Statistical Programmer - Early Clinical

Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, England
18 Sep 2019
16 Oct 2019
AstraZeneca UK
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Programmer for early clinical trials in BioPharmaceuticals R&D

Location - Cambridge/ Gaithersburg/ Gothenburg


Would you like to be a part of a Programming group, who has direct strategic impact on drug development, playing a key role in getting medicines to patients?

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 Senior Programmer/ Principal Programmer sits within our Early Programming groups in EB&SI, aligned either to Cardiovascular/ Renal/ Metabolism (CVRM) or Respiratory, Inflammation, and Autoimmunity (RIA), and is responsible for providing statistical programming expertise to support the design and interpretation of early clinical studies and the development programmes. This includes the analyses of internal and external information to inform design and development decisions.

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

Main duties and responsibilities

Based on experience level, you will work on a study or project level to provide your expertise to the design, analysis, and interpretation of early phase clinical studies.

In addition to the above, you will contribute to the development, sharing and support of new procedures, standards, tools, or techniques to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness within EB&SI.



  • A math, statistics, computer science or life science degree
  • Direct experience of clinical trials, ideally in pharmaceuticals, Biotech or healthcare
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A collaborative mindset
  • Genuine dedication to drive innovation and improve efficiency

  • SAS certification
  • Knowledge of other programming languages such as R or Python

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

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Next Steps - Apply today

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Date job opened: 18th September 2019

Date job closed for applications: 18th October 2019