Next Steps: How to become a Statistician or Statistical Programmer
There is not just one route to becoming a medical statistician or statistical programmer in the pharmaceutical industry. There are many valuable skills and experiences you can bring to a company. However, all statisticians and programmers need to firstly be good mathematicians, so it is important to choose A levels carefully. Both medical statisticians and programmers will need to go to university to get their first degree (bachelor’s degree [BSc]). Medical statisticians usually also need a second degree (master’s degree [Msc or MMath], or sometimes even a doctorate [PhD]) in statistics or medical statistics.
Explore the profiles below to see examples of how you can develop mathematical, statistical and scientific skills that will be invaluable for building your career.
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.