Pre-clinical Senior Statistician

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Statistics
  3. United Kingdom
Cambridge, England
Posting date: 31 Jan 2020
This vacancy has now expired

A well-known global pharmaceutical company, with leading products across various therapeutic areas, is looking to hire a Pre-clinical Senior Statistician to join their Data Sciences & Quantitative Biology department based in Cambridge, UK. This vacancy is an exciting opportunity to work at a top global pharmaceutical company and working in a team of biostatisticians, bioinformaticians, machine-learning specialists and image analysts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Applying and further developing your statistical knowledge to collaborate with researchers in a variety of project teams.
  • Working on multiple projects to provide support for programs, such as drug discovery, pre-clinical in-vivoor in vitro studies, assay and process development, quality control, and various 'omics platforms.
  • Identifying and delivering solutions for addressing key biological questions through statistics.
  • Building relationships with stakeholders to demonstrate value of statistics across AZ.
  • Communicating statistical concepts and results to engage a diverse audience.
  • Improving the underlying statistical capabilities and awareness of stakeholders.
  • Contributing to and lead both local and global projects.
  • Engaging with external collaborators via publications and presentations.
  • A self-started who works independently driving projects forward.
  • Be innovative in the identifying areas where you can have impact, in the statistical solutions you propose and in how you engage with the stakeholders.

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD in statistics, mathematics, data science or equivalent experience.
  • Programming experience with R, Python, or similar.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, especially when communicating statistical concepts to non-statisticians.
  • Sound understanding of statistical methods and applications.
  • To be successful in this, you will have a problem-solving mindset and a perceptive approach.
  • A dedicated and curious applied Statistician.
  • Contributions will support preclinical and nonclinical scientists and will have a profound impact on R&D.
  • Solving challenging problems through collaboration and partnerships.
  • Expert in your field and you know that the best results are achieved by utilising the strengths of every individual.
  • Previous consulting experience.
  • Experience in applying statistics to biological problems.
  • Experience in exploring and optimising experimental design.
  • General knowledge of the drug research and development process.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

To Apply:

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