Biostatistician / Statistical Scientist, Roche

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Biostatistician / Statistical Scientist, Roche 2016-10-15T05:48:01+00:00

Project Description

Biostatistician / Statistical Scientist

Why Roche?

  • You will be joining the world’s largest biotech company where we strive to do now what patients need next
  • We are the world’s leading provider of cancer medicines with one of the strongest pipelines in the industry of over 60 new potential medicines in oncology and beyond
  • At our modern UK headquarters in Welwyn Garden City you will become a part of a global group of scientists who are at the forefront of personalised healthcare for the treatment of cancer, where you will play a key role in the development of a potential new treatment
  • You will be encouraged to seek out innovative and creative solutions to help address important questions in your work
  • You will be given opportunities and career development support to stretch yourself to a new level through access to a global network of experts, continued development resources and opportunities/rotations/assignments
  • And of course you will be recognised and rewarded for your performance both through competitive salary and benefit package as well as continual constructive feedback

What is the role

As an oncology biostatistician at Roche:

  • you will be a key strategic partner in multi-disciplinary teams, working with colleagues based both locally and globally developing oncology drugs in Phase 1 to 3 trials
  • you be responsible for providing drug development and statistical expertise to the design and analysis of clinical studies and, depending on your experience, to global development programs
  • you may be responsible for leading other statisticians, statistical programmers and related colleagues in preparing for health authority submissions, addressing requests and, depending on your experience be the statistician to represent Roche at health authority interactions
  • you will own your career development and be actively encouraged and supported through continual learning opportunities (including courses, local & global statistical and other scientific seminars, potential part-time study and rotations into related departments, two conferences per year, membership of industry/academic working groups such as though PSI)
  • you will be encouraged to pursue applied research on drug development opportunities and challenges as a continued part of your role, either alongside your project work or even as a formal rotation into our statistical methodology group
  • you will be able to discuss ideas and collaborate with over 200 (internal) Biostatisticians and other Data Scientists on oncology drug development opportunities/challenges, as well as with key academics with whom we have consultancy arrangements

Why it could be you

  • You have strategic experience in a pharmaceutical company working to develop oncology drugs. If you have significant statistical experience in another therapeutic area then we’d still like to hear what you could offer and why Roche would be a great fit.
  • It is desirable (but not essential) that you have led the statistical aspects in meetings with Regulatory Health Authorities (HA) &/or Health Technology Assessment (HTA) bodies.
  • You have demonstrated leadership potential by leading a team or sub-team working on a Filing to a HA or HTA.
  • You have evidence of conducting statistical research. For example, perhaps you’ve made a significant contribution to an industry/academic working group; or maybe you’ve made substantial contributions to a methodological publication. We’d also be interested to hear from those who have performed novel statistical work (perhaps unpublished) that has provided innovative approaches for your drug project team to consider. Roche is currently supporting statisticians to pursue a PhD on a part-time basis, so would be interested to talk with you if you are doing likewise or considering pursuing Postgraduate research on a part-time basis.
  • You have qualifications that have given you the strong basis for your career so far (e.g. MSc or PhD in Statistics or related discipline) coupled with a programming language (e.g. SAS, R) that allows you to evaluate assumptions when designing clinical trials and then model/explore data arising from clinical trials.
  • You want to take on a mid- or senior-level role (depending on experience) in a company that will provide you with opportunities and support, but then leave you to get on and make the most of those opportunities globally.
  • If you have some, but not all, of the above experience but believe that the global expertise of the Roche/Genentech people and the depth of the oncology portfolio could be a place at which you could excel, then we’d very much like to hear what you have to offer.

Job facts

Due to the continued growth of our pipeline we have opportunities for exceptional statisticians to join our Oncology Biostatistics group at multiple levels.

As an Oncology Biostatistician at Roche you will be a key strategic partner in multi-disciplinary teams, working with colleagues based both locally and globally developing oncology drugs in Phase 1 to 3 trials.

In this role you will be responsible for providing drug development and statistical expertise to the design and analysis of clinical studies. Depending on your experience you may also be responsible for providing statistical input to teams preparing for health authority submissions, leadership of other statisticians, statistical programmers and related colleagues in health authority activities and participating in health authority interactions.

This is an opportunity to own your career development and be actively encouraged and supported through continual learning opportunities (including courses, local & global statistical and other scientific seminars, potential part-time study and rotations into related departments, two conferences per year, membership of industry/academic working groups such as through PSI).

You will be encouraged to pursue applied research on drug development opportunities and challenges as a continued part of your role, either alongside your project work or even as a formal rotation into our statistical methodology group
You will be given you the freedom to discuss ideas and collaborate with over 200 (internal) Biostatisticians and other Data Scientists on oncology drug development opportunities/challenges, as well as with key academics with whom we have consultancy arrangements.

Who you are

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

You will have qualifications that have given you the strong basis for your career so far (e.g. MSc or PhD in Statistics or related discipline) coupled with a programming language (e.g. SAS, R) that allows you to evaluate assumptions when designing clinical trials and then model/explore data arising from clinical trials.

It is desirable that you have experience of study design and data analysis from different phases of drug development or in-depth of pivotal studies for health authority submissions . You may also have experience in specialist areas such as analysis of biomarker data.

You have good understanding of regulatory guidelines in drug development and may have experience of participating or leading a team or sub-team working on a Filing to a HA or HTA.

To be successful in this role you will need to provide evidence of conducting recent statistical research through your qualifications or current position.

We’d also be interested to hear from those who have performed novel statistical work (perhaps unpublished) that has provided innovative approaches for your drug project team to consider. You want to take on a key role in a company that will provide you with opportunities and support, but then leave you to get on and make the most of those opportunities globally.

If you have some, but not all, of the above experience but believe that the global expertise of the Roche/Genentech people and the depth of the oncology portfolio could be a place at which you could excel, then we’d very much like to hear what you have to offer.

Roche is currently supporting statisticians to pursue a PhD on a part-time basis, so would be interested to talk with you if you are doing likewise or considering pursuing Postgraduate research on a part-time basis.

Note: If you have significant statistical experience in another therapeutic area then we’d still like to hear what you could offer and why Roche would be a great fit.

Our award-winning office, known as Hexagon Place, was opened in 2005 and provides a modern, flexible working environment with facilities that are second-to-none. Around 1,400 people work at our Welwyn office in our Early Development (pRED), Product Development (PD), Commercial (Rx) and our corporate functions.

There is a fully equipped gym on-site, a library and information centre, and an active sports and social club. We also have a subsidised staff restaurant providing foods to cater for every taste throughout the day.

At the heart of the building is an informal meeting area known as The Street which features a coffee shop, snack machine and cashpoint.

A second building on-site, called The Hub, contains modern meeting room and conference facilities.

If you are proud of contributing and feel you have the commitment to teamwork and innovation that we are seeking, then Roche is the organisation for you. In return we offer a competitive salary plus the excellent benefits you would expect from a blue-chip organisation, including a genuine interest in your development and progression.

Who we are

Our UK Pharmaceutical head office is situated in Welwyn garden City, Hertfordshire, with beautiful country side surrounding the area. Supported by major motorways & airports as well as being a 30 minute train ride to London, access is easy. With over 1400 people occupying our site in Welwyn, you can expect opportunities in Early Development (pRED), Product Development (PD), Commercial (Rx) and of course our corporate function.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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