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Statistician

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Job title: Statistician
Start date: Early 2020
Location: Office-based, in Sheffield or Manchester

Are you interested in working in a cutting-edge industry, where you can develop globally valued skills and apply your maths and statistics knowledge to improving healthcare?

If so, BresMed is offering an exciting opportunity to join our Statistics team.
BresMed is one of the largest privately owned health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) consultancies in the world. We support a wide range of clients at the global and affiliate level, including top pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and small biopharma. The office dynamic is intellectually stimulating, fun and focused on results.  We are seeking a consultancy-experienced client-facing statistician with the enthusiasm, vision and flexibility in approach required to play a key and influential role within our successful Statistics team.

About BresMed:

Health economics is a rapidly developing and increasingly important field due to aging populations and the increasing burden of healthcare. The tools developed by health economists are widely used for evaluating the clinical and economic value of drugs and devices. This process requires economists, statisticians and clinical writers with a capacity for finding creative solutions to challenging problems. Solving such problems necessitates statistical expertise, as well as an in-depth understanding of the theoretical frameworks employed to assess value in a healthcare setting.

BresMed is one of the largest privately owned health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) consultancies in the world. The office dynamic is intellectually stimulating, fun and focused on results. With our head office in Sheffield we employ over 150 people in the UK, India, Ireland, the Netherlands and the US. Once settled, there are opportunities for international placements and secondments.

We aim to deliver high-quality and innovative research solutions, working closely with clients to develop economic models and analyses for early product development and submission to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the Scottish Medicines Consortium and the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics, as well as other European and national authorities. We have fostered strong links with academia, and we pride ourselves on developing innovative and cutting-edge methodologies.

We identify ourselves as having a dynamic and vibrant culture, with many of our employees joining the organization as graduates. This has promoted a meritocratic environment where every employee has a voice and is encouraged to express their thoughts and opinions. We believe in developing our staff and exposing them to responsibility from an early stage in their careers, enabling rapid progression, while maintaining a close support network.

We are seeking a recently graduated statistician with the enthusiasm, vision and flexibility in approach required to grow into a key and influential member of the Statistics team.

 

Your responsibilities:

The core focus of your work will be using statistical solutions to investigate and demonstrate what would happen to patients on a new health technology (drug, device, diagnostic technique, etc.). This requires close teamwork both cross-functionally within BresMed and with our clients. The job requires attention to detail, an inquisitive mindset and a desire to learn both technically (statistically) and more broadly (e.g. understanding disease areas). We will support you with both internally and externally delivered training to enable you to grow into the role and further develop the key skill sets for this position.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing statistical analysis plans
  • Performing and reporting statistical analysis as standalone research or for input into health economic models
  • Contributing statistical input into reimbursement submissions for health technology agencies

    Common types of analyses/projects performed include:

  • Survival analyses (in particular, fitting curves to survival data that enable estimation of long-term survival beyond the trial data)
  • Indirect treatment comparisons (using evidence from clinical trials to form comparisons between treatments that have not been compared head-to-head within a clinical trial)
  • Analyses of clinical trial data (e.g. estimating patients’ quality of life in certain states of health)
  • Analyses of observational data/real-world evidence

     

    Your skills/experience:

    We are looking for enthusiasm, vision, flexibility in approach and the desire to grow into a key and influential role within our Statistics team.

    Required:

  • A qualification in statistics, mathematics or a closely related field. BSc/BA would be considered.
  • Programming skills in SAS® or R
  • At least 1-year experience working in a role planning, performing and reporting statistical analyses
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a view to liaising with technical and non-technical clients (both internally and externally)
  • Excellent numerical and critical thinking ability
  • The ability to resolve issues and challenges
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Computer literacy and the ability to confidently use Microsoft Office® packages
  • Understanding of the importance of managing projects within timelines, budget and scope.

      Desired:
  • A postgraduate qualification (MSc, PhD) in a statistical/mathematical topic
  • Experience within a consultancy/CRO environment

       
Compensation and benefits package:

  • Competitive salary (dependent on qualifications/experience)
  • Bonus scheme
  • 33.5 days paid leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Private healthcare and a range of wellbeing benefits

 

How to apply:

Applicants must be able to demonstrate legal eligibility to work in the UK. To apply please include the job reference NRUK1019-1 in the subject line of your email and send a CV and cover letter/email detailing your eligibility for the role to jobs@bresmed.com. The closing date for this post is 30 November 2019. Should you require further details regarding this post, please contact us on the email address above.

BresMed is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of merit, and in accordance with legislative requirements.