Associate Biostatistician - UK

Cambridge, United Kingdom
21 Jul 2021
20 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Associate Biostatistician - United Kingdom (Cambridge, Glasgow, Winchester)
We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

PPD currently has a fantastic opportunity for a Statistics graduate to join our Biostats & Programming department in the UK as an Associate Biostatistician. PPD will provide extensive training and mentoring for the successful candidate.

As an Associate Biostatistician, you will provide statistical support and gain experience in the following areas; analysis database creation, statistical analyses, and creation of formatted statistical analysis tables and summaries.

Responsibilities include:
  • Serve as a statistician on small and simple projects with supervision
  • Create analysis databases from Data Management database. Coordinate with programmers and data management personnel on database maintenance, updating and documentation
  • Provide sample size calculations and review protocols for completeness, appropriateness of clinical design, and sound statistical analysis
  • Provide randomization schemes and appropriate documentation
  • Develop statistical analysis plans including table and listing specifications
  • Program/validate statistical tables
  • Provide proper documentation and oversee the work of others who also assist in programming/validating
  • Prepare and review reports. Contribute to the statistical methods section and verify for report completeness and consistency
  • Participate in sponsor meetings. Interact with other departments, such as data management, clinical, and medical writing


Education, Knowledge & Experience:
  • Masters Degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field
  • Ability to promote teamwork in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Good understanding of basic statistical procedures
  • Knowledge of clinical trials database structure
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well with others

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.  #LI-EM2