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Principal Statistician (Home Based) - UK / Europe

  • Competitive
  • St Albans, , - None Specified -
  • Permanent

Principal Statistician (Home Based) - Top CRO - UK / Europe

We have recently partnered with an award winning CRO, who are looking for an experienced Principal Statistician to join their successful study delivery team.

How you will be a success

The Principal Biostatistician will be accountable for the leadership of the Biostatistics and Programming activities of a program of studies of moderate complexity and/or of high value with high impact for the organization. Also responsible for planning, monitoring, organizing and reviewing activities of biostatisticians and programmers working on the assigned program of studies, ensuring individual studies and the overall program of studies and integrated analyses are delivered on time, on budget to required quality. Accountabilities also include maintenance of consistency across studies.

Desirable Experience

    • Biostatistical input into the design of the program, Protocol input such as study design, sample size calculations and patient randomization schemes and Statistical aspects of case report form design
    • Review project database structures, edit checks and data management coding conventions
    • Preparation of statistical analysis plans including the definition of derived data, and the design of statistical tables, figures, and data listings for clinical summary reports
    • Statistical analysis, Interpretation of data and reporting of results
    • Writing of the statistical methods sections of integrated study reports. Reviews draft integrated study reports.
    • Supports responses to regulatory questions on the design of the program, and any labelling claims following submission
    • Participates in presentations at client and investigator meetings.
    • Preparation of biostatistics input to company research proposals and participates in proposal defense meetings and makes presentations at marketing meetings with prospective client.


Key Qualifications and Skills

    • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in statistics, biostatistics, or related field.
    • Extensive experience in statistics, biostatistics or related field
    • Proven experience must be in a CRO or Pharmaceutical environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
    • Knowledge in applied parametric and nonparametric statistics and SAS programming skills.
    • Should be able to translate clients’ needs into statistical practice and educate clients in the use of statistics.
    • Oncology experience preferred
    • In-depth knowledge of study designs, and statistical analysis conventions in one or more therapeutic areas.
    • Knowledge of clinical trials methodology, regulatory requirements, statistics and statistical software packages, including SAS are a must.


What you get in return

    • Ongoing development is vital, and as a Principal Biostatistician you will have the opportunity to progress your career, with the potential to move into other related areas to enhance your skill set.
    • In comparison with their competitor’s and pharmaceutical companies, they provide more flexible working platforms for coaching and educating newcomers to be highly respected professionals in our industry.
    • They also provide successful candidates with an excellent employment package and benefits adapted to the current job market. The company like to look at themselves more like an extended family with consideration of staff as individuals allowing a work-life balance.


Company culture:

This is a company where their people set them apart. Diverse teams enable them to become a better partner to their customers and help to fulfil our mission to advance and improve patients’ lives.

The company have an ‘Own It’ culture, driven by four key values that bring them together as individuals and set them apart as an organisation: Accountability & Delivery, Collaboration, Partnership and Integrity. It is key to be a CRO that delivers excellence to their clients and to patients at every touchpoint. In short, to be the partner of choice in drug development.

What to do next: If this opportunity is of interest, please apply now with your CV as the organisation are looking to welcome the new Statistician onboard as soon as possible.

Not what you are looking for? Please contact Aimee Weston on +44 7806 790645 for a confidential discussion about potential opportunities.


Aimee Weston Principal Consultant in Biostatistics

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