At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. Each one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people.
At AstraZeneca our Biometrics & Information Sciences (B&I) department is an integral part of Global Medicines Development (GMD) and is the home of statistical, programming and information experts for late stage drug development.
As the Information Management Specialist within Oncology you will work within the Information Practice (IP) group alongside other Information experts who lead the re-use of our clinical data and information assets to help maximise the value from our late-stage drug projects.
If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Information assets only become valuable when used - that is why Information Practice exists.
Reporting to the Therapy Area Information Science Director you will act as a key member of the Oncology team deployed to Drug Project(s) to support specific pieces of work. You will be responsible for capturing and retaining knowledge in:
Key drug project decisions and supporting documentation (Project Memory).
Peer-review and investment decisions of development proposals.
The re-use of shared clinical data, and the knowledge and value generated.
Championing Good Information Practices
As a key member of drug product teams, you will identify and provide clinical information sources to help support effective decision-making and the delivery of services to projects.
Graduate degree or higher preferred (PharmD, MD, PhD, MSc, BSc) in a Life Science, Computer Science or Information Science.
Some experience in the application of information and knowledge management ideally within pharmaceutical, biotech or technology industries.
Use experience of internal and external information sources/information science techniques such that decision makers have better access to relevant information to enable more objective decisions (ex, PubMed, BiomedTracker, ClinicalTrials.org, Medtracker, CiteLine, Scopus)
Excellent communication skills and facilitation skills.
Project management skills and ability to apply these in a multidiscipline and multicultural setting.
Clinical drug development experience and knowledge.
Statistics knowledge or understanding a plus.
Recognised as an information science/information management expert with proven ability to influence strategic decision making within a multidiscipline and multicultural setting.
Experience from supporting clinical submissions process.
Strong experience in a range of clinical design projects within the drug development setting.
Knowledge and exposure to the one or more of Therapeutic Areas in which AZ specialises (Oncology, Respiratory, Inflammation, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease).
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.
Closing date for applications – 15th June 2018
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and company benefits apply
Locations: Cambridge, UK and Gaithersburg, US
Internal Number: R-020639
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