Biostatistician II / Senior Biostatistician / Lead Statistician

Recruiter
Quintiles Limited
Location
Reading
Posted
13 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About us

QuintilesIMS is the largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services and a global leader in healthcare intelligence. With a global team of 50,000+ working across 100 countries, we harness insights, commercial and scientific depth, and executional expertise to empower clients to achieve some of their most important goals: Improving clinical, scientific and commercial results. Realizing the full potential of innovations, and, ultimately, building solutions for our clients to drive healthcare forward.

A career with QuintilesIMS connects you to great opportunity to achieve professional success and impact healthcare around the world.

As an experienced statistician, you could be looking to broaden your therapeutic, geographic or study exposure. Or perhaps you are looking a brighter future within Biostatistics with our selection of development opportunities. At QuintilesIMS, you will have training and development to plan and progress your career in the direction you choose; we do believe there is not a 'career ceiling. '

The role

As a Statistical Scientist you will develop statistical methods sections of protocols and review case report forms (CRFs). Prepare analysis plans and write specifications for analysis files, tables, and figures. Communicate with clients regarding study protocol or statistical analysis issues as they arise. Communicate with study team members regarding study execution as it relates to timelines, data quality, and interpretation of results.

As part of your responsibilities, you will:

- Coordinate the development of analysis plans, table shells, programming and table specifications, the production of tables, listings and figures, data review and statistical analysis.
- Perform protocol development, sample size calculation, protocol and CRF review and also advise data management staff on database design, and critical data. May advise on validation checks.
- Interpret analysis and craft statistical sections of integrated reports.
- Provide expert statistical input into and review of statistical deliverables (i.e. analysis plans, table shells, programming and table specifications, data review, tables, listings, figures and statistical sections for integrated reports) and data management deliverables (i.e. database design, validation checks and critical data).
- Act as statistical team lead for single complex studies or groups of studies.
- Understand the Scope of Work, budget and quote assumptions, estimate the work completed, manage scope, and provide revenue and resource forecasts for single studies. May manage project budget and resource requirements.
- Perform the review of RFPs and QIPs, prepare proposal text and attend bid defense meetings.
- Manage customer relationships and provide training and mentorship to junior staff members and newcomers.

All responsibilities are important job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).

To meet our needs, you will:

- Have excellent written and oral presentation skills including grammatical/technical writing skills and pay attention to the details
- Have in-depth knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines Familiarity with moderately complex statistical methods that apply to applicable clinical trials
- Take strong individual initiative, show dedication to quality and present excellent organization skills
- Show deep understanding of SAS computing package
- Be familiar with other relevant statistical computing packages such as nQuery
- Lead effectively multiple tasks and projects

You should also be able to:

- Lead and co-ordinate small teams
- Solve moderately complex problems
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients
- Demonstrate deep knowledge of relevant Data Standards (such as CDISC/ADaM)

Qualifications

You should have PhD in biostatistics or related field and 1 year relevant experience; Master's degree in biostatistics or related field and 3 years relevant experience; Bachelor's degree in biostatistics or related field and 5 years relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Physical requirements

- Extensive use of telephone, face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech and of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
- Regular sitting for extended periods of time
- Flexibility on travelling

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.