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 a dedicated unit within Biometrics & Information Sciences, the Information Practice team has a novel structure designed to drive creative and optimal use of internal and external sources of information in design and decision making to add value to the portfolio. It champions Good Information Practice to drive efficiency and maximise information re-use.
AstraZeneca’s Information Practice is an innovative place and by working as a Clinical Information Science Director (CISD) within Oncology you will facilitate clinical design teams, so that your expert input is maximised, optimal designs are considered and design memory is recorded as a business information asset.
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
As a key member of Information Practice embedded within Statistics you will blend your clinical drug development knowledge and computer tools knowledge to find key information. Embedded within fast moving project teams, you will efficiently scope and deliver the information clinical teams need to make decisions driving the drug development process.
You will develop, access and deploy a variety of internal and external information sources and networks so that searching, retrieval and re-use of clinical information becomes easy and helps inform drug decisions necessary for clinical development.
Working in a clinical project delivery environment, you will provide broad exposure to clinical design and information management by working as part of drug project teams on projects transitioning into late phase development (Ph2 and beyond), or into Established Brand teams. The significant areas for contribution are:
Support Clinical Design Teams:
Support decision making in clinical design. Accountable for bringing the relevant facts, evidence and data to the Design team and storing design memory in a retrievable environment.
Facilitating Design teams to bring out the scientific thinking and deliver the content of Design & Interpretation deliverables, to quality and time.
Projects range from Phase IIb thru registration and life cycle management.
Drive Objective Decision Making:
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).
Techniques could include: text mining, data visualization, competitive intelligence, and benchmarking.
Ensure Good Information Practice:
The CISD is known and recognized throughout the organization as the drug project information advocate who facilitates access to complex information needs
People from inside or outside the drug project team are guided and advised by you in using existing tools/technologies to obtain information
You ensure access to and (re)use of clinical information, documents and data is performed in accordance with AZ information sharing policies.
Graduate degree or higher preferred (PharmD, MD, PhD, MSc, BSc) in a Life Science, Computer Science or Information Science.
Recognised as a health information science/information management expert and demonstrated success a variety of health information roles. Settings could include, but are not limited to Clinical Development, Medical Writing, Medical Communication, Medical Affairs, Clinical Operations, Competitive Intelligence , Statistics and Regulatory Intelligence.
Strong experience in a diverse range of clinical design projects within a development setting. Areas of input could include data access, trail transparency, data privacy, design memory etc.
Extensive experience in the application of information and knowledge management within pharmaceutical, biotech or technology industries.
Clinical drug development experience and knowledge.
Excellent communication skills and facilitation skills.
Project management skills and ability to apply these in 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 within Oncology.
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-020881
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