Careers and Academic Liaison

Chair: Vicky Marriott

The objectives of the Careers and Academic Liaison Committee (CALC) are to promote careers for statisticians and programmers within the pharmaceutical industry, through school and university activities and establishing links with relevant professional groups. By working directly with schools and universities, and via our external Careers website, we provide information to individuals interested in careers as either statisticians or statistical programmers within the industry.  Our activities include: 
  • Developing and running interactive workshops for schools
  • Giving careers talks at universities
  • Attending and organising regional and national careers events
  • Raising awareness of general issues such as cuts to MSc funding and changes to A level mathematics and statistics curriculum
  • Working with other organisations such as the Royal Statistical Society (RSS)

We are always on the lookout for people to help with our initiatives, for example running a workshop in a school, giving a university careers talk or writing a profile about working in the industry. If you are interested in becoming involved in any of our activities and can spare even just a little bit of time, please get in touch with any of the committee.

If you have any careers related questions please feel free to contact us at careers@psiweb.org.

Meetings

The committee meet 4 times a year to discuss current topics and agenda items.  

Composition

Name Company  Role
Vicky Marriott
IQVIA Chair 
Amanda Darekar Pfizer MSc subteam
Cheryl Turkington Amgen Schools subteam, University prizes
Emma McEntee PAREXEL MSc subteam, Social media
James Lay-Flurrie GSK Millennium maths project, Career young statisticians events
Katharine Thorn GSK Schools subteam
Kim Hacquoil GSK MSc Funding, Apprenticeships
Rachael Poole Quanticate BSc subteam, Career young statisticians events
Rhian Jacob Roche BSc subteam
Tomas Rouse AstraZeneca Website
Xinyi Zhu GSK MSc subteam
Abeera Mohammad Amgen Schools subteam
Amy Phillips-Jones
Plus-Project
BSc subteam



Committee Resources

Committee resources can be found here. 

Public Resources

CALC maintains a Careers Centre website, which contains information and resources for use by schools, universities and individual students.

EventsFuture Events


  • A PSI Training Course on Improving Influence and Increasing Impact: Communication Skills for Industry Statisticians - Dates: 16 – 16 Sep, 2019

    This 1-day course will lead participants, in a non-threatening and encouraging atmosphere through steps to focus on improving the key skills of making impactful verbal and written communications.
  • PSI Webinar: Adaptive design: updated draft FDA guidance and its implications - Dates: 04 – 04 Jul, 2019

    In September 2018 the FDA published a guidance on adaptive design for clinical trials of drugs and biologics, updating (not finalizing) its initial draft from February 2010. The main focus of the webinar will be to provide an overview of its main contents, which will be presented by Jürgen Hummel (PPD). In addition, Kaspar Rufibach (Roche) will introduce an open-source statistical software for adaptive designs, RPACT (an R package that enables the design and analysis of confirmatory adaptive clinical trials). Kit Roes will also comment on the guidance from a European Regulatory perspective, which will be followed by a brief panel discussion.
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