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Statisticians and Statistical Programmers – Senior/Principal/Associate Director/Director - Oncology / Respiratory / CVRM – Early and Late Phase

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Location(s) – Cambridge (UK), Gothenburg (Sweden) or Gaithersburg (US); Permanent
Salary - Competitive salary and company benefits apply

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. We are building on our strong pipeline and turning ideas into life-changing medicines that benefit patients around the globe.

As a member of the Biometrics team, you'll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives.

The new R&D BioPharmaceuticals organisation brings together research and development teams, from discovery through to late-stage development for Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolic (CVRM), Respiratory, Inflammatory and Autoimmune (RIA) therapy areas, and opportunistically for Microbial Sciences and Neuroscience.

The new R&D Oncology organisation brings together early and late oncology teams, from discovery through to late-stage development, with oncology specific Regulatory and Biometrics groups. 


You will provide Statistical Programming support and/or lead all programming related activities of the analysis and reporting process including, but not limited to, CSR development, regulatory submissions, commercialisation and the scientific utilisation of our data for AstraZeneca products.  There are many career options you can pursue for progression including technical pathways, management of global projects or line management.

You will work in the Programming department that not only oversees and delivers the programming aspects of analysis and reporting but also manages and maintains our end to end standards and our analysis and reporting production tools.

Joining a team of statistical and programming experts working in clinical development, you will provide key input as you work to bring robust quantitative thinking to the drug development cycle. 

Based on experience level, you will work on a study or project level to provide statistical expertise to the design, analysis, and interpretation of clinical studies, and to position the development program to provide clear and actionable evidence for program level decision-making including development study design. You may provide support to regulatory submissions including specification of overview documents and response to regulatory questions. 

In addition to the above, you will:

• Contribute to the development, sharing and statistical support of new procedures, standards, tools, or techniques to surpass quality, efficiency, and effectiveness within Biometrics.
• Build opportunities for the application of modelling and simulation to improve study design, methodology and solutions for clinical development, and statistical methodology to improve and provide practical solutions for research/ production activities

You’ll be part of a global team that pulls together to put patients first.

To succeed in this role, you’ll be an experienced individual with good knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements related to Biometrics within the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry. You’ll enjoy multitasking, collaborating as part of a global team, and have an appetite for solving problems.  You will be an effective communicator, with a strong team focus who enjoys collaborating to achieve the best results.
Desirable experience includes:


• BSc in a Mathematical (i.e. Applied Math, Engineering, etc.), Statistical, Computer Science or Life Science subject
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Diligence – attention to detail and ability to manage concurrent projects and activities
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to influence stakeholders
• SAS programming expertise gained within a clinical drug development or healthcare setting
• Knowledge of CDSIC standards and industry best practices

• MSc/PhD in Statistics or Mathematics (containing a substantial statistical component) with experience in pharma/healthcare or other relevant area
• In depth knowledge of the technical and regulatory requirements related to the role
• Extensive experience of Development, programme design and data analysis and interpretation
• Experience of major regulatory interactions and/or submissions
• Excellent collaboration skills required – the energy to work across global & functional boundaries, both internally and externally
• Ability to apply statistical expertise to complex problems, problem solving and quality focus

Next Steps – Apply today!
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete your application via our website at your earliest convenience: and the careers section.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified 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.