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Director, Statistical Programming

Ort Warschau, Woiwodschaft Masowien, Polen Anzeigen-ID R-202550 Veröffentlichungsdatum 02/07/2024

Director, Statistical Programming

Hybrid work, Warsaw

Are you an experienced Statistical Programmer with good knowledge of clinical drug development and leadership? Would you like to be part of a fast-paced and agile global team that has direct strategic impact on drug development, empowered and trusted to innovate and experiment? Join us at AstraZeneca CVRM (Cardiovascular Renal Metabolism) Biometrics to impact a wide range of engaging projects striving to make a difference for millions of patients. Our Biometrics team consists of Statisticians, Programmers, Information and Data Scientists. We drive and contribute to optimized clinical drug development programs and access to information and scientific knowledge management.

We are now offering an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated individual to join us in the role as Director, Statistical Programming.  

This role is a unique opportunity to lead, manage and develop a team of programmers. You will be acting as a coach, mentor, and specialist, overseeing deliverables with quality and timeliness, following established standards and processes. This leadership role requires profound programming experience and excellent industry knowledge to independently lead implementation of programming activities and guide other programmers. You will provide subject matter expertise within the programming discipline and act as a specialist within cross-functional teams to deliver continuous improvement.

This role will be placed at AstraZeneca’s dynamic R&D global hub in Warsaw (Poland), where you will work in an international environment at the forefront of clinical development.


As a Director, Statistical Programming, you will provide strategic input to the programming function and be accountable for implementation of statistical programming aspects of the clinical development programs.

Typical accountabilities for this role include:

  • Provides strategic, scientific and programming advice and expertise to the team
  • Leads, manages and develops a group of programmers, providing guidance and mentorship and ensuring process compliance
  • Ensures productive and collaborative team environment and managing team’s objectives
  • Provides input to capacity management for all projects in scope
  • Contributes to and identifies business needs and plans resourcing accordingly
  • Contributes to recruitment and building a team with appropriate skill sets
  • Ensures talent development, and maintains own and team knowledge of the latest industry and regulatory requirements
  • Accountable for managing contracting staff, and overseeing outsourced projects
  • Manages risk for assigned projects by making complex judgments and decisions
  • Overall accountability for the quality and compliance to internal, external and regulatory requirements for the delivery of programming aspects in clinical development
  • Ensures consistent approach and provides expertise to data standards and its implementation within own function or across Biometrics
  • Measures the compliance of and ensures that there is a consistent approach to data standards and automation and its implementation
  • Leads and contributes to improvement and organizational initiatives within and outside of function and ensures continuous improvement of the team and function
  • Represents AstraZeneca and the Programming function at external events
  • Influences/collaborates cross functionally at TA or Biometrics level by providing subject matter expertise
  • Collaborates cross-functionally and represents Programming leadership where required

Education, Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Degree in Mathematics (i.e., Applied Math, Engineering, etc), Statistics, Computer Science, Life Science, or equivalent
  • Proven programming leadership experience
  • Excellent programming skills in SAS (or R) and SAS macros
  • Thorough knowledge of the clinical development process and current knowledge of industry standards (CDISC), technical and regulatory requirements relevant to the role
  • Demonstrated leadership capability, organizational skills, and proven ability to lead teams towards a common goal
  • Ability to influence relevant stakeholders and global teams and provide input to functional strategies
  • Ability to develop teams and individuals
  • Ability to manage risk in complicated or novel situations
  • Current knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements relevant to the role
  • Functional strategist

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing business processes
  • Experience in regulatory submissions and interactions
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills

At AstraZeneca, we believe in the potential of our people, and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us. As a Statistical Programming Associate Director, you’ll play a pivotal role in making a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

This role is an office-based role with some degree of flexibility. Our vibrant office sites provide a diverse and collaborative work environment, where interactions lead to ideas and innovations, giving you and others the perfect opportunity to learn, grow and develop careers. Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Apply today!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity.  We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills.  We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.  We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics.  We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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