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Project Manager Apprentice – Discovery Sciences ASTRAZENECA UK LIMITED

You will be part of CGR’s multidisciplinary genomics research environment, responsible for coordinating and evolving informatics and data analytics capabilities. You will: - track the delivery of work versus the budget and timelines - report on progress, budgets, risk and opportunities - contribute to project planning and prioritization

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 17 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £21,500.00

    £21,500 starting base salary + 11% benefits fund + bonus. We offer a relocation package to help with the costs and process of moving for candidates who currently live more than 60 minutes from the site location for this Apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm or 8.00am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    39 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000124218

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

AstraZeneca’s Centre for Genomics Research (CGR) is part of our unprecedented Genomic Initiative involving the analysis of up to 2 million genomes and complementary multi-omics. This includes analysing the sequences of participants from AstraZeneca clinical trials and the sequence data from large population cohorts.  CGR is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic early career project manager to support the growing genome analytics and informatics requirements of the Centre. This is an exciting opportunity to enable large-scale genomic studies among AstraZeneca’s core therapeutic areas of:

  • Oncology
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiovascular
  • Metabolic disease

See: https://www.astrazeneca.com/what-science-can-do/topics/disease-understanding/exploring-the-genome-to-find-novel-targets-for-chronic-diseases.html for more information on the type of science we do.

In this role, you will be part of a dynamic team in CGR’s multidisciplinary genomics research environment

  • Analysing the sequences of participants from AstraZeneca clinical trials and the sequence data from large population cohorts.

You will be responsible for

  • Coordinating efforts related to the Centre’s growing and
  • Evolving informatics and data analytics capabilities.

You will work alongside bioinformaticians, genome analysts and software scientists to ensure that project activities are aligned to deliver the expected business value within agreed timelines.

What you will be doing on daily basis? You will be…

  • Coordinating the delivery of genome informatics and analytics projects both internal as well as the work delivered through a network of 3rd party companies and suppliers
  • Tracking the delivery of work versus the budget and timelines
  • Reporting on progress, budgets, risk and opportunities
  • Contributing to project planning and prioritisation

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

In return for your drive, determination, hard work and dedication to AstraZeneca, we are delighted to be able to sponsor you through completing your Bachelor of Science Degree in Project Management with Digital Technologies https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/project-manager-integrated-degree-v1-0 at Northeastern University - London through a 3-year programme.

Training is delivered via blended learning, primarily online with some blocks of face-to-face learning in London.

A degree apprenticeship combines full-time paid work with us and part-time university learning whilst being involved in real-life delivery, practical learning and getting paid.

As well as this, you will be supported on a day-to-day basis with:

  • Opportunities to apply your learning in the workplace
  • Reasonable time out to attend university and study (during study leave)
  • Focused objectives and goals for the duration of each rotation
  • Further development to support broader learning
  • Time with your line manager, mentor, buddy and Early Talent network

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion, apprentices may apply for other positions at AstraZeneca/


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Prioritising skills, Interpersonal skills, Adaptable, Agile delivery of IT (SCRUM), Report on own work, PRINCE 2 experience, APM experience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent I.T (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent (Business, Economics or STEM subjects preferred) (Grade B or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent (Business, Economics or STEM subjects preferred) (Grade B or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent (Business, Economics or STEM subjects preferred) (Grade B or above) Essential

About the employer

AstraZeneca in the UK A global pharmaceutical company with a major UK presence. Our purpose is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. The best way we can help patients is to be science-led and share this passion with the scientific, healthcare and business communities of the UK. Employment -We employ 6,500 employees across five sites in the UK and support around 35,000 other jobs. Investment in the business -We are continually investing in our UK business and have made a number of significant investments including: a purpose-built R&D centre and corporate HQ in Cambridge, an investment of £120 million in a new facility at our manufacturing centre in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Innovation - Investment in the business - We continue to be an integral part of the scientific community in the UK, employing more than 2,600 employees in the UK focused on high value R&D activities. This is backed up by significant R&D investment.

Employer

ASTRAZENECA UK LIMITED

Address

1 Francis Crick Avenue

Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Cambridge

CB2 0AA

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Training

Training provider

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY-LONDON

Apprenticeship standard

Project manager (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Feb 2023