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UK ~ Edinburgh

Trainee Statistician

Company Overview

Our growing and successful business comprises of over 700 talented individuals globally, in an environment where everybody counts and is instrumental to our success.  With state-of-the-art manufacturing and clinical facilities in the UK and USA, we deliver a full range of drug development solutions around the globe saving our clients both time and money.

People join Quotient Sciences because we are a respected member of the drug development world, specialising in delivering innovative solutions that integrate formulation development, real time GMP manufacturing and clinical testing. We pride ourselves on the quality of our services and our engaged culture. We are passionate about helping our customers get new medicines to market.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity to start your career as a Trainee Statistician.  You will be involved in the challenging environment of early phase clinical studies and be trained in the many different aspects of statistical analysis and interpretation of clinical data.

The Data Sciences team at Quotient Sciences comprises over 60 staff and provides an expert service in the data management, modelling, statistical analysis and reporting of early Phase clinical studies (both healthy volunteer and patient). Due to our continued growth and success we have an excellent opportunity for a talented Trainee Statistician to join our Data Sciences team.

Each clinical study is set-up according to the clinical protocol which details the study design, objectives, dosing information, data collection and reporting methods. Other project team members will perform tasks such as study database set-up, management of data, etc; working as part of the team your role will be to input into clinical protocols,  perform sample size calculations, randomise the study, produce Statistical Analysis Plans, perform the statistical analyses using mixed effects models and interpret statistical results.

We use SAS (an industry standard tool) to perform statistical analysis and full training will be provided in the SAS programming language and statistical techniques. Dependent on your development, our career pathway allows you to expand your statistical role over time and progress to more senior roles and tasks.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have a degree with a large statistical content (and ideally an MSc), an ability to explain statistical concepts to non-statisticians and to demonstrate a strong interest in a career as a Clinical Statistician. Experience of a programming language (ideally SAS), knowledge of ICH GCP and clinical trials would be an advantage. Candidates with previous clinical industry experience will be considered for a more senior role.

In addition you should have good organisational and presentation skills and be able to work to deadlines whilst maintaining quality standards. Attention to detail and the ability to multitask are essential. Effective oral and written communication skills are also required as you will be a primary statistical point of contact for data management and clinical staff and in time, sponsors. 

The role will be based in our Edinburgh office.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK upon being offered employment.

Company benefits:

In return you will receive a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, excellent training and development, as well as an exciting career within a fast paced and dynamic business. 

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