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Principal Statistician Collegeville


GSK Collegeville PA United Kingdom

2 months ago

Clinical Statisticians are highly prized and urgently needed at GSK to grow an industry-leading team who put quantitative rocket boosters under every project we touch and transform the pace, scale and success with which our company serves the patients who rely on us. We need exceptionally talented and committed Statisticians like you to apply your statistical skills and innovative statistical methodology to drive key contributions to the development of new medicines and vaccines in our three clinical areas: Oncology, Development (our non-oncology therapy areas) and Vaccines.

Development Statistics is proud to support drug development efforts in Immunology, Hepatology and Gastro-intestinal, Respiratory, Speciality (which ranges from neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s to heart disease and bacterial infections), HIV, Global Health (which covers infectious diseases like malaria and TB that impact the developing world) and - most recently - in the fight to treat... the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join our team of industry-leading experts in data analysis and methodologic research in embedding quantitative decision-making in order to take smart risks and improve the probability of study and program success. Our end-to-end project support model ensures that our statisticians collaborate across the entire range of drug development, from early clinical development to registration and marketed product support. We have individual contributor career opportunities across a range of experience levels from entry-level to industry-experienced biostatisticians.

‘Be You’ at GSK

At GSK, we're a company with a purpose to help people do more, feel better and live longer. We realise that our purpose starts with us. When we feel at our best, we perform at our best. Therefore, we want all applicants to be able to perform their best throughout the recruitment process.

We will be delighted to hear from talented individuals that align to our values. These are at the heart of everything we do and include: Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork.

When you set out on your adventure at GSK, we make a deal. You commit to living our values and expectations and performing against our Innovation, Performance and Trust priorities. In return, GSK commits to providing the right environment for you to thrive. Together, we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us.

As a modern employer, we empower you to be yourself, share ideas and work collaboratively

US Hiring Locations: Collegeville, PA, Rockville, MD and Waltham, MA

UK Hiring Locations: Stevenage, GSK House (Brentford)

EU Hiring Locations: Wavre, Belgium; Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Remote Working: A variety of flexible working arrangements are available

Principal Statistician

In this role you will be:
• 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 and vaccines development.
• Our end-to-end project support model ensures that our statisticians have the opportunity to work across the entire range of drug development, from early clinical development to registration and marketed product support.

Closing Date for Applications: 22nd March 2023 (COB)

Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert.

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.

During the course of your application, you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process. If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements, please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.


Why you?

Qualifications & Skills

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
• MS or MSc in a Statistical discipline with relevant experience in clinical research, Pharmaceutical, CRO or Academic setting
• Practical understanding of statistical modelling and its application to real world clinical problems
• Capability in building and maintaining strong working relationships in a team setting

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
• PhD in Statistical discipline
• Expertise and practical application in multiple statistical methodologies
• Therapy area expertise, depending on role
• Capable of applying innovative statistical thinking
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Experience of working with and coordinating the work of CROs
• Demonstrated ability to explain novel and standard methods to scientific and clinical colleagues
• Strong influencing skills applied effectively across functions and levels of an organization
• Track record of strong statistical contributions and accomplishments in clinical drug development, with a broad knowledge of all phases of drug development (pre-clinical; Phase I-IV)

Why GSK?

Uniting science, technology, and talent to get ahead of disease together

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology, and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged, and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued, and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.

Find out more:

Annual Report 2021

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