AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Pipeline Analyst - Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic (Associate Director) in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Your role in AstraZeneca, no matter where you work, helps to make the discoveries we achieve possible. Every decision we make is rooted in the limitless possibilities of what science can do. From our laboratories to our analytics departments, our people work to realise the potential of how science can change lives.

Our strategy in Cardiovascular, Renal, Metabolic R&D is to focus on ways to reduce morbidity, mortality and organ damage by addressing multiple risk factors across cardiovascular (CV) disease, diabetes and chronic kidney-disease indications. This patient-centric approach is reinforced by science-led life-cycle management programmes and technologies, including early research into regenerative methods.


The position as part of our Pipeline Strategy Management (PSM) group, will support the delivery of portfolio analyses, reports, assessments and support overall portfolio strategy for the CVRM Therapeutic Area. These deliverables will help support decisionā€making by both project teams and Therapeutic Area Leadership Teams (TALT) and therefore contribute to the achievement of PSM and business objectives.


  • Portfolio Management - Maintain a detailed understanding of the shape, drivers and milestones of the therapeutic area portfolios. Assist in developing recommendations that can be used to make robust decisionā€making for the TA portfolio. Support data quality across the TA data set.

  • Problem solving - Use structure and methodology to work with data and solve complex problems or questions. Work through complex problems and use analytical ability to interpret and communicate them effectively. Looks beyond the obvious for innovative and simple solutions.

  • Portfolio and Resource Strategy - Support portfolio strategy by providing and analyzing key data and criteria. Use outputs to drive key strategic approaches and support the development of TA strategies, and resource planning. Work with project teams to support improved decision making as needed.

  • Performance Management - Support the development and tracking of TA objectives to enhance portfolio delivery and value. Ensure all reporting and analysis adheres to high quality and consistency standards

  • Industry Benchmarks - Distill internal/external data into useable and accurate information that will inform key TA portfolio decisions

  • Decision making tools - Use/build decision making tools to support improved decision making across the portfolio.

  • Leadership - Independently drive for results and brings ideas to action

  • Collaboration - Work closely and collaboratively with the Project Managers, Analytics team, PSM management, and TA Leadership Team to support business decisions.


To succeed in this role you will have a proven analytical skill set with demonstrated attention to detail. You will relish problem solving challenges, and have an understanding of the cardiovascular-renal-metabolic disease therapeutic area.


  • BS or BA degree in Business, Science, Finance, Market Research, or similar subject

  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and drug development process

  • Significant experience in a similar analytical role gained within the pharmaceutical industry, or consulting

  • Proven ability to work with data sets

  • Strong strategic thinking, decision making, and problem-solving abilities

  • Leadership skills, including collaboration and ability to influence without authority


  • Strong academic record in courses requiring business analytics and research

If you are interested, please apply now!

Closing date for applications is 9th April 2018.

Salary: Competitive

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership