Job Description:

The Cheminformatics Data Scientist will support decision making and data analysis in the early science business, working closely with IT and other informatics professionals, chemists and scientists from all disciplines in direct support of AstraZeneca drug discovery projects Knowledge of chemical structures, chemical reactions, the early science data workflow and early discovery scientific information will be key as you will be involved directly in data wrangling, data analysis and problem solving with and on behalf of project teams and individuals Likewise, good programming skills and knowledge of the user-facing software tools and back-end infrastructure required to store, manipulate, prepare and present such information will be key Communication between and with IT professionals and scientists and the ability to present complex problems from both disciplines simply and clearly to help impart insight and understand implications and next steps is an essential part of the role You will be expected to work both as an individual contributor and as part of the wider team in delivering high quality outputs and support to the projects Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the field and ongoing developments in wider data science as they impact early discovery will be essential to fulfilling the role and you will have access to high quality training and development opportunities

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven bio-pharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the worlds most serious diseases But were more than one of the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies At AstraZeneca, were proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives and are made to feel valued, energised and rewarded for their ideas and creativity

Department Data & Analytics, S&EUIT

Science and Enabling Units IT is a global IT capability supporting Drug Research, Drug Development, Product & Portfolio Strategy, Medical Affairs, Finance, HR, Compliance, Legal and Global Business Services We are organised around 7 key capability areas Business Partnering, Solution Delivery, Architecture, Application Support, Data & Analytics, Change & Operations, operating out of sites across the US, UK, Sweden, India and Mexico

Data & Analytics provides analytics and data insight services and solutions critical to the Data & AI/ML emerging strategy and mission of S&EUIT and AZ D&A is organised into teams specialising in Information Architecture, Data Engineering, Data Visualisation, Knowledge Management, Data Science, Data Analysis and Information Governance

Role

We are looking for a Cheminformatics Data Scientist to tackle the most challenging informatics problems in the early drug discovery design-make-test-analyse (DMTA) process

You will be part of a close-knit and technical team of informaticians, data scientists, machine learning and knowledge engineers, delivering data workflows and informatics solutions that will advance the standard of healthcare improving the lives of millions of patients across the globe Your work will be applied to the full early science drug discovery project cycle to improve access to data, improve the quality and use of data and ultimately improve the quality of candidate drugs delivered out of all early research projects across AstraZeneca

The ideal candidate will possess a blend of early discovery science skills (,eg, chemistry, bioscience, DMPK, safety), will have several years of experience of informatics delivery in a scientific environment and will have successful experience of integrating workflows and building quality applications related to DMTA

Key Accountabilities

Work closely within the team and with scientific colleagues across AstraZeneca early science units to ensure informatics and advanced analytics solutions meet the ongoing needs of all scientists
Develop informatics solutions, eg, using pipelining approaches, scripting and application integration to address key problems in the early science (DMTA) space
Contribute to and potentially lead local and global science IT/informatics projects in DMTA space
Understand and seek opportunities to apply artificial intelligence & machine learning to the world of chemistry and biology informatics
Seek solutions that streamline the data workflow across early science and ensure all scientists have access to the right data required to solve their key business problems at the right time
Research external peers, academics and software providers to apply latest methods to relevant business problems
Work closely with data scientists, machine learning, engineering and platform teams to leverage latest algorithms to deliver improved data and information to early science project teams
Work closely with informatics colleagues in our Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Chennai to deliver high quality informatics solutions
Promote AstraZenecas informatics and data science reputation through external publications and presentations

Candidate Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Masters / PhD in (chem)informatics or a pharmaceutical scientific discipline or similar field with a proven record of informatics delivery in a pharmaceutical/biotech setting
Strong coding and software engineering skills such as Python, Java, JavaScript, Scripting
Experience working with relevant software and toolkits from vendors and providers such as Biovia, Perkin-Elmer, Chemaxon, Openeye, Dotmatics, Certara, Genedata, RDKit etc
Experience working directly with relevant vendors as above
DMTA cycle pipelining experience, eg, Pipeline Pilot or Knime,
Database and semantic skills and experience (eg Oracle, MySql, RDF/Triple stores/SPARQL, etc)
Knowledge of cloud environment and related technologies
Excellent communication skills and facilitation skills with the ability to work with others to achieve objectives
Ability to explain complex methods and techniques to a non-technical audience
Good communication, written and verbal skills, fluent English

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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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements

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Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Software Engineer
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 17th May 2020

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