Senior Programmer - Early Oncology
Cambridge, England
2d ago

Senior Programmer - Early Oncology

Location(s) Cambridge (UK); Permanent

Salary - Competitive salary and company benefits apply

Would you like to be a part of a Programming group that has direct strategic impact on drug development, playing a key role in getting medicines to patients?

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. We are building on our strong pipeline and turning ideas into life-changing medicines that benefit patients around the globe.

Our Oncology Biometrics department, of which Programming is a part of, is an integral part of the Oncology R&D organisation.

We drive excellent design in order to generate the appropriate data needed for quality decision making. The goal of Oncology Biometrics is to deliver value to the pipeline by excellence in delivery, improved decision making and engaging and shaping the external environment whilst accessing and implementing innovative solutions.

Ultimately, the Oncology Programming department oversees and delivers all of the programming contribution to internal decision making, regulatory submissions and reporting and commercial activities for the portfolio of drug projects within the Oncology R&D organisation.

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do join us.


You will provide statistical programming support and / or lead programming related activities for the analysis and reporting process including, but not limited to, Clinical Study Report development, regulatory submissions, commercialisation and the scientific utilisation of our data for AstraZeneca products.

There are many career options you can pursue for progression including technical pathways, management of global projects or line management.

You’ll be part of a global team that pulls together to put patients first.


Reporting to an Associate Director / Director within the Oncology Programming group you will provide programming expertise in one or more of the following areas :

  • Lead / contribute to the delivery of the Clinical Study Report , Study Data Tabulation Model / Analysis Data Model databases and Tables, Figures and Listings through both internal and external delivery models
  • Lead / contribute to the statistical programming deliverables for regulatory submissions, including specification and delivery of overview databases, outputs and response to regulatory questions
  • Produce and maintain technical database standards and programming specification documents
  • Lead / contribute to the development of best practice to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Development Safety Update Reports, Periodic Benefit-Risk Evaluation Report, Investigators brochures
  • Planning and executing the transfer and analysis of data for safety / efficacy monitoring boards / independent data monitoring committees
  • Requirements

    To succeed in this role, you’ll be an enthusiastic individual with an understanding of technical and regulatory requirements related to programming within the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry.

    You’ll enjoy multitasking, collaborating as part of a global team, and have an appetite for solving problems. You will be an effective communicator, with a strong team focus who enjoys collaborating to achieve the best results.

    Desirable experience includes :

  • BSc in a Mathematical (i.e. Applied Math, Engineering, etc.), Statistical, Computer Science or Life Science subject
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Diligence attention to detail and ability to manage concurrent projects and activities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to influence stakeholders
  • Senior Programmer

  • SAS programming expertise gained within a clinical drug development or healthcare setting
  • Knowledge of CDSIC standards and industry best practices
  • Knowledge of database set-up and the clinical trial analysis and reporting process
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