Costello Medical Rhymney United Kingdom
2 months ago
• Responsibilities: In this role, you will gain hands-on experience in critically appraising and interpreting complex statistical analyses, planning and performing analyses of clinical trial data or synthesising evidence alongside our experienced team who will provide one-to-one training and mentoring throughout the internship
• Salary: A monthly stipend of £1,950
• Benefits: Hybrid working options, statutory holiday allowance, flexible working hours, employer pension contributions, comprehensive travel insurance, private medical insurance, critical illness cover, income protection, full funding for external training, interest-free travel loan scheme, discounted gym memberships, and more
• Role Type: Full-time, temporary internship
• Start Date: We are currently recruiting for start dates from June 2023 onwards, which occur on a monthly basis, and and the internship will last for 3 or 6 months
• Location: This role is available in our Manchester and newly opened Bristol... office. We have a small number of opportunities available at the London office and our Global Headquarters in Cambridge
About the Role
Our Statistics team provide statistical and analytical expertise across Costello Medical, devising statistical analysis plans and performing data analysis within R, Excel, STATA and BUGS software. They are also responsible for communicating the methodologies and results in both written and oral formats to drug and device manufacturers, doctors and reimbursement agencies such as NICE in the UK. The statistical analyses varies across patient-level clinical trial data, observational study data, real-world data and published aggregate data, and involves a range of techniques such as basic statistical analysis of individual patient data, regression analysis, survival analysis and Bayesian network meta-analysis using both standard and emerging methods.
This position is ideal for recent graduates and post-graduates, as well as current students, who are seeking to gain experience in the field of statistics in a more commercial environment. You will be presented with the opportunity to apply techniques learned during your academic training to real-world problems in healthcare and medical science. You will work on projects involving data analysis and the communication of both methodologies and results in a variety of publications, value materials, health economic models or health technology assessment submissions.
These projects typically require you to be working on several projects across a variety of therapeutic areas at any one time, which could include critically appraising and interpreting complex statistical analyses, planning and performing analyses of clinical trial data or synthesising evidence using Bayesian and frequentist (network) meta-analysis techniques. The results of each analysis can feed into publications, value materials, health economic models or health technology assessment submissions. You will therefore be exposed to a wide variety of our services and a broad range of therapeutic areas.
Interns receive extensive one-to-one training on the technical aspects of projects, as well as learning about project management and effective communication with clients.
Career Prospects After the Internship
During the internship programme, individuals performing well will be given the opportunity to extend their internship to six months; this allows our interns to further develop their skills and gain experience of other areas of the company.
Additionally, there is the opportunity for strong candidates to apply for the Statistician role and join our expanding team on a permanent basis; this is a route which is encouraged, and that many current colleagues have taken. On average, 50% of our Statistician Interns move into a permanent role with Costello Medical. To learn more about a typical day for a Statistician at Costello Medical, please click here: https://www.costellomedical.com/day-in-the-life/statistician.html
Starting Your Career as a Statistician
Andrei, a Statistician at Costello Medical, has recently written an article for the University of Cambridge where he shares how after studying Mathematics at University, and seeking a role where he could use his mathematical skills for good, led to his meaningful and impactful career as a Statistician at Costello Medical: https://unicamcareers.edublogs.org/2023/01/27/careers-in-data-quantitative-degrees-can-lead-to-meaningful-careers-in-healthcare/
This internship is suited to recent graduates and post-graduates, as well as current students who are permitted to complete full time internships either during the holidays or as a placement as a part of their degree. In line with the company’s values, the successful applicant will be passionate about improving patient outcomes by applying their statistical knowledge and technical skills to the healthcare industry.
Essential requirements for the role are:
• An undergraduate degree in a scientific or mathematical discipline (minimum or expected 2.1) is required. Postgraduate qualifications (minimum or expected 2.1, or equivalent) would be an advantage, but they are not a requirement for the role
• A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
• Strong mathematical ability
• Advanced skills in Excel
• A strong programming background, including good R programming skills or knowledge of at least one similar programming language. Please note that our recruitment process involves an assessment exercise, which you will be asked to complete using R
• Excellent written English
• The ability to use your initiative and work independently, in addition to working collaboratively within project teams
About Costello Medical
Costello Medical is a rapidly growing global healthcare agency specialising in medical communications, market access and health economic and outcomes research. We work with a wide range of clients, including the industry’s most successful pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, patient and public health bodies and charitable organisations. Our lasting client partnerships create a direct and measurable impact on the successful launch of novel therapies and devices across a wide range of disease areas. Our vision is to be a community of the very best people, constantly challenging ourselves to make meaningful and outstanding contributions to improving healthcare.
We are committed to our company values which are central to creating our fun, friendly and innovative workplace in which we strive to deliver the highest standards of quality. As a result, we have been listed in The Top 100 Companies to Work For list for five consecutive years.
On 27th May 2022 Costello Medical received its certification as a B Corporation. We are really proud of this achievement as it demonstrates that Costello Medical is meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. We underwent a rigorous assessment that covered the whole of our business including employee benefits, charitable giving and sustainability. We believe this certification is external validation of our mission to be a force for good.
The Recruitment Process
Our recruitment process includes a telephone interview with a member of our Talent Acquisition team. If successful, you will then be sent a technical assessment, using R programming, and a proofreading exercise that we ask you to complete in your own time. You will then be invited to an interview with our Internship Programme Directors. Our standard recruitment process lasts around 4 to 6 weeks however, this can be adapted if necessary.
We are currently recruiting for start dates from June 2023 onwards. We have start dates available every month of the year and the internship will last for 3 or 6 months. You will be asked to state your preferred start date and internship length on your application form. Please note that this role is available in our Manchester and Bristol offices. We also have a limited number of spaces in our Global Headquarters in Cambridge and our London office. You can learn more about our office locations here: www.costellomedical.com/careers/locations
What We Offer
The stipend for interns is £1,950 per calendar month, and you will be entitled to statutory holiday. We are proud of our position in The Best Companies Top 100 Companies to Work for list which has been achieved for five consecutive years, awarded because of the friendly and supportive environment that we generate for our colleagues and the opportunities offered for quick progression and increased responsibility. We provide exceptional internal training, opportunities to work on pro bono and charitable projects, and regular company-funded social activities.
How to Apply
You are required to submit your CV and a cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter, you must explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical. Your CV should clearly state the dates of all qualifications and grades achieved where applicable. Please contact the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or application process.
Please note that this role does not meet the eligibility criteria for visa sponsorship and you will therefore need the right to work in the UK independently from the company
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