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Associate Director Standards Developer

Местоположение Бангалор, Карнатака, Индия Идентификатор вакансии R-135258 Дата публикации 04/06/2022



Leverage technology to impact patients and ultimately save lives

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, information technology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the IT strategy in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work.


It’s a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross- functionally and broadly together.


The Associate Director Standards Developer is primarily responsible for leading the technical development, management and maintenance of AZ end-to-end Clinical Analysis & Reporting Standards activities in their area of expertise (e.g. clinical coding, clinical dictionaries, and data analysis & reporting standards (SDTM, ADaM, TLFs)) with quality and timeliness, following established standards and processes. This position requires high technical skill and excellent industry knowledge to lead and perform the standards tasks. Acts as domain expert and can be responsible for leading cross function projects and/or initiatives within analysis and reporting standards, and may manage external partner relationships or initiatives. May deliver training or coaching to junior colleagues.

Typical Accountabilities

Leads and/or directs AZ end-to-end clinical data standards

Technical domain expert in specialised area of analysis and reporting clinical standards (e.g. clinical coding, clinical dictionaries, and data analysis & reporting standards (SDTM, ADaM, TLFs))

Manages activities of our CRO partners and external partners

Leads quality of own work and oversees quality of other developers standards work

Drives standards development and implementation within the business

Contributes to function recruiting, training, and mentoring

Identifies opportunities to improve process & methodology and provides practical solutions for problemsContributes or leads cross-functional or process improvement initiatives

Drives the development of standard methodologies to improve quality, efficiency and/or effectiveness within function

Provides input to standards strategy and leads the implementation of strategy components to meet the evolving internal and external landscape

Leads standards governance and best practice

Can contribute to external industry standards and governance groups

Collaborates and contributes within internal clinical standards governance groups

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


BSc in Information Sciences, Mathematical, Statistical, Computer Science or Life Science or equivalent experience

Expertise in specialised analysis and reporting standards development skills (e.g. clinical coding, clinical dictionaries, and data analysis & reporting standards (SDTM, ADaM, TLFs)) or expertise in Biometrics functions (e.g. Programming, or Statistics)

Excellent knowledge of industry standards (e.g., CDASH, SDTM, ADaM)

Ability to apply standards expertise to problem

Good communication skills in both written and spoken English

Good project management skills

Ability to mentor, train and lead teams

Thorough knowledge of the clinical development process

A clear demonstration of behaviours of truth seeking rather than success seeking

Agile responsiveness to industry and business needs

Embracing of peer review


Understanding of programming languages other than SAS (eg, R, Java, Groovy, Spotfire, C/C++, VBA/VBS, .NET, Python, Pearl)

Ability to influence relevant partners on standards related items

Ability to manage risk

Ability to line manage


We’re a network of high-reaching self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering premier technology and data solutions.

We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. Put simply, it’s because we make a significant impact. Everything we do matters.


Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.


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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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