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Senior Biomedical Informatics Scientist

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Job Description

                                       Location:Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Job reference: R-003696

Posted date: Feb. 16, 2017


   Salary: Competitive  

   At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people's exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Senior Biomedical Informatics Scientist you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. GMD (Global Medicines Development) drives late-stage development of our innovative pipeline, transforming exciting science into valued new medicines and ensuring patients around the world can access them.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  

   We are looking for a Senior Informatics Scientist to join our Biomedical Informatics team, delivering innovative informatics solutions and analytics that will support the process of bringing new drugs to patients.  

   Biomedical Informatics is part of AstraZeneca’s Advanced Analytics Center, a hub of data scientists dedicated to transforming drug development decision-making through applied data science. The Advanced Analytics Center, part of our Biometrics and Information Sciences organization, is a melting-pot of advanced and innovative statistics, informatics and computational science. Biometrics & Information Sciences drives good design, to generate the data needed for quality decision-making on AstraZeneca's late stage projects.  

   As a Senior Informatics Scientist you will integrate AstraZeneca’s data with external data, and applying industry-leading visual analytics to derive novel insights. The role will see you contributing to global drug-projects, working on challenges requiring a questioning nature and a keen eye for detail.  

   As Senior Informatics Scientist your main responsibilities will involve working closely with our Global Medicines Development clinical study teams to maximize the interpretation of clinical studies, developing and delivering new analytics capabilities across therapeutic areas and patient safety, maintaining a keen interest in biomedical informatics advances, spotting opportunities to test new approaches, and using an entrepreneurial spirit to make them happen and fostering collaborations across our multi-disciplinary Advanced Analytics hub.  

   The new era of drug development brings a host of information, which is used for modeling, trial design, simulation and decision-making. Significant opportunities lie in the ways we use this information in the delivery of great medicines. This is where you'll forge your career as an exceptional informatician, quickly responding to drug-project questions and take opportunities to develop innovative methods.  


   Essential Requirements  

  •      A proven record of delivering biomedical informatics approaches and tools, ideally within a pharmaceutical or healthcare setting    
  •      A passion for putting patients at the core of your work    
  •      A flair for designing and implementing visual analytics interfaces    
  •      A good knowledge of biomedicine and the clinical trial process and associated data    
  •      An ability to develop software prototypes and/or code algorithms (e.g. R, SQL, D3)    
  •      MSc or PhD in a relevant biomedical or healthcare field, and cross-disciplinary training in computer science or informatics.    

   Next Steps -- Apply today!  

   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 great fit, please share this posting with them.  

   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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.  

   Closing Date: 19th March 2017