Senior / Principal Programmer - Gaithersburg, MD | Biospace
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Senior / Principal Programmer

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
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Job Description

Location: Gaithersburg,
United States
Job reference: R-010055

Posted date: Jun. 28, 2017

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 / Principal Programmer in Gaithersburg, MD, 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.

AstraZeneca’s Biometrics & Information Sciences (B&I) is the home of late stage development biometrics activity at AstraZeneca. B&I drives good design to generate the data needed for quality decision making on AstraZeneca’s late stage Projects. 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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for delivery of the technical components required to support the analysis and reporting for complex projects. You may contribute to the development and maintenance of applications used for analysis and reporting purposes. You will lead the application of programming methodology to provide the technical components that support all aspects of the clinical development process. You will leverage tools beyond SAS to transform data into information and facilitate improved decision making. You will provide strategic input and leadership to the delivery of all statistical programming components of a project. You will continually build and manage relationships to create the conditions of success for our global project teams. You will deliver a strong understanding of drug development process to support the full project lifecycle

You will also be responsible for leading the provision of technical consulting expertise to external partners in relation to the specification and delivery of databases by these partners. You will oversee the quality of all deliverables. You will lead programming contributions to data integration strategies, regulatory submissions, and timely responses to regulatory questions. You will produce and maintain the technical database standards and Programming Specification documents


Essential Requirements

  • BS, MS in Mathematics (i.e., applied mathematics, engineering, etc.), Statistics, Informatics, Life or Social Sciences.
  • Extensive statistical programming or other relevant functional-area experience in a Phase III environment. Ability to apply this expertise to a range of problems, deliver effective solutions and ensure a quality focus.
  • Extensive SAS programming experience at an advanced level.
  • Strong knowledge in a range of programming languages (e.g., S-PLUS, R, etc.)
  • Expert knowledge of CDISC standards (CDASH, SDTM, ADaM) and their application
  • Proven leadership capabilities, excellent communication and problem-solving skills and advanced project management and stakeholder management abilities.
  • A visible track record of managing external vendors and working with industry partners. Demonstrate the energy needed to work across global & functional boundaries.
  • Demonstrated experience with global regulatory submissions. Hold comprehensive knowledge of GCP and applicable technical/regulatory requirements.

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.