Associate Director, Statistics Team leader - Early Clinical Development


Associate Director, Statistics Team leader - Early Clinical Development
Salary: Competitive
Location: Cambridge, UK /Gothenburg, Sweden

AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceutical and the supply of healthcare services. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca we’re proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity. We are investing in a state-of-the-art research center in Cambridge where we will bring together some of the finest talent in business and academia.

AstraZeneca’s Early Clinical Biometrics group is looking for talented Associate Director, Statistics Team leader to join their statistics group.

Early Clinical Biometrics is totally focused on delivering innovation, science and seeking out opportunity. This dynamic group is looking to expand and we are looking for passionate, innovative individuals to help develop, lead and shape the way we work.  We are committed to supporting personal development and growth of individuals.

We are currently looking for two experienced statisticians to take on the role of a Statistics Team Leader to provide strategic direction and manage a team of statisticians supporting clinical trials in early development. These appointments will be based in Cambridge, UK and Gothenburg, Sweden.

 In this role you will:

•    Lead, manage and develop a group of statisticians, providing guidance and mentoring
•    Provide leadership of diverse initiatives to drive scientific innovation and best practice. 
•    Improve statistical methodology, processes and delivery activities. 
•    Deliver efficient and effective capacity management. 
•    Provide efficient and effective management to deliver clinical studies to high quality and standards. 
•    Represent AstraZeneca at external events and in cross industry initiatives.
•    Lead the strategic, statistical thinking and contributions to clinical development plans. 
•    Through collaboration with experts, develop design options and provide quantitative decision support


Essential requirements 

  • A Statistics or Maths related MSc or PhD
  • Direct experience of analysis and reporting  in clinical trials, ideally in pharmaceuticals or healthcare
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A collaborative mindset
  • Genuine commitment to drive innovation to advance statistical science
  • Proven leadership experience of projects and people
  • Ability to apply leadership and statistical expertise to problem solving


     Closing date: May 1st 2017

     AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual 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.