Principal Statistician

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Statistics
  3. United Kingdom
London, England
Posting date: 25 Feb 2020
This vacancy has now expired

The company takes pride in delivering high quality statistics and the reporting clinical trials. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic company that is changing the pharmaceutical industry.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform technical reviews and provide input into clinical trial documents including protocols, CRFs and CSRs
  • Support study and/or compound level activities advising on study design and statistical issues across phases and therapeutic areas
  • Author, validate and document SAS programs for datasets, TFLs and macros, applying good programming practice
  • Application of complex statistical techniques (e.g. mixed effects, non-linear modelling, Bayesian, advanced survival), model checking and interpretation
  • Identify and implement appropriate sample size method using software or simulations
  • Highlight data and standards issues and resolve or escalate as appropriate
  • Awareness of emerging standards and associated impact to ongoing and future planned trials
  • Maintain study master file documents and any other documents that are required to be audit ready People Management
  • Line management of statisticians, programmers and other technical staff. Accountable for overall performance of direct reports
  • Provide coaching and mentoring of staff to achieve "excellence". Direct employee career development and ensure line reports receive appropriate training to perform their day-to-day jobs
  • Provide statistical technical leadership and coaching Project Management
  • Manage key client projects/portfolios.
  • Lead internal and client study, project and cross functional team meetings effectively
  • Build effective collaborative working relationships with internal and client team members

Skills and Requirements

  • MSc or PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics (or equivalent)
  • At least 6 years of relevant industry experience
  • Understanding of clinical drug development process, relevant disease areas, endpoints and different study designs
  • Awareness of industry and project standards & ICH guidelines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in data handling using SAS or other statistical software (e.g. R)
  • Self-management skills with a focus on results for timely and accurate completion of competing deliverables
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage a portfolio of projects and/or people Competitive salary.

To Apply

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Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.