Principal Non-Clinical Statistician

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United Kingdom (GB)
Competitive + Bonus
15 Apr 2021
15 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Principal Statistician (Non-Clinical- Research)

Permanent Role - UK

Jonathan Cunliffe at Umbilical Life is currently shortlisting to source a Statistician to be homebased in the UK for a Global Market Leading Pharmaceutical. The role is highly collaborative and advice led and would suit a highly innovative Statistician.

I would like to speak to talented individuals who wish to be an integral part of an exciting team. For a confidential conversation call Jonathan Cunliffe on +44 116 461 0070.

Accountable For:

  • Address scientific issues within drug discovery using existing and new innovative statistical methods through collaborating closely with internal and external partners.
  • Designing experiments to address scientific questions clearly and accurately.
  • Analysing data accurately and visualizing scientific results clearly to provide insight for making drug discovery decisions.
  • Communicating statistical concepts, design recommendations, and the results of statistical analyses clearly and accurately to others.
  • Working with other statisticians on internal department initiatives, e.g. to develop specific technical or consulting skills, new processes, etc.
  • Reviewing literature and writing simulations to evaluate statistical methods for application to drug discovery problems.
  • Representing our statistics team in collaborations with other internal statistics teams and scientists.


Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Master’s degree, equivalent, or higher in Biostatistics or related field.
  • To apply statistical skills accurately to practical problems and identify & develop new statistical methods to improve the design, analysis, and interpretation of scientific studies.
  • Ability to collaborate well with statisticians and scientists from other disciplines.
  • Explain novel and standard statistical methods clearly to scientific and non-scientific colleagues.
  • To evaluate, recommend, and implement statistical tools for addressing scientific problems. 
  • Experience with some of the following techniques; Bayesian Statistics, Mixed Models, Machine Learning Algorithms, Experimental Design, Analysis of high-dimensional Data, Linear and non-Linear Regression.


For a confidential discussion please contact

Jonathan Cunliffe at Umbilical on

+44 116 461 0070.

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