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Principal Statistician

As a mid-size Contract Research Organisation (CRO), Veramed prides itself on two key areas: providing the highest quality statistics and programming consultancy for its clients, and giving its employees industry leading working environment, support and development for growth. We don’t believe in a universal model for Principal Statisticians, which is why you’ll find the unique responsibilities, daily interactions and opportunities for each Statistician type we’re hiring for, such as a Principal ‘Delivery’ Statistician or a Principal ‘Project Lead’ Statistician.

At its core, the role of the Principal Statistician is to provide statistical support to the statistics and programming department across a range of projects, clients and therapeutic areas. The Principal Statistician may also perform a supervisory role (e.g. line management and/or project management). 

Minimum requirements as a Principal Statistician:

  • MSc or PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics (or equivalent).
  • At least 6 years of relevant industry experience.
The following Statistician type/s are suited to this role:

Technical Principal Statistician - Key Responsibilities / What to Expect / Requirements

Do you have an appetite for innovation, a deep understanding of statistical methods, and a flair for identifying appropriate methodology? Then this Statistician type just might be for you!

We are seeking  a hands on  Statistician with attention to detail and strong work ethic to work as part of the statistical and programming team providing statistical support as outlined below to a variety of clients in the Veramed portfolio. This role provides the opportunity to progress towards becoming a Lead Statistician at Veramed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This role entails a wide variety of responsibilities and client exposure; we encourage our technical Statisticians to think outside of the box and to be the go to person for the field in which they are an expert, both internally and as a point of contact for clients.

Below is a summary of the types of tasks you could be carrying out on a daily basis. As with many roles at Veramed, you have the opportunity to shape their direction dependent on client needs and your own career aspirations.

STATISTICS & PROGRAMMING
  • Provide statistical consultancy to clients and colleagues, understanding research questions, identifying appropriate methodology, and advising on implementation.
  • Develop and deploy novel and computationally challenging statistical analyses for ongoing studies in collaboration with project lead statisticians and programmers.
  • Develop expertise within the company; equipping others to identify, understand and implement advanced statistical methods through training, mentoring and contributions to knowledge bases & code repositories.
  • Understand the regulatory requirements related to design and analysis of studies. 
  • Participate in protocol summary development. Give input into study design, efficacy and safety parameters and planned statistical analyses. Perform sample size calculations and study design simulations.
  • Participate in protocol development, review and approval.
  • Author/review Statistical Analysis Plans (SAPs). 
  • Perform exploratory analyses.
  • Review clinical study reports and provide input on interpretation of results.
  • Review and input into regulatory documents and interactions.
  • Act as the lead statistician on behalf of the client for one or more clinical studies within a clinical program or across multiple clinical programs.
  • Author, contribute to, oversee and review abstracts posters, presentations, and manuscripts for publication. Ensure accuracy of all biostatistical aspects of such documents.
  • Support and mentor more junior statisticians on the team.
DAILY INTERACTIONS:
  • Act as the go to Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the business for your particular field providing technical insight, consultancy and strategic direction internally and externally.
  • Work with study teams to implement challenging analyses.
  • Communicate rationale and mechanics of study designs, analysis methods and the results of clinical trials.
  • Lead study teams effectively.
  • Present study updates internally and at client meetings.
  • Share scientific, technical and practical knowledge within the client study team and with internal colleagues.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR: 

  • Presenting at conferences and authoring papers.
  • Developing and executing innovative statistical methodologies, study design and/or efficiency optimisation ideas.
  • Line management and peer mentoring.
  • Contributing to business process improvements and authoring/presenting internal training.
  • Contributing to initiatives that consider employees, the environment and our local communities as part of our B Corp accreditation.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • A warm, friendly working environment in which to thrive both personally and professionally.
  • A supportive, open-door management policy that will aid in your development and provide you with the tools to take your career to the next level.
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects, allowing you to diversify your workload and work closely with some of the biggest pharma companies in the industry.
  • Work with a truly unique CRO that’s doing something different when it comes to managing staff, projects and building relationships in the industry.
  • The ability to truly own your role and develop your skills and experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Appreciation of the theoretical underpinnings of relevant statistical methodologies and the consequent considerations in implementation.
  • Experience implementing statistical analyses in software that does not support it “out of the box”.
  • Understanding of clinical drug development process, relevant disease areas, estimands and different study designs.
  • A good communicator and influencer at all levels of the organisation, with the ability to impart knowledge clearly on a particular subject area(s).
  • Awareness of industry and project standards & ICH guidelines.
  • Interpersonal/teamwork and communications skills for effective interactions.
  • 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 work independently and as part of a team.

If you are excited by new methodologies, have a technical inclination, enjoy stepping out of your comfort zone and have an undeniable drive to learn new things and impart knowledge to your peers, this role could be for you.

Pharmaceutical Lead Principal Statistician - Key Responsibilities / What to Expect / Requirements

Are you a natural leader and self starter? This type of Statistician is keen to work more directly with Pharmaceutical clients, acting as an extension to their team. Lead and mentor younger Statisticians and help contribute innovative initiatives to Veramed.

We are looking for an ambitious Senior Statistician with a strategic flair to work alongside pharma clinical colleagues to provide statistical input into the clinical drug development programme. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This role entails a wide variety of responsibilities and client exposure – you are certainly not pigeon holed.

Below is a summary of the types of tasks you will be carrying out on a daily basis. As with many roles at Veramed, you have the opportunity to shape their direction dependent on client needs and your own career aspirations.

STATISTICS & PROGRAMMING

  • Act as the lead statistician on behalf of the client for one or more clinical studies within a clinical program or across multiple clinical programs.
  • Understand the regulatory requirements related to design and analysis of studies. 
  • Participate in the protocol summary development. Give input into the study design, efficacy and safety parameters and the planned statistical analyses. Perform sample size calculations and study design simulations.
  • Participate in protocol development, review and approval.
  • Review data management related documents. 
  • Author/review the Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP). 
  • Work closely with the lead biostatistician at the assigned CRO to oversee the statistical deliverables for the client.
  • Participate in data review/evaluation meetings and other study-related meetings and activities.
  • Perform exploratory analyses.
  • Review the clinical study report and provide input on interpretation of results.
  • Review and input into regulatory documents and interactions.
  • Contribute and review abstracts posters, presentations, and manuscripts for publication and ensure accuracy of all biostatistical aspects of such documents.
  • Support and mentor more junior statisticians on the team.
DAILY INTERACTIONS:
  • Work as an extension to pharmaceutical client teams, building effective collaborative relationships and providing an effective link between pharmaceutical study teams, including programmers, clinicians, project managers, regulatory affairs colleagues and other statisticians.
  • Communicate rationale and mechanics of study designs, analysis methods and the results of clinical trials.
  • Lead study teams effectively.
  • Present study updates internally and at client meetings.
  • Share scientific, technical and practical knowledge within the client study team and with internal colleagues.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR: 

  • Presenting at conferences.
  • Developing and executing innovative study design and/or efficiency optimisation ideas.
  • Line management and peer mentoring.
  • Contributing to business process improvements and authoring/presenting internal training.
  • Contributing to initiatives that consider employees, the environment and our local communities as part of our B Corp accreditation.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • A warm, friendly working environment in which to thrive both personally and professionally.
  • A supportive, open-door management policy that will aid in your development and provide you with the tools to take your career to the next level.
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects, allowing you to diversify your workload and work closely with some of the biggest pharma companies in the industry.
  • Work with a truly unique CRO that’s doing something different when it comes to managing staff, projects and building relationships in the industry.
  • The ability to truly own your role and develop your skills and experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Understanding of clinical drug development process, relevant disease areas, endpoints and different study designs.
  • Awareness of industry and project standards & ICH guidelines.
  • Interpersonal/teamwork and communications skills for effective interactions.
  • 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 work independently and as part of a team.

If you are an independent self-starter with the experience to diligently manage a study team whilst liaising with multiple stakeholders, this varied role could be for you. 

Project Lead Principal Statistician - Key Responsibilities / What to Expect / Requirement

Keen to lead a team across a range of projects, ensuring delivery is both on-time and within budget? This role is great for those looking to mentor younger Statisticians and collaborate closely with clients.

We are looking for an ambitious Statistician with a passion for leading a Statistics & Programming team to deliver high quality work across an exciting portfolio of projects and therapeutic areas.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a Lead Statistician you will be responsible for managing a team of Statisticians and Programmers to produce and QC high quality products to client specifications within the agreed timelines and budget. You will be the primary point of contact for the client.

Below is a summary of the types of tasks you will be carrying out on a daily basis. As with many roles at Veramed, you have the opportunity to shape their direction dependent on client needs and your own career aspirations.

STATISTICS & PROGRAMMING

  • Author/review the Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP).
  • Review ADaM dataset & TFL specifications.
  • Identify data and standards issues and resolve or escalate as appropriate.
  • Perform complex statistical analyses.
  • High level review of outputs to ensure quality.
DAILY INTERACTIONS:
  • Build an effective collaborative relationship with the client, managing their expectations, whilst being the primary point of contact. Become their go-to person to provide stats consultancy advice.
  • Lead the internal Veramed team to deliver on time, to budget, high quality work.
  • Liaise with internal management to define scope and support proposal development.
  • Provide support and mentoring for more junior statisticians on the team.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR: 

  • Presenting at conferences.
  • Line management and peer mentoring.
  • Business process improvements and internal training.
  • Contributing to initiatives that consider employees, the environment and our local communities as part of our B Corp accreditation.
  • Taking ownership of a project and bringing forward new ideas and processes for implementation. 
  • Sharing scientific, technical and practical knowledge within the team and with colleagues.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • A warm, friendly working environment in which to thrive both personally and professionally.
  • A supportive, open-door management policy that will aid in your development and provide you with the tools to take your career to the next level.
  • A truly unique CRO that’s doing something different when it comes to managing staff, projects and building relationships in the industry.
  • The ability to own your role and develop your skills and experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Understanding of clinical drug development process, relevant disease areas, endpoints and different study designs.
  • Awareness of industry and project standards & ICH guidelines.
  • Interpersonal/teamwork and communications skills for effective interactions.
  • Proficiency in data handling using SAS or other statistical software (e.g. R).
  • Team leadership skills with a focus on results for timely and accurate completion of competing deliverables.
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

If you are an effective leader with the experience to diligently manage a study team whilst liaising with multiple stakeholders, this role could be for you.

When applying for the role below, please bear in mind which Statistician type you feel most suited to. There is no right or wrong answer and your preference will not affect your application – this is to simply help us understand what area you’d like to focus on as a Statistician.

Can’t find any current roles that suit you but are still interested in joining Veramed? Feel free to drop off your CV here so we can keep your details on file.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Private and business travel insurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Travel loan
  • Annual bonus
  • Summer and Christmas parties as well as company socials

Please take a look at our website and glassdoor reviews to get to know us! You can also find us on instagram or twitter with our handle @weareveramed.

TO APPLY:

If you wish to apply for this role please follow the steps below to register with Veramed Recruitment, and upload your CV and cover letter for review.

Please ensure you complete both of the below steps (1 & 2) to be considered for this role.

1.

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2.

On the following page upload your CV and Cover Letter

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