Modis Life Science

Principal Statistician / Statistical Director to AstraZeneca!

Modis Life Science is looking for a Principal Statistician / Statistical Science Director to AstraZeneca, Gohenburg! The consultant assignment will Start 2018-03-01and proceed until 2018-08-31. Welcome with your application no later than February 15th!
den 11 mars 2018
Förväntad start.
den 1 april 2018
Antal timmar
Sverige > Göteborgs stad > Västra Götalands län

The arena

Biometrics & Information Sciences (B&I) is the home of late stage drug development biometrics activity at AstraZeneca and consists of experts in statistics, programming, informatics and information science . B&I drive good design and standards to generate the data needed for quality decision making on AstraZeneca´s drug development projects as well as ensuring high quality regulatory submissions.

The role

You will lead the strategic, statistical thinking and contributions to the Development Plans, Regulatory Strategy, Health Technology Assessment and Commercial Presentation for indications/projects within an AZ product team. The role is a Leadership role able to lead and direct elements of project work and accountable for the statistical work within the project reporting to a Senior Statistical Science Director.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Leadership to statistical staff on the indications/projects so that all work is carried out with regards to AZ standards and external regulations
  • Through partnership with experts, developing design options and providing high quality decision support to enable the business to make informed decisions
  • Quantifying the benefit, risk, value and uncertainty of the emerging product profile.
  • Holding CRO/Partners accountable for the high-quality standards of their deliverables;
  • Represent AZ and Statistics to Health Authorities and Reimbursement/Payer Organizations for specific projects/indications;
  • Application of expert skills to investigate, apply novel statistical approaches, for relevant statistical issues and/or regulatory guidance and/or value demonstration.
  • Mentor/coach and support the education and training of Statistics staff in the technical arena.


  • Leadership Capabilities @ Level 2/3
  • MSc/PhD in Statistics or Mathematics (containing a substantial statistical component) with experience in pharma/healthcare or other relevant area
  • Knowledge of the technical and regulatory requirements related to the role
  • Experience of Development, program design and data analysis and interpretation
  • Experience of regulatory interactions and/or submissions
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build strong relationships
  • Experience from the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience from working with databases
  • Knowledge in other programming languages (e.g., S-PLUS, R, etc.)
  • Collaboration required - needs the energy to work across global & functional boundaries both internally and externally
  • Ability to apply statistical expertise to complex problems, problem solving and quality focus.

What do we offer?

Modis Life Science is a specialized Business Line within Adecco Group. We work exclusively with Staffing Services and Recruitment of personnel within the Life Science industry. Our expertise lies within all areas of Life Science such as R&D, Production, Quality Assurance, Clinical Research, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, Marketing & Sales and many more. Our customers are companies, of different sizes, within the Pharmaceutical-, Biotech- and Medtech- industries. As the largest recruiting and staffing company in the world our most valuable assets are our consultants. With us, you as a consultant will be appreciated for your difference-making competence within Life Science!

Modis Life Science can offer you the opportunity of interesting assignments and positions at attractive companies that perhaps never will be put out on the open market! For your security as a consultant, you are covered by our collective agreement and by insurance and corporate healthcare. We also want you to stay healthy and therefore offer you healthcare contributions and discounts on training cards. We arrange social activities continuously where you are able to share your experiences with our other consultants.

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Are you interested?

Then you should apply as soon as possible. The position is soon to be filled and therefore work with recruitment is being done on a continual basis.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications through e-mail, but if you have questions regarding the position contact Nalin Yilmaz,

We look forward to your application!

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