Job description

BioPharma R&D Publications Operations are looking for a skilled Data Analyst to lead our publications data transformation, modelling, automation and management activities and leverage data visualization tools for business reporting and evidence-based decision making.

Working closely with the Publications Leadership Team, the Data Analyst key responsibilities will be:

  • Executing and driving the delivery of publications data roadmap to optimally utilize relevant data and support decision-making
  • Providing the conceptualization and designing of innovative data transformation, modelling, automation and analysis solutions for a variety of data science and data management challenges
  • Performing key data management activities within established frameworks, ensuring quality and comprehensive documentation of technical solutions and reporting specifications
  • Collaborating with local and global stakeholders to advise on information exploitation, integration, processes and innovative technologies, that are essential for decision-making
  • Proactively participating in knowledge sharing and peer support to enhance expertise in the data, tools (including programming and process automation as appropriate) and techniques essential to data science and management
  • Building knowledge and expertise of the pharmaceutical industry and trends to promote optimised utilisation of data, information and knowledge
  • Designing and developing intuitive, user-friendly dashboards that enable users to understand and interact with complex data easily, thereby facilitating data-driven decisions

Minimum requirements:

  • BSc in a Life Science, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency with modern analysis tools and techniques
  • Strong Experience in data visualization
  • Strong experience in designing and implementing star schemas in Power BI
  • Ability to create fact and dimension tables, ensuring optimal performance and query efficiency.
  • Proficiency in normalizing data and creating relationships between tables to support robust analytical reporting
  • Excellent communication and time management skills with the ability to collaborate effectively to meet objectives
  • Practical experience with M, DAX, SQL and VBA
  • Knowledge of UI/UX design principles for creating clear and engaging data visualizations (storytelling with data)


  • Experience within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Familiarity with research and/or clinically relevant public and commercial data assets
  • Proficiency in iterative (agile) tool development projects
  • Technical computer skills in scripting (e.g. Python, R), and application languages (e.g. C/C++, C#, Java )
  • Experience of data management platforms (RDBMS, Graph and semantic web)

We encourage applicants who are eager to drive innovation in data management within the dynamic setting of AstraZeneca's Publications team. If you are passionate about leveraging data to make a meaningful impact in healthcare and excel in creating user-centric data visualization solutions, we would like to hear from you.

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