Graduate Programme: Statistics - UK
Our science lives beyond our labs – our global perspective means we use talent and expertise from all over the world to make our medicines a success. Do you want to join a team of supportive, collaborative and likeminded peers and develop your expertise? AstraZeneca seeks Statisticians to join the Biometrics functions.
AstraZeneca (AZ) is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business. We are one of only a handful of companies that spans the full development lifecycle from drug discovery to the commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we are more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. A strong set of values guide our work, and we are resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be by truly following the science.
Biometrics is the home of early and late stage drug development biometrics activity at AstraZeneca. We support all aspects of clinical development, including strategy, clinical trial design, data collection, analyses, data reporting and interpretation to inform quality decision making on AstraZeneca’s drug projects. Our goal is to deliver value to the drug development pipeline through excellence in strategy and delivery, improving decision making, and engaging and shaping the external environment whilst accessing, developing, and implementing innovative solutions.
What does the programme involve?
We have opportunities targeted at statisticians with little or no experience of the pharmaceutical industry to work across all stages of development statistics activities. You will spend the first two years at AstraZeneca working in a structured training programme, working on real drug development projects. In addition, you will receive on the job statistical training and be part of a global training programme for Biometrics Graduates.
You will work in a highly collaborative team including quantitative, technical, regulatory and scientific expertise and together with your colleagues contribute to the design, analysis, interpretation, documentation and regulatory submission of our drug development programs.
- MS/MSc (or equivalent)/PhD in Statistics - preferably with a strong mathematical foundation. Your MS/MSc/PhD in Statistics should be gained in 2018, 2019 or 2020
- As our work is conducted cross-functionally on global projects, good collaboration, communication and influencing skills are important
- Good written and spoken English
- Attention to detail, with an ability to see the ‘big picture’ at the same time
- Passion for applying your statistical skills and an interest in pharmaceutical development
Capitalizing on your successful post-graduate statistics degree now is an exciting time to take the next step with AstraZeneca, to work on a wide range of global pharmaceutical projects, and to apply statistical methods to a variety of problems.