Sr Biostatistician (Phase 1)

4 days left

United Kingdom
21 Apr 2021
21 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Senior Biostatistician (Phase 1 Statistics) - home based in Europe (₠7,000 sign on bonus)
PPD currently has a great opportunity for an experienced Senior Biostatistician to join our early phase biostats department working in Phase 1b studies, in a key lead statistician role. This opportunity can be home based in the UK or across Europe - apply now to become part of our fantastic team

As a Sr Biostatistician you will function independently as a project lead or lead statistician to deliver the project tasks/responsibilities. Performing project management functions relating to the administrative and scientific activities of specific project work and overseeing statistical aspects in the design and analysis of clinical trials, including project management, statistical analysis, report preparation, and advising other project statisticians.

Responsibilities of a Sr Biostatistician include:
  • Provide senior-level oversight of statistical aspects in the design and analysis of clinical trials, including project management, statistical analysis, report preparation, and advising other project statisticians.
  • Function as Biostatistics Project Leader for multiple complex protocols, projects, or NDA projects, including coordinating with other PPD divisions and interacting with the client and regulatory agencies.
  • Provide sample size calculations and review protocols for completeness, appropriateness of clinical design, and sound statistical analysis. Contributes to writing appropriate protocol sections.
  • Write / review analysis plans and guide others on the team in its implementation. Defines appropriate methods and procedures for statistical analysis.
  • Provide specifications for analysis database, oversee its development, and assures completeness for use in all programming.
  • Coordinate with programmers and data management personnel as to database maintenance, updating, and documentation.


To be considered for the role you should have the following qualifications and experience:
  • Master's degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field
  • 5+ years of experience as a Biostatistician
  • Experience in early phase studies
  • Strong SAS® programming skills
  • (Proficient in BASE, STAT, MACRO and GRAPH) and understanding of database structures
  • Capable of directing and promoting teamwork in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Strong understanding of statistical principles and strong statistical skills
  • Solid project management skills, as shown through management of multiple projects
  • Demonstrated initiative and motivation
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills including proficiency in the English language
  • Strong organizational, time management, and planning skills to create and follow timelines, conduct long-range planning, adapt to changing priorities and handle multiple projects

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.  

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We've grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel. 

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD - 

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.