Senior Clinical Information Science Specialist



Mississauga, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

At AstraZeneca, we pride ourselves on crafting a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, ambitious thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe.

Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to create a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office and BlueSky Hub in downtown Toronto are purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

Our dedication to sustainability is also central to our culture and part of what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected which is why we’re taking ambitious action to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention.

Being a member of a global, diverse and vibrant team of Information Scientists, you’ll work on real drug development projects and train to gain the skills and knowledge needed to explore your potential for becoming a future Biometrics leader. You will have the opportunity to gain fantastic insights by supporting drug development. Your responsibilities include delivering value to the pipeline through excellence in strategy and delivery, improving decision making, and engaging and shaping the external environment whilst accessing and implementing innovative solutions.

Through excellent analytical skills and the ability to turn ideas into reality through literature review, evidence synthesis, and with modern tools, then the Information Science Programme could kick start your career.

The Programme’s variety and flexibility provides you with outstanding exposure within Information Science and other areas of Biometrics. You will be part of a collaborative team and gain an invaluable blend of on-the-job experience and specific training. With a mentor and a buddy assigned, you will build collaborative relationships with peers, specialists and leaders across our organization which will help to accelerate your career development.

The Astrazeneca Biometrics team will help you build your pharmaceutical industry knowledge and the ‘soft’ skills required to fulfil your career potential.

Essential requirements

  • BSc in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or Life Science

  • Proactive problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Collaborative, with a partnership approach to achieving success

  • Interest in healthcare

  • Demonstrable research skills and basic information handling skills e.g. literature review, knowledge management

  • Analytical thinking

  • Able to demonstrate leadership skills and team working

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of working with scientific data

  • Basic knowledge of the drug development process and clinical trials

  • Computational skills and/or data handling skills e.g. proficiency with programming languages, cleaning, organizing and standardizing data

  • Presentation skills & proficiency in communicating complex information to a diverse audience

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing

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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.