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Statisticians - Oncology

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Career Level: Various
Salary: Competitive, with excellent benefits
Location: Various locations (US, EU and UK)

Would you like to be involved with a Biostatistics group who have direct strategic impact on drug development, playing a key role in getting innovative medicines to patients?

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every single day. We are building on our strong pipeline and turning ideas into life-changing medicines that benefit patients around the globe.

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 new R&D Oncology organisation brings together early and late oncology teams, from discovery through to late-stage development, with Oncology specific Regulatory and Biometrics groups.


Roles include study lead statistician as well as project lead statistician roles involving leading the strategic, statistical thinking and contributions to the development plan, study design and execution, regulatory and commercial strategy, as well as reimbursement assessment of AZ 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.


Reporting to a Director/Senior Director, you will provide statistical expertise in one or more of the following areas:


To succeed in this role, you’ll be a Biostatistician with good knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements related to statistical work within the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry. You’ll enjoy multitasking, collaborating and have an appetite for solving problems.  You will need to be an effective communicator globally, with a strong team focus who enjoys collaborating to achieve the best results.

Essential experience includes:

  • MSc or PhD in Statistics or Mathematics
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Experience working as a statistician, preferably in pharma/healthcare or other relevant area 
  • Diligence – attention to detail and able to handle concurrent projects and activities
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills and ability to influence partners
  • Experience of drug development, study design and data analysis and interpretation
  • Knowledge of regulatory submission requirement

How to apply

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a phenomenal fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all meaningful applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender 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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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