Principal Statistician, CMC Statistics, Open to flexible working

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Ware, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
28 Mar 2021
18 Apr 2021
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GlaxoSmithKline is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to support our mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

Do you want to work for one of the world's leading pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, applying your statistical skills and innovative statistical methodology to make key contributions to the development of new medicines?

We have an exciting opportunity for an applied statistician to join our global Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) group, dedicated to supporting the development of manufacturing and associated processes required to bring a physical medicinal product to market.

The role will require collaborating with scientists, often in multidisciplinary teams, providing statistical support to project teams, developing the active pharmaceutical ingredient, and formulating it into medicines for many diseases. Initially you will do this together with a more experienced statistician in our team and as you grow you will be expected to take on a more independent leadership role.

This role will suit a driven self-motivated and developing Statistician. You will already have good technical knowledge in statistics and will also be proficient in the use of statistical software. You will have a desire to solve complex problems, be resilient and calm under pressure, with good people skills and a proven ability to influence.

Our vision is to create a single global high performing team of statisticians, who ensure statistical thinking is an integral part of decision making and knowledge gathering in Research and Development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide statistical input to the design, analysis, reporting and interpretation of CMC studies
  • Apply a wide range of methodologies including linear and non-linear modelling, design of experiments and analysis, equivalence testing, multivariate methods and modelling based on the Bayesian paradigm
  • Promote statistical approaches and communicate with other statisticians and scientific colleagues to ensure appropriate inference is used as decisions are made
  • Contribute to regulatory submissions required to register our medicines on the market
  • Assist with the coaching, mentoring and training of non-statisticians as required on the appropriate use of statistical methodologies for their business processes
  • Operate across the entire range of drug development activities, from early development, to registration and marketed product support.
  • Actively participate in the wider statistics network and help ensure that best practices are incorporated into local ways of working
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge and skills appropriate for the role of professional statistician

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Why you?

Basic Qualifications

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • MSc in statistics or a related discipline
  • Practical understanding of statistical modelling and its application to real world problems
  • Track record of strong academic performance
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills

Preferred Qualifications

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • PhD in statistics with relevant experience as a statistician in a pharmaceutical, fast moving consumer goods, agrochemical or academic setting
  • Expertise in multiple statistical methodologies
  • Capable of applying innovative statistical thinking
  • Experience with Bayesian methods
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with capability in building and maintaining strong working relationships
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team setting
  • Demonstrated ability to explain novel and standard methods to scientific colleagues
  • Proficient in the use of Statistical software (e.g. R, SAS, Statistica, DesignExpert)

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.

At GSK, we're a company with a special purpose, to help people do more feel better and live longer. Realising our purpose starts with us. When we feel at our best, we perform at our best.

When you set out on your adventure at GSK, we make a deal. You commit to living GSK's values and expectations and performing against our Innovation, Performance and Trust priorities. And in return, GSK commits to providing the right environment for you to thrive. Put simply, it's about you being motivated to do your best work, in a place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

Together we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us. It is only through the energy, dedication, drive and passion of all of us that we can be the very best for GSK, and importantly, for our patients and consumers.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

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