Associate Principal Biostatistician, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Statistics

£38k – £52k per annumEstimated

Merck Gruppe – MSD Sharp & Dohme


Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Associate Principal Biostatistician, HTA Statistics to join our team based in London, United Kingdom .

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

You will be part of the BARDS organization which has a presence in the US, Europewide and Asia Pacific. By joining our company, in this role you will apply your skills and experience in support of developing scientifically based arguments aiming to provide fair accessibility to our company’s drugs and vaccines making a real difference in patient’s lives.

The Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS) organization has a proud record of providing comprehensive analytical and methodological expertise to support our company’s strategic goals. Our quantitative scientists aspire to maintain the highest quality output while adopting the most efficient and effective scientific and operational procedures that will promote breakthrough innovation, collaboration and professional activity.

The BARDS organization has established in Europe its Center of Excellence supporting Health Technology Assessment (HTA) dossiers with presence in Brussels (Belgium), London (United Kingdom) and Zürich (Switzerland). Our statisticians and statistical programmers collaborate with multiple functional areas across the company and with our local affiliates to ensure that the clinical trial data representing our products is characterized properly in these dossiers, and to develop innovative statistical approaches to novel problems in the HTA space.

Bring energy, knowledge, innovation to carry out the following:

  • Provides statistical leadership and support to projects in the BARDS HTA (Health Technology Assessment) Statistics group, including HTA submissions.
  • Interacts with multidisciplinary scientists, company subsidiary project leads and Late Development Statisticians to support HTA submissions
  • Designs, develops and evaluates tools and methods for HTA evaluations
  • Gives input to V&I (Value & Implementation) subteams as a statistical representative and may contribute to V&I meetings
  • Leads and provides statistical support to the cross-functional teams preparing HTA submissions
  • Plans and executes independently on the ongoing HTA evaluations, including analysis and interpretation of HTA results. Ensure that project deliverables meet analysis and submission requirements
  • Collaborates with Statistical Programming lead to implement methodologies and ensure high quality deliverables for HTA submissions
  • Leads the preparation of the written reports to effectively communicate results of HTA evaluations to cross-functional stakeholders (market access, medical affairs, health economics, and outcomes research) and our company’s subsidiary teams .
  • Designs, develops and applies HTA methods, processes and standard tools
  • Provides responses for queries from HTA agencies related to statistical analyses and methodological rationale
  • Evaluate appropriateness of available software for planned analyses and ascertains needs for potential program development of novel statistical methodology.
  • Is involved in research activities for innovative statistical methods and applications in HTA activities
  • May guide junior staff or contractors in functional activities within a project

What skills you will need:

In order to excel in this role, you will more than likely have:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in statistics/biostatistics or a related discipline with a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience, Master`s with a minimum of 6 years relevant work experience, or bachelor’s with 10 years relevant experience
  • Good knowledge of biostatistical methodologies and experimental design, including meta-analyses and time to event methodologies. Understanding of data management and clinical concepts applied to drug development within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Working knowledge of statistical and data processing software e.g., SAS and/or R. Demonstrates strong interest in statistical research activities and in application of novel methods to clinical development.
  • Team oriented, strong collaboration skills and ability to work effectively across cultures.
  • Must also demonstrate the ability to learn, be proactive and motivated, and consistently focus on details and execution.
  • Project management. proficiency
  • Strong communication skills, ability to work with staff with different functional background.
  • Strong knowledge of computer systems and clinical databases systems in a statistical environment.
  • Experience in CDISC data standards (SDTM, ADAM)
  • Understanding of biology of disease and drug development.
  • Publication record in peer reviewed statistical/medical journals

As a company, we are committed to ‘Inventing for Life’ in all that we do. We keep the patient at the very heart of all that we do and strive to find solutions and treatments for some of the world’s most challenging healthcare needs.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Talent Acquisition Advisor assigned to this role should you need any support during our recruitment process.

We are committed to flexible working where possible, and this is why our Company has introduced a new hybrid working model for office-based colleagues around the world.

Please feel free to speak to us about what flexibility means to you during your application.

So, if you are ready to invent solutions to meet unmet healthcare needs, please apply today.

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Requisition ID: R281440#J-18808-Ljbffr

Job Category: Others
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: London

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