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Associate Director, Statistical Programming

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Location: Warsaw,
Masovian Voivodeship,
United States
United Kingdom
Västra Götaland,
Job reference: R-008638

Posted date: Aug. 22, 2017

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.

We are now looking to hire an Associate Director for our Statistical Programming with the primary location being to work in Warsaw, Poland. However this role can now alternatively be based at our Cambridge UK, Gothenburg Sweden or Gaithersburg US sites.

As Associate Director, you will oversee delivery of studies across multiple therapeutic areas. You will play a key role in developing the programming team, interact closely with key stakeholders and vendors, develop tools and processes to deliver portfolio of studies, and recruit new members of staff (permanent and contractors).

Biometrics & Information Sciences (B&I) drives good design to generate the data needed for quality decision making. The goal of B&I is to deliver value to the pipeline by excellence in delivery, improving decision making, and engaging and shaping the external environment whilst accessing and implementing innovative solutions.

Programming is the department that oversees and delivers the programming aspects of clinical development, manages and maintains the end to end standards and manages and maintains the Analysis and Reporting production tools and the information infrastructure.

You will report to Senior Director, Standards and Business Solutions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Recruit and develop a group of Programmers
  • Leadership and management of programming staff so that all work is carried out with regards to AZ standards and external regulations
  • Identify opportunities to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness; and provide practical solutions for problems
  • Lead development, maintenance, and delivery of business processes and associated training
  • Lead the application of computer science and information technology methods to provide the technical components that support all aspects of the clinical development process
  • Provide strategic input and leadership to the delivery of all technical programming and information components
  • Lead the provision of technical consulting expertise to the specification and delivery of the SDTM, RDB databases; TFL outputs; and CRT packages
  • Oversee the quality of all deliverables, accountable for the quality of programming deliverables


Essential Requirements
  • BSc in Mathematical, Statistical, Computer Science or Life Science
  • Extensive SAS programming expertise to an advanced level
  • Comprehensive knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements related to the role
  • Knowledge of CDASH/SDTM/ADaM CDISC standards
  • Experience in clinical trials
  • Managerial experience
  • Communication skills
Desirable Requirements
  • Excellent collaboration required – needs the energy to work across global & functional boundaries
  • Ability to apply programming expertise to problems, problem solving and quality focus
  • Other programming languages e.g. S-PLUS, R etc.

If you are interested, apply now!

We welcome your application no later than 27th October 2017