Principal Statistician

£65000 - £80000 per annum
  1. Permanent
Slough, Berkshire
  1. Biometrics, Statistics

Hobson Prior are looking for a Principal Statistician to join a leading biopharmaceutical company who purely concentrate on neurology and immunology. This position will be on a permanent basis located in Slough with 2 days homebased.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Represents as the lead biostatistician for one or more clinical studies within a clinical program or across multiple clinical programs.
  • Partakes in protocol development if this is not delegated to an external partner biostatistician.
  • Gives input into the study design, efficacy and safety parameters and the planned statistical analyses.
  • Performs simulations to support choice of study design, decision rules and the sample size.
  • Reviews and approves the protocol prepared by the external partner biostatistician.
  • Supports or overseas external partner biostatistical support for all statistical operational aspects of the clinical trial, covering trial set up, trial delivery and the readout of results.
  • Communicates and coordinates all statistical activities with external partner biostatisticians.
  • Ensuring the implementation of global, program and SSI standards by all biostatisticians contributing to the project.
  • Delivers input on interpretation of results by attending and presenting at the Results Interpretation Meeting.
  • Reviews and inputs into the clinical study report.
  • Assists the Project Lead Statistician with the statistical deliverables for regulatory submissions and the lifecycle of a development compound.
  • Serve as a biostatistician lead for a program of studies, as agreed to by their line manager.

Key Skills:

  • Able to provide training of statistical topics to biostatisticians and to explain statistics topics in a non-technical manner to non-statisticians.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Able to work under pressure and without supervision.
  • Able to drive and influence teams to ensure evidence-based decisions are made.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.


  • You will have a PhD with 5+ years of experience.
  • A master's degree with 7+ years of experience.
  • Good knowledge of SAS and/or R programming.
  • 5-7 years of biostatistics experience within the Biotechnology and/or Pharmaceutical Industry (including clinical research organizations) or relevant academic role with proven successful track record in pharmaceutical development.
  • Excellence in a variety of relevant statistical methodologies.
  • Excellent knowledge in visualization and simulation techniques.
  • Ablility to travel both, domestically and internationally, as business necessitates.

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