Principal Statistician - Research

United Kingdom (GB)
Competitive + Bonus
29 Jul 2021
28 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Principal Statistician (Non-Clinical)

Permanent Role - Germany

Umbilical Life are shortlisting to source a Principal level Statistician for one of our key clients based in Germany. This Pharmaceutical requires an expert who will lead the methodological and Statistical aspects in Research in a small specialised team. The role is highly collaborative and advice led and would suit a highly innovative Statistician.

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.
  • Deliver statistical methodology training.
  • Communicating statistical concepts, design recommendations, and the results of statistical analyses clearly and accurately to others.
  • Validate the statistical aspects of Specific Pharmacology Reports written by scientists for the Dossier for all programs.
  • Lead statistician on multiple complex projects regarding Non-Clinical Efficacy and Safety (NCES) related Research activities with minimal direction from group head.
  • 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.
  • Contribute to the implementation of end-user statistical applications for routine analyses within labs.
  • Represents statistics in regulatory meetings
  • Represent statistics in cross function working groups.

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Biostatistics or related field.
  • Experience with developing new statistical methods to improve the design, analysis, and interpretation of scientific studies.
  • Ability to collaborate well with statisticians and scientists from other disciplines.
  • Strong user of SAS/R (R-Shiny).
  • 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 in Pre-Clinical & Research Development.
  • 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 +49 3221 421 9777

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