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Bioinformatics Scientist Apprentice - Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (Masters/Level 7)

Employer
AstraZeneca
Location
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary
£31,157 + 11% benefits fund + bonus.
Closing date
25 Feb 2022

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At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. We’re deeply committed to our strategy of being a great place to work. For us, that includes fostering an environment where everyone can be among inclusive, supportive individuals with curious minds.

A company that genuinely follows the science and values individuals at all levels, you’ll be backed and encouraged to speak up, ask questions, and share ideas to push the boundaries of science and continuously learn and explore.

Make the start of your journey a lifechanging one

As part of our Early Talent Programme, you’ll be involved in projects and learning opportunities that have real impact from day one.

Being part of our journey and helping us to provide life changing medicine to patients all over the world and transform lives for the better. Making important contributions and embracing our values to deliver on our purpose. Because regardless of role or level, we all have an important part to play in  making a positive difference.

Business Area

As an Informatics apprentice within Data Science & Artificial Intelligence based at our Cambridge, UK site you will be learning how to develop software for both one-time analysis and robust, widely used scientific tools and systems. Building an understanding of biology, drug discovery and computer science. Working with colleagues in DS&AI, across R&D and beyond to understand biology, discover new therapeutics and develop new technologies.

Main duties of this role will include:

  • Develop software for both one-time analysis and robust, widely used scientific tools.
  • Modelling data & processes and architect systems to ensure, by design, any systems built are fit for purpose, usable, maintainable and manageable.
  • Using scientific knowledge and computational knowledge to deliver new insights on existing data.
  • Mastering new technology and scientific thinking and applying it to deliver results.

Training and Development

AstraZeneca will sponsor you through your Bioinformatics Scientist – Level 7 with Cranfield University. 

The apprenticeship combines working, earning a full-time salary, with fully funded part-time university learning (on average 1 day/week). This will give you the opportunity to gain a Bioinformatics Scientist qualification, with the advantage of gaining relevant work-life skills and the excitement of helping to develop new medicines whilst taking your first steps towards a rewarding career.

We truly value Early Talent– their thoughts, ideas and contributions. So throughout the programme, you’ll be encouraged and inspired to speak up, have a voice and make an impact.

Skills and Capabilities

We would be looking for the following attributes from our successful applicants:

  • Scientifically literate. Able to pick up new ideas and concepts quickly.
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work in a team
  • Organised, persistent, eager to learn
  • Demonstrable flair for computer programming and problem solving

Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) Bachelor level degree in a life sciences subject and/or computer sciences/informatics Or an equivalent international qualification

Benefits, open and close dates

Opening date of advert: 24th January 2022

Closing date of advert:   25th February 2022

This is a 3 year fixed term contract opportunity based at Academy House, Cambridge, UK with a starting base salary of £31,157 + 11% benefits fund + bonus.

Successful candidates will be asked to attend a virtual Assessment day on 21st April 2022

Should you require any reasonable adjustments or accommodations, please let us know on your application.

Start date for the apprenticeship programme is 5th September 2022


 

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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