AstraZeneca

Principal Programmer - Early Oncology

Location
England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
29 Apr 2021
Closes
27 May 2021
Ref
R-092220
Contact
AstraZeneca UK
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Entry level

Principal Statistical Programmer - Early Oncology

Location: Cambridge, UK

Competitive salary and benefits

Are you a Statistical Programmer eager to apply your knowledge and skills in a truly meaningful setting? Would you like to play a key role the development of medicines to patients? If so, we would love to hear from 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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will provide statistical programming support and/or lead programming related activities for the analysis and reporting process including, but not limited to, Clinical Study Report 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'll be part of a global team that pulls together to put patients first.

Responsibilities

Reporting to an Associate Director/Director within the Oncology Programming group you will provide programming expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Lead/contribute to the delivery of the Clinical Study Report , Study Data Tabulation Model/Analysis Data Model databases and Tables, Figures and Listings through both internal and external delivery models
  • Lead/contribute to the statistical programming deliverables for regulatory submissions, including specification and delivery of overview databases, outputs and response to regulatory questions
  • Produce and maintain technical database standards and programming specification documents
  • Lead/contribute to the development of best practice to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Development Safety Update Reports, Periodic Benefit-Risk Evaluation Report, Investigators brochures
  • Planning and executing the transfer and analysis of data for safety/efficacy monitoring boards/independent data monitoring committees

Requirements

To succeed in this role, you'll be an enthusiastic individual with an understanding of technical and regulatory requirements related to programming 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

Principal Programmer

  • Extensive SAS programming expertise to an advanced level gained within a clinical drug development or healthcare environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements with submission experience
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of CDSIC standards and industry best practices
  • Travel - willingness and ability to travel domestically and/or internationally
  • Team centric approach: keen to take steps to understand and appreciate the roles, skills and strengths of others on the team
  • Experience working on Oncology clinical trials and the data generated from these.

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?

Date advert opened: 29th April 2021

Date advert closed for applications: 29th June 2021

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