Biostatistician to AstraZeneca in Gothenburg

Are you interested in becoming part of the statistics group at AstraZeneca R&D Gothenburg? Would you like to join AstraZeneca’s journey where your contributions will have profound impact? Here is a great opportunity for you! Quantitative Biology is now looking for a statistician or data scientist to start a consultant assignment as soon as possible.

AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. AstraZeneca is proud to offer a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Co-workers are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

As a statistician in preclinical development, you are expected to provide statistical expertise in the design, planning and evaluation of in-vivo and in-vitro studies and in assay development. This includes extensive interaction with scientists in other fields, building and internalizing appropriate algorithms and techniques, developing Shiny apps and expanding our knowledge and use of Bayesian techniques.

Required Background:
Minimum MSc in Mathematical Statistics, Statistics, Biostatistics or similar subject with a strong focus on statistics.
Good knowledge of R
Good collaboration, communication and influencing skills.
Good written and spoken English.

Desired Additional Background or Skills:
One or more of the following is an advantage:
Higher academic degree
Experience from drug development or other related fields
Experience with Bayesian techniques
Experience with Shiny

Personal Qualities:
We put high importance in personal qualities. Candidates should possess good social skills, be strong team player and be able to work effectively in a global organization where teams often are geographically dispersed. You should be able to work independently, take own initiatives and have a positive, goal oriented and problem-solving attitude. It is essential to have good organizational and communication skills and you should be able to analyze and summarize your results and be comfortable in presenting them. A successful candidate has interest and ability to communicate statistical matters to other experts as well as interest in the application of statistical methodology in pharmaceutical development.

For over 20 years, ALTEN has developed its business by keeping to the core values that have built up the company's success. Every year, hundreds of ALTEN consultants have been given the opportunity to embark on challenging technical projects for our customers. ALTEN has a tradition of developing products in many areas, and history in Sweden is based primarily on skills in mechanics, software and electronics. Thanks to a successful concept in which we utilize the expertise of experienced consultants and develop young abilities towards a successful career, we have gained ground in many industries. Our Pharma initiative is based on the same successful concept with the same strong structure, but in a new exciting industry and a new field of expertise that includes knowledge in chemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine.

As an employee at ALTEN, we offer you a competitive salary based on your performance and work experience. You also have the opportunity to influence your assignments, different benefits and your overall working environment as well as choose your career path. We offer a wide range of internal trainings and an opportunity to plan for an international career. It is our conviction that genuine commitment is created through choice and the ability to influence your own personal development - our business model provides that opportunity. This freedom of choice enables us to offer our clients the most committed consultants, regardless of assignments. At ALTEN, we believe in growing together!

For questions about the position, please contact Matilda Holthe at [email protected]