work effectively with geographically dispersed colleagues. You should be able to work independently and take initiative with a positive, goal-oriented and problem-solving attitude. 

We also look for candidates with interest in, and ability to, communicate statistics to experts in other disciplines. 

How to Apply

We look forward to receiving your application on our website at your earliest convenience. 
To apply, please click here.

For more information, please contact one of the hiring managers:
- Magnus Kjaer
Sofia Tapani 

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all meaningful applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.