Product Owner/Manager - Ethical and Legal store

Expiring today

01 Jan 2022
20 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
*Product Owner/Manager - Ethical and Legal store*

*Locations: Cambridge (UK) Gaithersburg (US) Gothenburg (Sweden) or Warsaw (Poland)*

*Competitive salary and benefits package on offer*

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, using clinical data in making strategic decisions? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

AstraZeneca is a global, *science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company *that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious disease. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.

Now is the time to be part of accelerating AstraZeneca's growth and feel your contribution. We unite our technologies, tools and platforms with our collective expertise to drive our transformational journey forward. It means we are able to better interpret data and make better data decisions

Sustainable, FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable & Reusable) data is the lifeblood of AstraZeneca as a science-led, pure-play pharmaceutical company and critical for the delivery of the AstraZeneca corporate strategy, in which Data, AI and Digital is a foundational value driver for Innovative Science and a potential corporate differentiator.

In R&D, Data Science and AI the discussion and delivery of how we are creating a set of analytics ready data that is FAIR across a range of data types, initially including Omics data, Imaging Data, Clinical Patient data, biological and small molecule screening data. Other data types will be added in due course. We will be defining and applying metadata for each of these data types. The programme will provide data science environments with appropriate tooling and access to data for data scientists to use to perform analysis on the data. We are also building cross data type query interfaces, to enable scientists to find and integrate data within and across data types. The environments will be predominantly cloud based and subject to governance and tracking of data.

*Main duties and responsibilities*

For the last five years AZ, has been in the fore front of enabling reuse of data to a large set of customers. Core to doing this is the consents and our commitment to the patient's wishes for how we use the data. The way AZ has worked has helped influence the best practice for use of data across the pharma industry. The role-holder will trailblaze expanding the understanding and management of consent from the study level to individual patient level, to maximise the value of data generated under patient consent.

We are seeking individuals who can define and articulate a vision for products delivered and implemented for the Therapy Areas (TA) cross R&D. The delivery is done via the TA Impact initiatives that connect requirements cross TA into cross R&D deliverables. Work is done in close collaboration with RD and Enterprise IT, Data Science and AI and the wider R&D organisation. The role will be based in Data Science and AI, which is part of AZ R&D and will work in close interaction with the Data Office to cover the AI, ethics, governance and use of data perspectives. The role will provide strong leadership to promote best practices in managing policy through embedding key privacy principles on the handling of data throughout the lifecycle of our data and how this is implemented in our systems.

The Ethical and Legal store will be a product holding the ethical and legal information about a study and a patient to ensure data is used in a correct way. As data is collected in many systems, it will be key to find a way of integrating and sharing the ethical and legal status cross-system to always reflect the right status of a patient and our products. With the GDPR requirements we are obligated to manage the GDPR rights, like the 'Right to be forgotten' and to 'Know how data has been used' after it is collected. This is in alignment with our AZ value of putting our patients first.

Example of Products may include Data management and standard pipelines for data types listed above, provision of data science environments, Data Catalogue Management, Master Data /Reference Data Management, cross data querying tools and processes
The level of the position will be determined by the candidate's experience, skills and education.

*Typical Accountabilities*

*For our Product Owner/Manager, you will typically be accountable for: *

* Serve as Product Manager or Product owner according to [Agile framework]().
* Career Level depends on scope and criticality of Product, customer breath and seniority, novelty and degree of challenge in development.
* Product Manager has broader scope and is more senior

* Understand customer needs and validate solutions
* Understand and support portfolio work
* Develop and communicate the program vision and roadmap
* Manage and prioritize the flow of work
* Participate in Program Increment planning
* Define releases and program increments
* Work with System Architect/Engineering to understand Enabler work.
* Participate in demos and Inspect and Adapt
* Build an effective Product Management/Product Owner team

*Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience*


* Hands-on experience from Agile development, preferably in a business context.
* Relevant degree in Information/Data Science, Computer Science, Informatics, IT, or other related discipline.
* Experience of pharma and the life sciences
* Experience of senior data leadership
* Experience of running project in a GxP regulated environment
* Track record of significant strategic data project delivery with demonstration of clear scientific and/or operational value
* Excellent communication skills and ability to build strong relationships
* Conflict resolution: succeeding in situations where a high degree of business acumen, influencing and tact are required to find a way forward
* Needs the energy, experience, and motivation to work across global & functional boundaries


* Experience of achieving tangible and acknowledged value in a similar position and scale of challenge and opportunity.
* Knowledge of Drug Discovery and Development practice in BioPharma
* Strong Change Management track record.
* Experienced Project Manager with a great understanding of the project phase and the connection between classic project management and Agile ways of working

*Why AstraZeneca?*

It's a place to think differently - to find new ways of handling and treating diseases. We are trusted and empowered to explore. Ultimately, it's more than a job. We know that our work impacts people with serious conditions, many of whom have no other alternatives. That's what drives us - the potential to impact over one billion patients worldwide.

So, what's next! If this sounds like your next challenge - apply today! We look forward to get to know you better. Welcome to send us your application through our website at your earliest convenience.

*Where can I find out more?*

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Date role opened: 22nd December 2021
Date role closed: 22nd January 2022

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