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AI/ML postdoc opportunity at AstraZeneca

From: Penland, Chris <Chris.Penland>
Date: Wed, 5 May 2021 20:05:15 +0000

Dear colleagues -

Please see the ML/AI post-doc opportunity below - within the Clinical Pharm=
acology & Pharmacometrics group at Astrazeneca.
Seeking a promising, energetic researcher interested in applying ML/AI to e=
xamine our substantial clinical trial database to develop insights into dis=
ease progression, patient segmentation, and therapeutic response in cardiov=
ascular, renal and metabolic diseases. While in the program, in our departm=
ent, you can also get exposure to the clinpharm/pharmacometrics staff and i=

Interested candidates can send their CV and note of interest to Dave Boulto=
n<>, the Industrial Supervisor/ Ast=
raZeneca Hiring Manager, via email at: David.Boulton2
ach out to me to discuss the project details.

Postdoc Fellow: Machine Learning to Predict CV and Renal Outcomes (R-099638=

Do you want your work to truly make a difference?

About the Postdoc Program:
We're currently looking for talented scientists to join our innovative acad=
emic-style Global Postdoc Program<
astrazeneca>. From our center in Gaithersburg, MD or Waltham, MA, you'll be=
 in a global pharmaceutical environment, contributing to live projects righ=
t from the start. You'll take part in a comprehensive training program, inc=
luding a focus on drug discovery and development, given access to our exist=
ing Postdoctoral research, and be encouraged to pursue your own independent=
 research working with cutting edge Machine Learning/Data Science tools.
What's more, you'll have the support of a leading academic advisor, who'll =
provide you with the guidance and knowledge you need to develop your career=
. This is an exciting area that hasn't been explored to its full potential,=
 making this an opportunity to make a real difference to the future of medi=
cal science.

About the Opportunity:
We will use artificial intelligence tools and computational modelling to pr=
edict individual long-term risk of major CV events (MACE) and renal disease=
 based on patient characteristics and short-term biomarker changes in a ver=
y large combined database of AstraZeneca's cardiovascular outcomes trials (=
patient-level data for ~180 000 individuals). This will facilitate treatmen=
t selection for patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease by identi=
fying characteristics that predict therapeutic response or non-response to =
different drug classes, inform patient selection and outcome definitions fo=
r future CV and renal outcomes trials, and characterize disease progression=
 over time.
If this sounds like you, apply now!

Essential Education and Experience:

  * A PhD and/or a recent Postdoctoral fellowship in a quantitative disci=
pline (engineering, pharmacology, computational biology, applied math, or r=
  * Success demonstrated by scientific publications and conference presen=
  * Interest in applying quantitative tools to solve clinically-meaningfu=
l problems
Desirable Qualifications:

  * Working knowledge of biology and physiology
  * Experience working with clinical data
Skills and Capabilities:

  * Proficiency and hands-on experience with data analysis, machine learn=
ing, and/or computational modelling in R or similar software
  * Ability to communicate technical material to a broad audience
  * Proven track record of effectively working independently, as well as =
within a team, to achieve results
  * This is a 2-year program, which will be based in Gaithersburg, MD or =
Waltham (Boston), MA with a competitive salary/benefits on offer.

To Find Out More:

Contact Dave Boulton<>, the Industr=
ial Supervisor/ AstraZeneca Hiring Manager, via email at: David.Boulton2<mailto:David.Boulton2

About AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that =
focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription=
 medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more th=
an one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we'=
re proud to have an outstanding workplace culture that encourages innovatio=
n and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse persp=
ectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ide=
as and creativity.

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