Biostatistician at AstraZeneca

Göteborg, Västra Götalands län
Läkemedel, bioteknik & medicinteknik
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Eleonor Ehrman
Are you interested in becoming part of the statistics group at AstraZeneca R&D Gothenburg? Would you like to join AstraZeneca’s journey where your contributions will have profound impact? Here is a great opportunity for you! Quantitative Biology is now looking for a statistician or data scientist to start a consultant assignment as soon as possible.

AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. AstraZeneca is proud to offer a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Co-workers are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

As a statistician in preclinical development, you are expected to provide statistical expertise in the design, planning and evaluation of in-vivo and in-vitro studies and in assay development. This includes extensive interaction with scientists in other fields, building and internalizing appropriate algorithms and techniques, developing Shiny apps and expanding our knowledge and use of Bayesian techniques.

Required Background

  • Minimum MSc in Mathematical Statistics, Statistics, Biostatistics or similar subject with a strong focus on statistics.
  • Good knowledge of R
  • Good collaboration, communication and influencing skills.
  • Good written and spoken English.
Desired Additional Background or Skills

  • One or more of the following is an advantage:
  • Higher academic degree
  • Experience from drug development or other related fields
  • Experience with Bayesian techniques
  • Experience with Shiny
Personal Qualities
We put high importance in personal qualities. Candidates should possess good social skills, be strong team player and be able to work effectively in a global organization where teams often are geographically dispersed. You should be able to work independently, take own initiatives and have a positive, goal oriented and problem-solving attitude. It is essential to have good organizational and communication skills and you should be able to analyze and summarize your results and be comfortable in presenting them. A successful candidate has interest and ability to communicate statistical matters to other experts as well as interest in the application of statistical methodology in pharmaceutical development.

Business: Dfind Science & Engineering

City: Gothenburg

Deadline for applications: 2019-03-31. Selection is on-going and interviews will be held continuously which means the position can be filled before deadline. Please make sure to send in your application at your earliest convenience!

For more information contact: Eleonor Ehrman +46733434109

Please keep in mind, e-mail applications will not be considered. Register your profile at Dfind Science & Engineering's webpage and send in your application there.

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Dfind Science & Engineering is a recruitment and consulting company within science and engineering. All our consultant managers and recruitment consultants have an education and work experience within the respective field. In combination with extensive knowledge of staff issues and solid experience of recruitment, this means that we understand our clients' need for both flexibility and the right skills.

Dfind Science & Engineering is since 2016 part of Randstad Group. With over 600 000 employees in over 40 countries Randstad is the world’s largest company within recruiting and staffing.