Principal Statistician - Open to flexibility

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Uxbridge, London
18 Oct 2016
18 Nov 2016
Contract Type

Principal Statistician - Open to flexibility

Basic qualifications:

  • MSc or PhD (or equivalent) in a statistical discipline.
  • Experience in the design, execution, analysis and interpretation of clinical trials.
  • Expertise in a broad range of statistical methodologies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; record of building and maintaining strong working relationships; demonstrated ability to explain novel and standard methods, both to fellow statisticians and to scientific and clinical colleagues.
  • Excellent influencing skills, which are applied effectively at all levels of an organization and across multiple functions.
  • Self-motivated, independent worker.
  • Strong time management skills; able to effectively organise and manage a variety of tasks across different projects.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A good understanding of drug development processes and strategies, with proven ability to apply innovative statistical thinking to meet project and/or business objectives
  • Experience in submissions and interacting with regulatory bodies.
  • Experience of working with, and co-ordinating CROs.
  • Experience with modelling and simulation, and other innovative methodologies

GlaxoSmithKline is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, whose statisticians and programmers play a critical role in Research and Development at UK and US sites.

We have multiple openings for statisticians within our Clinical Statistics team, across multiple therapeutic areas, to support the progression of our medicines development portfolio.

Responsibilities of these roles include:

  • Providing statistical input to the design, analysis, reporting and interpretation of clinical studies.
  • Influencing clinical development plans, regulatory and commercial strategies.
  • Building and maintaining effective strategic working relationships with internal and external partners to meet business needs.
  • Identifying, developing and implementing novel statistical methodologies in support of medicines development.

Our end-to-end project support model ensures that our statisticians work across the entire range of drug development, from early discovery, to registration and marketed product support.

Within GSK, Clinical Statistics is part of Quantitative Sciences, a group which includes clinical pharmacology modelling and simulation, epidemiology, non-clinical statistics, health economics modelling and statistical innovation. Our statisticians have the opportunity to take part in world-class methodological research, as well as to fulfil a vital role on our multidisciplinary medicines development teams.

We are searching for talented statisticians, at a variety of experience levels, who can demonstrate innovative thinking, excellent communication skills, and who are able to influence project strategy.

We offer competitive salaries, benefits, training and development, and are committed to the continuous development of your technical skills and competencies. Opportunities are available at our sites in Stevenage (Hertfordshire) and Stockley Park (Uxbridge, Middlesex) in the UK, and in Upper Providence/Upper Merion in suburban Philadelphia in the US.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.


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