Principal statistician, AstraZeneca Gothenburg

job description.

Would you like to be a part of a group with direct strategic impact on drug development that plays a key role in getting new medicines to patients who need them?

At AstraZeneca, we’re applying leading-edge approaches to science across many business areas – within Early Biometrics & Statistical Innovation (EB&SI), a part of the Data Science & AI team, our data-centric focus helps us work efficiently and creatively to bring the right medicines to the right patients. Our biometrics teams use their expertise in statistics and programming to address drug development objectives and reduce uncertainty in product development, driving better business decisions with quantitative reasoning.

We are looking for an experienced statistician to support one of our Respiratory & Immunology (R&I) projects in our growing early stage portfolio. The focus will be to support a branch of a large development program, mainly on a project level, and provide statistical expertise to the design, analysis, and interpretation of early phase clinical studies, and to position the early development program to provide clear and actionable evidence for program level decision-making including late development study design. This is a consulting assignment at AstraZeneca in Gothenburg.

Working as part of Data Science & AI, you’ll be able to access technology at the forefront of science in a creative environment, where you will have the scope to develop new statistical ideas and approaches, and to apply them in your work.


You will be expected to:

  • Lead the statistical thinking and contributions to the delivery of studies, development plans, regulatory strategy, health technology assessment and/or commercial activities
  • Direct project work, including statistical staff and/or CRO partners, to ensure delivery to standards, quality and time
  • Develop design options and provide high quality decision support to enable the business to make informed decisions about a study or project
  • Contribute to strategic planning and quantitative decision making

We offer the chance to influence drug development and the opportunity to gain experience across a range of challenging and exciting projects.


The minimum required education is a M.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline such as statistics, biostatistics, or mathematical statistics. Excellent written and spoken English is also required. Proven experience from drug development is required. As we work in global cross-functional teams, your statistical skills should be combined with excellent collaboration and communication skills to work effectively with geographically dispersed colleagues. You should be able to work independently and take initiative with a positive, goal-oriented and problem-solving attitude.

For us, it is important that all competence and skills in the labor market are utilized. We welcome all applicants and strive for diversity.


2021-02-24, selection and interviews will be ongoing. The position may be filled before the last day of application, therefore, apply as soon as possible.

For more information: Eleonor Ehrman +46733434109

Uppdragsgivare: Randstad Life Sciences

Ort: Mölndal kommun

Sista ansökningsdag: 2021-02-25

Kontaktperson: Eleonor Ehrman


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