Senior Principal Biostatistician

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Science and Research

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United Kingdom,--Slough,Slough,

Key Skills :

Biostatistics, Statistics, Drug Discovery, Biotechnology

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Date Posted :

15 May, 2017

Company Name :

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Biostatistics Jobs

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Travel Amount:

upto 15%


Senior Principal Biostatistician - Slough

An exciting, challenging and incredibly rewarding opportunity for a Senior Biostatistician to join a world renowned, multinational Biopharma dedicated to developing lifesaving innovations in drug discovery. This is a creative opportunity within Biostatistics that comes with real influence; as the Senior Biostatistician, you will be responsible for driving awareness and implementing innovative statistical design and methodology solutions, providing strategic direction across a variety of therapy areas.

The Senior Biostatistician should possess expertise in a relevant area of statistical methodology OR have a broad understanding of a wide range of statistical methodologies. This position will be involved with early phase statistics through to late phase advanced analytics needs.

Key responsibilities:

*Provides strategic input to the target patient value profile and the clinical development plan including regulatory submission strategy and the life cycle of a development compound.
*Lead the development, assessment and introduction of new statistical technology and methodology, including statistical model-based drug development approaches using frequentist and/or Bayesian methodologies.
*Performs as a highly competent and experienced senior level biostatistician by functioning as a technical resource and internal statistical consultant across therapy areas, and as a coach/mentor to junior members.
*As needed, carries out advanced statistical analyses to address complex design problems across therapy areas, for instance, performing complex simulations to determine sample size and power considerations for different study design options.
*Serves as a sitting statistical consultant giving critical and constructive input into study designs.
*Provides statistical and strategic input in the writing of Statistical Analysis Plans (SAPs) and Integrated SAPs, and for pooling strategies for regulatory submissions.
*Stays current with ongoing developments in statistical methods applications in the pharmaceutical industry, both pre- and post-registration.
*Act as the biostatistics lead for scientific evaluation of in-licensing opportunities.
*Provides statistical sciences training to employees from different disciplines on advanced statistical concepts
*Active participation in external professional/technical forums.
*As needed, assumes the full responsibilities of a Principal Biostatistician in support of a therapy area mission.
*Communicates complex issues in nontechnical language by using visuals, simulations and other illustrative techniques.
*Effectively lead cross-functional or multi-disciplinary groups and use technical expertise to pro-actively influence business decisions.
*Reviews and approves abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts for publication and ensures accuracy of all biostatistical aspects of such documents.
*May be asked to participate on special projects across therapy areas. Such other responsibilities and projects that the Company may assign.

*10+ (with Ph.D.) to 13+ (with Master degree) years in biostatistics within the biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industry (including CROs) with a proven successful track record in pharmaceutical development and statistical methodology.
*Sound knowledge of the implications of the pharmacokinetic profile of a drug on the design of pharmacodynamics and Phase I-III studies, or vice versa.
*Familiarity with later Phase studies, eg, non-interventional, retrospective studies, or experience working with Health Technology Assessment (HTA) bodies.
*Able to serve as a senior statistical and pharmaceutical consultant for biostatisticians in GSS and across therapy areas.
*Able to conduct independent statistical research.
*Sound knowledge of the ICH guidelines. Understanding of the regulatory requirements from main health authorities (eg, EMA, FDA and PMDA), and of the submission process in each.
*Vast experience with regulatory submissions to various health authorities and HTA bodies.
*Strong experience with advanced statistical methodologies.
*Excellent project management skills.
*Excellent communication and presentation skills.
*Good knowledge of SAS and/or R programming.
*Excellent knowledge in visualization and simulation techniques.
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
*Able to work under pressure and without supervision.
*Able to provide training of advanced statistical topics to junior biostatisticians and able to explain advanced statistics in a non-technical manner to non-statisticians.
*Able to travel both domestically and internationally as business necessitates.
*Able to adapt to change.
*Able to multi-task and to project future statistical needs; has the maturity to work in a highly independent, self-motivated manner.
*Able to communicate clear, precise, accurate instructions and to interact effectively in a consulting environment.
*Able to pro-actively propose and defend alternative innovative study designs and statistical methods that will help accelerate the development process or market access.
*Is a keen learner. Shows an active participation toward learning new statistical concepts and the relevant aspects of the disease area of the related programs.
*Able to work in a multicultural global environment.
*Able to adapt to changing priorities and deliver results in a timely manner.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, send a copy of your CV to, or call Emilie on 0121 616 3477 for an informal discussion.

Key words: Biostatistics, Drug Discovery, Biometrics

Paramount Recruitment Limited provides services as an agency and an employment business. We regularly have similar roles in this area. Please see our website for details or send your CV in to us to find out the latest opportunities.

Company Name:

Paramount Recruitment Ltd


No. 5 Lower Temple Street,No. 5 Lower Temple Street


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom


B1 1QU



less than 100


Pharmaceutical Recruitment



Phone No. :

+44 (0)121 616 3460

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