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Principal Specialist Programmer, Clinical Data Insights - Leadership

Местоположение Гейтерсберг, Мэриленд, США Кембридж, Англия, Великобритания Варшава, Мазовецкое воеводство, Польша Идентификатор вакансии R-107914 Дата публикации 05/13/2021

Principal Specialist Programmer, Clinical Data Insights - Leadership

Location: Cambridge, UK, Gaithersburg, US, Gothenburg, Sweden or Warsaw, Poland

Competitive salary and benefits

Play a critical role in making our pipeline accessible to patients.

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Programming? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business 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.

Join the team unlocking the power of what science can do. We are working towards treating, preventing, modifying and even curing some of the world’s most complex diseases. Here we have the potential to grow our pipeline and positively impact the lives of billions of patients around the world.

We work on some of the most complex and interesting challenges. A fast-paced and agile team, we are empowered and trusted to innovate and experiment. With access to our extensive capabilities and comprehensive pipeline, you’ll be involved in countless submissions and a wide range of engaging projects along the complete drug development process.

Main duties and responsibilities

The Principal Specialist Programming is accountable for leading, managing and developing a team of programmers. They present a delivery/department mindset and management skills to run and oversee one moderate scope and complexity project or multiple smaller ones. As a recognized expert within their own field they are often the first point of contact for related queries, acts as a coach or mentor for staff, and acts as a specialist within cross-functional teams to deliver continuous improvement.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Apply computer science and information technology for the design of tools and related processes supporting the analysis and innovation process in CDI.
  • Drives and/or owns the development of best practices to improve quality, efficiency and/or effectiveness within function.
  • Demonstrates extensive programming expertise, keeps own knowledge of best practices and new relevant developments up to date.
  • Lead/Contribute to evaluation of tools and processes in collecting different data types for delivery of analysis and innovation in CDI.  
  • Accountable for recruitment, line management and team resource management, people development through coaching and rewarding performance.
  • Acts as a source of knowledge in area of expertise, defining and communicating important initiatives across department and functions.
  • Contributes to the function by supporting recruiting and/or providing training and mentorship.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve the methodology and provides practical solutions for problems.
  • Represents AstraZeneca and its Biometrics function at external events.
  • Ensure computer system validation compliance for SASP production tools for audit ready state. 

Essential requirements

  • BSc or post graduate qualification (or local equivalent) in Mathematics, Statistics, Informatics, Life or Social Sciences or equivalent experience.
  • Experienced in leading efficiencies and improvements in programming utilities and tools.
  • Extensive SAS programming expertise.
  • Excellent Knowledge of Analysis and Reporting within Clinical Development.
  • Experience of Data Management within Clinical Development.
  • Excellent Communication and Collaboration Skills.
  • Ability to apply programming expertise to problem solving and quality focused.
  • Truth seeking rather than success seeking.
  • The ability to proactively drive innovations.
  • Embracing of peer review.
  • Understanding of compliance principles preferably supported with an audit experience.


  • Understanding of other programming languages (e.g. R, Java, Groovy, Spotfire, C/C++, VBA/VBS, .NET, Python, Pearl) would be advantageous.
  • Project management and people leadership experience.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.
  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

Where can I find out more?

Date advert opened: 9th June 2021

Date advert closed for applications: 31st July 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.

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