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Senior/Principal Statistician

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Job title: Senior/Principal Statistician
Start date: Early 2020
Location: Ideally office-based, in Sheffield or Manchester

Are you interested in bringing your established consulting and statistical analysis skills to a thriving independent company?

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 consultancy-experienced client-facing statistician with the enthusiasm, vision and flexibility in approach required to play a key and influential role within the Statistics team. The right candidate will enjoy investigating new methods, supporting and coaching other statisticians, and be able/willing to contribute to the evolution of the Statistics team.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: leading statistical input and providing expert guidance to projects, developing statistical analysis plans, performing and reporting statistical analysis as standalone research or for input into health economic models that will provide direct information to clients, and governing/reimbursement bodies and/or for publication. Common types of analyses/projects performed include, but are not restricted to:

  • Survival analyses:
    • Parametric survival analyses
    • Fractional polynomial modelling
    • Adjustments from treatment switch/cross-over within clinical trials
  • Indirect treatment comparisons (e.g. NMAs, MAICs)
  • Analyses of clinical trial data (e.g. quality of life)
  • Analyses of observational data/real world evidence
  • Statistical input into reimbursement submissions to health technology agencies

    The successful candidate should be motivated to learn and apply new methodologies and techniques in the evolving field of health technology assessment and reimbursement.

    Close collaboration, both within the Statistics team and cross-functionally with the Evidence Review, Insights, and Health Economics teams, is an essential part of the role. Furthermore, this role is client-facing, and you will be required to contribute directly to business development via input into proposals to clients.

    The role can be tailored to an individual candidate’s strengths and aspirations, but will include a mix of roles and responsibilities, including strategic input and oversight of statistical content on projects, collaboration internally and externally with experts in specific fields, programming, writing (planning, reporting, manuscripts and submission documents), quality control, mentoring, training, and for the suitable candidate, there are line management opportunities.

    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. You will ideally have:

  • A postgraduate qualification (MSc, PhD) in a statistical/mathematical topic
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a view to liaising with technical and non-technical clients (both internally and externally)
  • At least 5-years’ experience working in a role planning, performing and reporting statistical analyses within a consultancy/CRO environment
  • Experience working within a Statistics team, with demonstrated ability to contribute to new methods/processes for the team
  • Experience contributing to scoping of statements of work
  • Experience with mentoring and/or line management of staff
  • Excellent numerical and critical thinking ability
  • The ability to resolve issues and challenges
  • Understanding of the importance of managing projects within timelines, budget and scope
  • Programming skills in SAS® or R

Compensation and benefits package:

  • Competitive salary (dependent on 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 NRUK1019-2 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.