Principal Statistician

£0.00 - £65000.00 per annum
  1. Permanent
  2. Statistics
  3. United Kingdom
Manchester, England
Posting date: 27 Nov 2019
This vacancy has now expired

A specialist contract research organisation (CRO) are looking to hire multiple Principal Statisticians to work out of their UK offices. The organisation provides high quality analysis and consultancy of Phase I-IV clinical trials across a variety of therapeutic areas for the pharmaceutical industry. This position offers the exciting opportunity to work with a leading establishment and provider of real expertise in the biometrics field. You would be joining a team that is looking to invest in long term careers, focusing on quality of service, with up to date, relevant industry training.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform technical review and provide input into clinical trial documents including protocols, CRFs, and CSRs.
  • Author and review study SAP, TFL shells, and dataset specifications.
  • 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.
  • Apply 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.
  • Identify data and standards issues and resolve or escalate as appropriate.
  • Maintain proficiency in statistical methodology.
  • Maintain study master file documents and any other documents that are required to be audit ready.
  • Line manage statisticians, programmers and other technical staff.
  • Be 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.
  • Interview and effectively on-board and integrate new staff members.
  • Provide statistical technical leadership and coaching.
  • Oversee key client projects/portfolios, including:
    • Project Manage client accounts and projects
    • Maintain the project plan
    • Proactively manage resource, scope change, and risks
    • Manage the delivery of projects to budget
    • Manage client expectations and issue resolutions
  • Lead internal and client study, project, and cross functional team meetings effectively.
  • Present study updates internally and at client meetings.
  • Share scientific, technical, and practical knowledge within the team and with colleagues.
  • Perform work in full compliance with applicable internal and client policies, procedures, processes, and training.
  • Build effective collaborative working relationships with internal and client team members.
  • Ensure learnings are shared across projects or studies.
  • Develop and provide internal technical training where appropriate.
  • Lead process improvement initiatives.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Typically requires a BSc in a relevant scientific discipline.
  • Typically requires relevant clinical experience in the pharmaceutical or health care industry or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in the management of Phase IV and Non-Interventional studies is essential.
  • Experience in the review and oversight of Investigator Sponsored Trials desirable.
  • Knowledge of post-marketing requirements and different types of post-authorisation safety and efficacy studies.
  • Must be able to generally understand, interpret, and explain protocol requirements to others.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of ICH GCP, GVP, FDA, and EMEA regulations and guidelines applicable to post-authorization studies.
  • Must be able to participate in multiple departmental or interdepartmental strategic initiatives under limited supervision.
  • Must be able to resolve problems using national and international regulations, guidelines, and investigator interaction.
  • 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.

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

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.