AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Senior Modelling & Simulation Specialist in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Location- Granta Park Cambridge (UK), Gothenburg (Sweden) Permanent

Salary - Competitive salary and company benefits apply

Closing date for all Applications: 16th July 2018

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. Each one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people.

The Advanced Analytics Center (AAC) uses a blend of scientific and technical skills (statistics, informatics, computer science, mathematics and tool development) to develop and deliver cutting-edge methods which address critical scientific and business questions in drug development.

The Statistical Innovation team is a group in the AAC that provides expert methodological advice to statisticians designing and analysing late Phase clinical trials.

As the Senior Modelling and Simulation Specialist you will report to the Head of Statistical Modelling & Simulation Services.

You will be responsible for providing technical expertise and support for projects in the AAC on modelling and simulation.

You will use a range of statistical software to apply a range of statistical theories and methods and provide the team with a range of innovative solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will provide advanced technical expertise on Statistical computing (in modelling and simulation) to staff within AstraZeneca. You will be required to conduct a wide range of complex statistical analyses on an individual basis or with a team of statisticians working in the same field. You will take part in the user acceptance testing of novel statistical tools, ensuring that new tools are developed and validated to AstraZeneca and regulatory standards.

Your other duties will include: Keeping own knowledge of best practices up-to-date and identify new relevant developments by learning from senior management and key stakeholder, analyse information to determine project requirements. You will review working practices and ensures non-compliant processes are escalated as well as ensure own work is compliant with Clinical Development.

Essential Requirements

oMSc degree in Biostatistics or equivalent

oExperience of modelling, simulation, and statistical computing, primarily R

oKnowledge of drug development, and the corresponding application of biomedical data analysis and interpretation in that domain

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual 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.

Closing date for applications –16th July 2018