Expert Biostatistician

Rockville, MD
November 17 2020
Other, Other
Key Responsibilities:
  • To use statistical methodology to establish study strategy, providing statistical input to the design, analysis, reporting and interpretation of clinical and epidemiological studies.
  • To provide input to study set up (CRF review, randomization, etc)
  • To develop statistical analysis plans and coordinate review across study team
  • To review tables, figures, and listings (TFL), and coordinate review with the stat analyst, to approve the TFL
  • To influence clinical and epidemiology development plans, regulatory and commercial strategies
  • To build and maintain effective strategic working relationships with partners and stakeholders to meet business needs
  • To identify, develop, and implement novel statistical methodologies in support of vaccines development

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Masters or PhD in a Statistical discipline
  • 3 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry or clinical/epidemiological research

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Expertise in multiple statistical methodologies as well as demonstrated experience leveraging its practical application
  • At least 2 years of applied statistical experience in the design and analysis of epidemiological studies
  • Demonstrated capability of applying innovative statistical thinking
  • Experience with Bayesian methods
  • Experience of statistical programming (e.g., in SAS, R, Python)
  • Experience with CDISC data format (SDTM and ADAM)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated capability in building and maintaining strong working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to explain novel and standard methods to clinical and epidemiology colleagues
  • Strong influencing skills applied effectively across functions and levels of an organization
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness


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