Data Science and AI Project Manager - 12 Month FTC

  • AstraZeneca
  • Cambridge CB2 8PA, UK
  • 15/09/2021
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Big Data Artificial Intelligence Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Would you like to be a part of a Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (DS&AI) group who has direct strategic impact on drug development, playing a key role in getting medicines to patients?

At AstraZeneca, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a real passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every single day.

AstraZeneca is investing in data management and analysis capabilities, through its long-term Growth Through Innovation Strategy. The DS&AI team collaborates across R&D to drive innovation through data science and AI. Together we seek to:

  • Improve our understanding of disease and uncovering new targets

  • Transform R&D processes

  • Speed the design and delivery of new medicines for patients

This is the place that’s investing in the latest technology, data and innovative ways of working. Here you’ll be backed with everything you need to be at the forefront of digitising our organisation. Whether that’s working on the leading-edge, defining the future of Pharma or upskilling yourself in our Digital and Data Academy.


  • Develops and manages execution of project plans for projects or programmes, including activities, resources, costs, roles, responsibilities and quality and ensures tracking of the project delivering on time and on budget

  • Liasing Senior Stakeholder management providing them with regular updates on project updates.

  • Budget management of each portfolio/project

  • Provides support to the Project Manager in planning, managing, and monitoring major projects from concepts through implementation and may also manage own smaller projects.

  • Drives and assists in the initiation, coordination and analysis of resource allocation, financial controls and documentation preparation

  • Effectively manages changes to project/programme scopes

  • Establishes relationships with business stakeholders to capture business requirements and ensure their understanding and commitment to the project/programme objectives

  • Provides support to the departments by gathering and analysing data in the establishment and/or maintenance of corporate business processes, procedures and policies

  • Prepares presentation materials for management reports

  • Develops online management reports and key performance parameters

  • Evaluates and monitors the performance and efficiency of programs to ensure that program implementation is on target

  • Assists with the preparation of a variety of reports covering budget status, forecast reports and other management reports

  • Works with project staff to prepare cost application and budgets for new business development

  • Works on overall project planning through reporting on project schedules and deliverables


  • Minimum 2 years demonstrable experience of managing portfolios and small projects

  • Senior Stakeholder management

  • Budget management

  • Exceptional working knowledge of Excel

  • Well-developed organisational and interpersonal skills

  • Experience of working with third party suppliers

  • Experience of working application of policies, procedures and guidelines

  • Life science degree, business degree (or similar degree) or relevant experience


  • Data Science and AI experience

  • Experience of working in a global organisation with complex/geographical context

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Why we love it

If your passion is science and you want to be part of a team that makes a bigger impact on patients’ lives, then there’s no better place to be. Here we truly understand science and apply it every day to strengthen and grow our pipeline.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

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