Director, Stats Programming - Early Respiratory & Inflammation

England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
22 Apr 2021
20 May 2021
AstraZeneca UK
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level

Director, Statistical Programming - Early Stage Respiratory & Inflammation (Team Lead)

Location: Cambridge, UK

Competitive salary and benefits

Play a critical role in making our pipeline accessible to patients.

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Statistical Programming? Would you like to apply your skills to impact all 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, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business 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 unlocking the power of what science can do. We are working towards treating, preventing, modifying and even curing some of the world's most complex diseases. Here we have the potential to grow our pipeline and positively impact the lives of billions of patients around the world.

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.

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

The Director, Statistical Programming, sits within our Early Programming group in EB&SI, aligned to Respiratory, Inflammation, and Autoimmunity (R&I), and is responsible for providing statistical programming expertise to support the design and interpretation of early clinical studies and development programmes.

Working as part of Data Science and AI, you'll be able to access technology at the forefront of science in an innovative environment, where you will have scope to develop creative statistical ideas and approaches, and to apply them in your work.

Welcome to Cambridge (UK), one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca's priorities, it's important to us that you bring your full self to work every day.

In this role, we will give you the chance to utilise your statistical programming expertise in analysis and reporting of clinical trial programs; submission and defence of regulatory filings and the generation of evidence to support product commercialisation and reimbursement.

Main duties and responsibilities

The Director, Statistical Programming provides leadership, line management and development to a team, offering programming expertise and mentoring. This includes effective management of initiatives to improve quality and integrity of information interpretation, as well as promotion of best practice and standards to enhance the value and contribution of programming across EB&SI.

In addition to the above, you will be expected to influence and contribute to the development, sharing and support of new procedures, standards, tools, or techniques to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness across all areas of work.



  • BSc or post graduate qualification (or local equivalent) in Mathematics, Statistics, Informatics, Computer Science, Life or Social Sciences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Genuine commitment to drive innovation and improve efficiency
  • Extensive SAS programming expertise.
  • Excellent Knowledge of Analysis and Reporting within Clinical Development
  • Comprehensive knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements related to the role
  • Experience of CDASH/SDTM/ADaM CDISC standards
  • Demonstrated communication skills


  • Line management/ leadership experience
  • SAS certification
  • Knowledge of other programming languages such as R or Python

Why 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?

More information

For more information about these positions please contact Per Arne Stahl +46 31 7762748

Date advert opened: 9th April 2021

Date advert closed for applications: 9th May 2021