Data Provisioning Business Analyst

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
03 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021
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Job role
Business analyst, CFO
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, with a real passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. Here, you'll have the chance to create 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 patients

The R&D Data Office, within DS&AI, is a key organisation to deliver upon AstraZeneca's strategy. Data Office operates a central capability, with R&D wide accountability, to ensure that we harness the power of data to drive innovative science.

Data Office will govern data, drive data quality and ensure our data is readied for analytics, crafting paved-paths for scientists to perform data led research, without compromising our legal restrictions or ethical principles.

Within Data Office, your role is Data Provisioning Business Analyst, a member of a dedicated Data Provisioning Operations team.

This team performs data provisioning activities for AstraZeneca R&D, supporting data led science across our key therapy areas and all stages of drug discovery and development.

As a Business Analyst, you will support two key themes of work. First, you will support end-to-end requirements engineering activities for our highest priority and potentially sophisticated data provisioning projects.

Second, you will be aligned to driving improvement of the Data Provisioning team operations including defining t important metrics, crafting slick processes and driving continuous improvement to additional data needs, new team capabilities and evolving data governance requirements.

In addition to core business analysis skills, to be successful in this role, you must demonstrate an excellent ability to communicate and analyse partner needs across a broad range of disciplines and have a passion for driving business value to customer groups.

In performing this role, your work will enable efficient data provisioning activities, ensuring that our data scientists are accelerated in their work, in turn, driving innovative science and ultimately, creation of novel life-changing medicines for patients globally.

To be successful in this role you must have excellent critical thinking skills, enjoy succeeding in project-orientated goals, and be able to connect with partners from different experience levels and cultures.

For the right candidate, this is an opportunity to secure your outstanding, centralised, role within AstraZeneca, joining a team of highly motivated people in a truly global organisation.

Typical Accountabilities
  • Supporting our engagement leads to scope-out data provisioning projects with R&D partners.
  • Partner analysis.
  • Facilitating prioritisation of
  • Defining and executing on business analysis plans to drive success of data provisioning projects.
  • End-to-end requirements engineering for data provisioning projects, including planning and running requirements analysis activities (e.g., interviews, workshops), analysing user requirements and requirements documentation.
  • Following projects through to completion and ensuring our R&D partners achieve their desired outcomes, fostering back to the team and helping to plan tactical and strategic improvements.
  • As-is and to-be process mapping in response to additional data scope, new team and technology capabilities.
  • Helping the operations team-lead establish critical metrics and subsequently support monitoring team performance.

Required education, skills and experience
  • Have a minimum of three years as a business analyst with a track record of successful business change project work.
  • Hold a degree or equivalent in a scientific, technical or engineering subject area. Excellent process analysis expertise including string business process modelling notation skill.
  • Strong requirements capturing technique.
  • Experience working in an agile project environment, e.g., scrum team
  • Ability to structure and generate robust and testable requirements.
  • Partner analysis and management capabilities.
  • Hold an industry recognised qualification in business analysis, e.g., BCS or IIBA.
  • Experience from Pharma industry is significant advantage.
  • Experience working with data-related legislation and policy (e.g., GDPR) an advantage.
  • Experience with agile project delivery tools, in particular Jira, an advantage
  • Experience working with data-focussed processes, especially in a scientific domain would be a significant advantage.



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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.

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