To work as a medical statistician, most companies require at least an MSc in Statistics, or an MSc with a significant statistical component, or a relevant subject. To work as a statistical programmer, most companies require at least a BSc in Mathematics or Statistics or a relevant subject. Exact educational requirements can vary by company, so we would always recommend checking the job description for each role to confirm what qualifications are required.
Below are some useful links and information about university courses:
Before doing an MSc, you will need to complete an undergraduate degree. Consider searching for BSc degrees in “Mathematics” or “Statistics” or similar subject areas e.g. a combined degree. It is also worth considering whether the course offers the opportunity to do a placement year. For more information about student placements click here.
The following websites are good places to start your search:
PSI VisSIG Wonderful Wednesday Webinar Series
This is a good opportunity to develop your knowledge by thinking through a practical example, practicing how to apply graphics principles, and developing your coding skills.
PSI Book Club
PSI are running a book club! We will be reading and discussing non-technical books which are relevant to our roles.
PSI Pre-Clinical SIG Webinar: Therioepistemology - Rethinking how we conduct animal-based experimentation
In this webinar we will explore Therioepistemology: the study of how knowledge is gained from animal research, and outline six questions that help critically evaluate animal-based biomedical research from a therioepistemological perspective.
PSI Scientific Meeting: Adaptive Designs and their Application
Join us to here about some hot topics in the area of adaptive designs and associated methods. There will be a mixture of cutting edge methodology and real world applications. Along with the opportunity for plenty of discussion and sharing of ideas and opinions!
PSI Scientific Meeting: Decentralised Clinical Trials
In this event we will hear from expert speakers on the statistical and operational challenges and considerations of decentralised clinical trials, the promise of digital health data and wearable technology, as well the regulatory perspective to such studies
PSI Vaccines SIG Webinar: Assessing Population Level Vaccine Effectiveness Under Different Study Designs
This presentation provides a brief description of the herd protective effects of the oral cholera vaccines, as an example, that have been evaluated for herd protection in various study settings, leveraging the geographic information system (GIS) tools for analyses.
PSI Webinar Series: Showcasing R use in Pharma
Talks in these webinars will cover general frameworks for app development, regulatory submissions using R and case studies of using R Shiny in both operational and methodological settings.
PSI Careers - MEDMathS: Medicine Empowered by Data, Maths and Statistics
In just 1 hour, learn about the field of medical statistics and how it plays a crucial role in developing ground-breaking new medicines, vaccines and healthcare products.
Joint PSI & EFSPI HTA SIG Webinar: Statistics in EU HTA - PICOs, Estimands & More
The EU regulation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is coming into force from 2025! But why should pharmaceutical statisticians care? Join our webinar to find out more…
PSI Medical Statistics Careers Event
Our annual PSI Medical Statistics Careers Event, will be held in person at GSK House in Brentford, London on Wednesday 7th December 2022, and will feature live presentations from new starters, a panel discussion with industry representatives, and an exhibition session.
The Apprentice Biostatistician splits their time between working for Parexel and performing studies with a university to obtain a MSc in Statistics over a period of three years.
Manager Biostatistics (m/f/x)
Manager Biostatistics is responsible, under supervision, to provide statistical support to Medical Affairs (MA) and Health Economics and Outcome Research (HEOR) /Health Technology Assessment (HTA).
Manager Statistical Programming (m/f/x)
For our headquarters in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to apply for Manager Statistical Programming (m/f/x).
Medical Statistics Apprentice
As an Apprentice Statistician within Labcorp Drug Development, you will play an integral role in supporting all aspects of study support functions for our testing and development work.