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Posted Date: Aug 5 2021
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 experienced 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 leadership to project teams, developing the active pharmaceutical ingredient, and formulating it into medicines for many diseases.
This role will suit a driven self-motivated and experienced Statistician. You will have a strong technical knowledge in statistics and will also be proficient in the use of statistical software. You will have a strong track-record of solving complex problems and developing solutions, be resilient and calm under pressure, with strong 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.
- 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
When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.
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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
- Able to adapt to changing business needs
- Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team setting
- Strong time management and prioritization skills
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
- PhD in statistics or a related discipline with demonstrable experience as a statistician in a pharmaceutical, fast moving consumer goods, agrochemical or academic setting
- Expertise in multiple statistical methodologies as well as demonstrated experience leveraging their practical application
- 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 ability to explain novel and standard methods to scientific colleagues
- Experience as a consultant statistician who has taken a leadership role in a multi-disciplinary team
- Proficient in the use of Statistical software (e.g. R, SAS, Statistica, DesignExpert)
GSK is a place where outstanding people do amazing things. As a science-led global healthcare company, we exist to help people do more, feel better, live longer. This special purpose - along with our goal of being one of the world's most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies - helps us attract some of the best and brightest minds in the world.
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