Graduate Information Scientist - Sweden



At AstraZeneca we are guided in our work by a strong set of values, and we’re resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. By truly following the science, we pioneer new methods, new thinking and bring unexpected teams together.

Due to continued development of our late stage pipeline we seek exceptional graduates to join our unique Information Practice. If you have excellent analytical thinking skills with the ability to turn your ideas into reality through literature review, evidence synthesis, and with modern tools then we’d like to hear from you. These skills should include dealing with incomplete information, practical and effective knowledge management, and handling data-rich decision support.

You will work on real projects in our unique-in-the-industry Information Practice. You’ll deal with the vital evidence we use to develop life-changing medicines. We’ll be looking to you for innovation and change to make our work even better and even more productive.

You will receive relevant training and be part of a global training programme for Biometrics & Information Sciences (B&I) graduates.  B&I has an active graduate network across all skills and there will be opportunities to join the business wide AZ graduate network.

You will be joining a team of supportive, collaborative and likeminded peers

Through developing your expertise, you will have the opportunity to add value through a number of activities including: literature reviews, data sharing to support trial transparency, providing information to support regulatory approvals, team leadership & facilitation.

Our team boasts some of the most respected Statistics, Programming, Information Practice and Advanced Analytics experts in the industry, focused on outstanding programme design and delivery of the quality information we need to meet our drug project objectives that drives product development.

Currently we are seeking candidates to be based in our scientific centre in Gothenburg, Sweden.  

Core skills and experience:

  • At least a 2:1 honours degree (or local equivalent) in Life Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science
  • Interest in healthcare
  • Demonstrable research skills and basic information handling skills e.g. literature review, knowledge management
  • Analytical thinking
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate leadership skills and team working

Desirable qualities include:

  • Experience of working with scientific data
  • Experience of working in a global organization with complex/geographical context
  • Basic knowledge of the drug development process and clinical trials
  • Computational skills and/or data handling skills e.g. proficiency with programming languages, cleaning, organising and standardising data
  • Presentation skills & proficiency in communicating complex information to a diverse audience

To apply for this position, please click the apply below

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

Open date:  14th March 2018

Closing Date:  4th May 2018

This is a two-year fixed-term contract based in Gothenburg, Sweden with a competitive salary on offer.

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