Data Scientist - Digital Health

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Senior Data Scientist – Digital Health

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Data Science ? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact clinical trials in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

About astrazeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation 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.

Business area

Digital Health - Be part of the team playing a critical role in driving meaningful change in the way we predict, prevent and treat patients’ conditions. A place that’s actively embracing and investing in technology, we harness digital, data and analytics to reinvent the future of healthcare and deliver improved outcomes to patients beyond core medical.

A forward-thinking mindset, everything we do is about redefining the status quo and thinking critically and differently to drive innovation. We ignite our creativity and fuel our curiosity by trying innovative approaches to do what’s never been done.

What you’ll do

The Digital Health Study Design AI Team uses techniques from machine learning, artificial intelligence, and optimisation to build tools and models to assist the design of clinical trials. The aim is to make trials better for patients, cheaper and faster to implement, and more likely to succeed. The team uses a wide range of data – including clinical trial data, real world evidence, and unstructured data – to develop solutions that will in future impact every AstraZeneca trial. These solutions might be deployed machine learning models, novel knowledge representation approaches, optimisation models, sophisticated ontologies, or knowledge graphs.

The team is looking for a Senior Data Scientist to specialize in development of innovative machine learning models, optimisation models and artificial intelligence systems to support study design. This role will work closely with partners and the team to develop novel analytic solutions for a wide variety of applications such as measuring the burden of being a patient on a trial, improving sustainability of trials, building digital representations of trial designs, or optimising aspects of the trial design. Applications should have a great foundation in at least one of machine learning, artificial intelligence, optimisation and software engineering.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Provide advanced data science expertise and deliver data science solutions that drive value to AstraZeneca;
  • Apply a range of data science methodologies, developing novel data science solutions where off-the-shelf methodologies do not fit;
  • Translate unstructured, sophisticated business problems into the appropriate data problem, model and analytical solutions;
  • Clearly and objectively communicate results, as well as their associated uncertainties and limitations;
  • Work within established frameworks to deliver a variety of tasks that support projects in meeting their objectives;
  • Independently keep own knowledge up to date and learn from senior team members, proposing appropriate training courses for personal development;
  • Review working practices and ensures non-compliant processes are raised
  • Ensure own work is compliant within Clinical Development;
  • Collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment with world leading clinicians, data scientists, biological specialists, statisticians and IT professionals;
  • Mentor and support the data scientists across multiple projects to drive the development of data science as an AstraZeneca capability;
  • Publish in high quality journals and conferences.

Essential for the role

  • A minimum of a M.Sc. degree in rigorous quantitative science (such as mathematics, computer science, engineering);
  • Proven experience or post-doctoral work;
  • Practical software development skills in standard data science tools: Python, Agile, Code versioning (bitbucket/git), UNIX skills, familiarity working in cloud environment (AWS preferred);

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a phenomenal Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your ambitious 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.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.
  • Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.

Where can I find out more?

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Competitive Salary & Benefits

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