Internship "Evidence Generation in Pharmaceutical Industry"

The Medical Evidence function at AstraZeneca is responsible for the planning, development and delivery of evidence generation activities across various therapeutic areas, including observational studies (primary/secondary data), agent-based models, systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses. Studies are routinely conducted in collaboration with academic experts, clinical researchers and database custodians to address evidence gaps relevant to our internal and external stakeholders. As one example, administrative data sources may be leveraged to describe treatment patterns, healthcare resource utilization and clinical outcomes for a particular patient group in one or several countries.

This internship opportunity will be linked to one or more such studies – supporting the design, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of results. The successful candidate may also execute a separate literature review/meta-analysis to evaluate available evidence related to an outstanding clinical question.

The internship will provide in-depth exposure to the application of health outcomes research methods to drug development and commercialization, as part of a Global biopharmaceutical company. The use of observational research for this purpose – linked to the emergence of so-called Real World Evidence (RWE) – is a rapidly growing field. In addition, the student will have the opportunity to expand their soft skills as part of a multi-disciplinary and dynamic regional organization.

We are a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. Our company is organised to deliver our strategic priorities sustainably, supporting continued scientific innovation and commercial success. We focus on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines in Oncology and BioPharmaceuticals, including Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism, and Respiratory & Immunology. This opportunity will be housed in our Europe & Canada Medical Team based in Zug, Switzerland.
  • Health Care
  • International Organization
  • Pharmaceutical

Working place

StreetNeuhofstrasse 34
City Baar
Country Switzerland


  • Big Data
  • Cohort Data
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Research Methods
Risk Factors & Determinants of Health
  • Aging
  • Gender
  • Inequity
  • Obesity & Overweight
Health System Functioning
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Management
  • Health System Research
  • Primary Care
  • Quality of Care
Soft skills/othersHealth outcomes research, project management, Microsoft Office, interpersonal and presentation capabilities, ability to manage competing priorities, experience in private sector an asset


Date Start Earliest open now
Duration minimal 9 months
Duration maximal 12 months


Type Fulltime


English Speaking: excellent
Reading: excellent
Writing: excellent


Remote-based role acceptable, with some travel to AstraZeneca offices in Baar

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