Associate Director, Real World Data Science

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
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About Astrazeneca
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.
At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.
About Our Team
BioPharmaceuticals Medical (BPM) ensures the best patient outcomes by providing healthcare decision-makers around the world with the evidence and confidence they need on AstraZeneca therapies and support our internal stakeholders with medical insight and expertise. BPM provides medical leadership with market participation and connectivity while also impacting the life cycle planning and execution of all our products. BPM aims to lead AstraZeneca in achieving scientific leadership, being a great place to work, and keeping patients at the core of everything we do.
BioPharmaceuticals Medical Evidence is accountable for the delivery of Global strategic studies required to generate the evidence to build the confidence on AstraZeneca therapies and additional observational research and externally-sponsored research required by Global Product Teams.
About The Role
The Associate Director, Real World Data Science role reports directly to the Senior Director, RWD Science and will have a proven track record of delivering value through the leverage of routinely collected data from healthcare settings or observational studies to provide health analytics and insights in a range of contexts including public health, pharmaceutical research and development and commercial/ payer.
The Associate Director, Real World Data Science will collaborate with colleagues in epidemiology, statistics and health economics to shape the RWD science delivery of medical and payer evidence studies. They may support pharmacovigilance through contextualization with RWD. They will provide methods expertise and deliver a range of analyses of RWD to support the business and give expert scientific and technical guidance on study design, data selection and best practice in RWD utilization.
Education, Qualifications, Skills And Experience
  • PhD or MS in statistics, mathematics, data science or other advanced degree in life sciences + relevant industry experience
  • Experience in real-world evidence and familiarity with health economics/epidemiology, and quantitative science such as health outcome modelling
  • Hands-on experience with EMR/Health IT, disease registries, and/or insurance claims databases
  • Experience within clinical data standards, medical terminologies and controlled vocabularies used in healthcare data and ontologies (ICD9/10/SNOMED)
  • Experience in supporting pharmacoepidemiology studies with proven track record of advancing approaches with statistics/machine learning/data science
  • Ability to lead & manage multi-disciplinary data science projects
  • Familiarity in Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) generation and execution for observational studies
  • Proficient in SQL
  • Proficient in R/Python
Desirable Requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to build long-term relationships with stakeholders, understand relevant scientific/business challenges at a deep level and translate into a programme of data science activities to deliver value to the business
  • Experience in advanced visualization and visual analytics of routinely collected healthcare data
  • Experience in the application of pharmacovigilance from RWD
  • Experience working in a global organization and delivering global solutions
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.
Help to shape our journey towards becoming a tech-enabled enterprise. Encouraged to look to the future, think strategically and innovate, we influence progress today. We are constantly introducing new solutions and technology through on our quest to grow through innovation. We love it here because put simply, we make a meaningful impact.
Technology at AstraZeneca is a home for purposeful disruptors. Apply now to learn more about this exciting opportunity with a world-renowned pharmaceutical brand!
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.
Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to create a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office is purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.
Great People want to Work with us! Find out why:
  • GTAA Top Employer Award for 10 years
  • Top 100 Employers Award
  • Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture
  • Learn more about working with us in Canada
  • View our YouTube channel
Are you interested in working at AZ, apply today!
AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Canada


  • Associate

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 12, 2024
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