Biometrics Graduate Programme: Information Scientist - Sweden
AstraZeneca Biometrics Graduate Programme: Information Scientist - Sweden
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Our science lives beyond our labs – our global perspective means we use talent and expertise from all over the world to make our medicines a success. Do you want to join a team of encouraging, collaborative and likeminded peers and develop your expertise?
AstraZeneca seeks Information Scientists to join the Biometrics functions.
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business. We are one of only a handful of companies that spans the full development lifecycle from drug discovery to the commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we are more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. A strong set of values guide our work, and we are resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be by truly following the science.
At AstraZeneca, Biometrics is the home that supports all aspects of early and late stage drug development, including strategy, clinical trial design, data collection, analyses, data reporting and interpretation to inform the quality decision making in drug projects. Our goal is to deliver value to the pipeline through excellence in strategy and delivery, improving decision making, and engaging and shaping the external environment whilst accessing and implementing innovative solutions.
Due to the continued development of our pipeline we seek exceptional Graduates. If you have excellent analytical thinking skills with the ability to turn your ideas into reality through literature review, evidence synthesis, and with modern tools, then we’d like to hear from you. These skills should include dealing with incomplete information, practical and effective knowledge management, and handling data-rich decision support.
What does the Programme involve?
We have opportunities targeted at Information Scientist Graduates with little or no experience of the pharmaceutical industry to work across all stages of drug development. In this permanent position, you will spend the first two years at AstraZeneca working in a structured graduate programme, working on drug development projects. In addition, you will receive on-the-job training and be part of a global training programme for Biometrics Graduates.
You will work in a highly collaborative team including quantitative, technical, regulatory and scientific expertise and together with your colleagues contribute to the design, analysis, interpretation, documentation and the regulatory submission of our drug development programs.
- At least a BSc (Hons.) degree (or local equivalent) in Life Science, Information Science, Statistics or Computer Science or equivalent experience gained in 2019, 2020 or 2021
- Interest in healthcare
- Proven research skills and basic information handling skills e.g. literature review, knowledge management
- Analytical thinking
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Able to demonstrate leadership skills and team working
Desirable qualities include:
- Experience of working with scientific data
- Experience of working in a global organization with complex/geographical context
- Basic knowledge of the drug development process and clinical trials, knowledge of healthcare data
- Computational skills and/or data handling skills e.g. proficiency with programming languages, cleaning, organizing and standardizing data
- Presentation skills & proficiency in communicating complex information to a diverse audience
Capitalizing on your successful graduate degree, now is an exciting time to take the next step with AstraZeneca! You will work on a wide range of global pharmaceutical projects to seek and supply clinical information to guide decision-making that drives the drug development process.
Applications open: 25 January 2021
Applications close: 28 March 2021
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.