Associate Director Imaging & AI - Imaging & Data Analytics

AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, MD

  • Industry: Executive Management - Administrative/Operational Support
  • Type: Full Time
  • $114,840.00 - 169,230.00
position filled
Are you passionate about imaging and advance image analysis? Can you apply these skills to help us in drug discovery? Do you have expertise in leading a talented team of imaging scientist and are you able to help shape an integrated imaging strategy? Then why not join our Imaging & AI department at AstraZeneca in Gaithersbug, MD.

We are looking for an Associate Director Imaging & AI - Imaging & Data Analytics who will manage a group of tissue and in vivo imaging scientists, using groundbreaking technologies and advanced image analysis. The team works to support projects across all our therapy areas. The Associate Director will work as part of a global imaging & AI group within Clinical Pharmacology and Safety Sciences (CPSS).

CPSS is changing the way imaging technologies are combined to offer unprecedented insight and impact. Our imaging hubs combine data from histology, digital pathology, multiplex assays, advanced molecular imaging techniques (including mass spectrometry imaging) and a full suite of in vivo imaging technologies. This position offers the opportunity to lead all aspects of how we investigate both the safety and efficacy of drugs within our projects in both a preclinical and clinical setting. The role combines the management of a dynamic scientific team with opportunity to deliver as a scientific lead. We believe this is a truly exciting opportunity for a hardworking imaging scientist.

The successful candidate will need to be a strong communicator with experience of successful cross-functional collaborations, both as contributor and leader. We feel strongly that AstraZeneca leads the way in advance tissue imaging, and we want you to help us to continue to achieve this.


The role:



As Associate Director you will lead a team that plans and designs of histological, molecular and in vivo imaging studies and you will provide expert and hypothesis-driven scientific advice on specific topics to the team. You will have a strong experience of the management of scientists reviewing, planning, conducting, validating, reporting and outsourcing a variety of studies. As well as a specific domain expertise in advance tissue imaging, a consistent track record in delivery of scientific excellence and evidence in design and delivery of successful scientific strategies in imaging and image analysis.

In this role, you will apply your management skills and lead a team of 10-15 imaging scientists, providing leadership, development and mentorship to the team to ensure staff can apply state of the art techniques to address scientific questions. You will build and maintain network of collaborative scientific links with aligned therapy area partners to maintain overview strategic scientific areas of focus and importance to Imaging, as well as contribute to and be a member of Imaging & AI leadership team and report into Head of Imaging & AI.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will coordinate integrated imaging laboratory activities at their site in generation of imaging data and reporting for preclinical safety studies and TA-aligned efficacy support.
  • Will lead appropriate technology development at their site as part of overall Imaging & AI strategy; site-specific technology development dependent upon remit of that imaging hub.
  • Will liaise with TA-aligned pathologists to schedule and prioritise lab support and biomarker validation. Will manage cross-hub resources or activities as appropriate when necessary.
  • Will liaise with Digitization & AI group and external vendors in continued development of AI approaches for imaging.
  • Will coordinate externalized contract research as needed in support of efficacy and safety studies.
  • Accountability for maintaining standard methodologies and cross-department relationship to Imaging & AI hubs as well as wider AZ imaging groups.
  • Accountability for ensuring compliance for all AZ and site specific policies, quality standards, SOPs, regulatory requirements, SHE and Human and Animal Tissue standards (HBS).


Essential requirements:


  • Experienced pathology sciences leader with a minimum of 10 years industry/CRO experience. of development and utilization of tissue imaging approaches for preclinical (essential) and clinical (desirable) support.
  • Desirable experience and knowledge of other imaging approaches such as MRI and PET
  • Strong scientific leadership demonstrated by successful technology development of multidimensional imaging sciences area and publication of this work externally.
  • Strong communicator with experience of successful cross-functional collaborations, both as contributor and leader.
  • Previous experience of management and shown staff development is needed.
If you are ready for a challenge take the opportunity and join our team!

For questions about the position please contact Richard Goodwin (Director Science Imaging & Data Analytics) at ...@astrazeneca.com.

We look forward to your application no later than 3rd, February 2020.
Associated topics: administrative assistant, administrative officer, assist, beverage, chief operations officer, facilities, operation, operations director, records management, staff

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