[Register Your Interest] Statistician Industrial Placement - 2021 Intake at GSK

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
East of England Greater London South East
Stevenage, Ware, Brentford (London)
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This role is suited to students entering their second year of university in September 2020.

Statistician Industrial Placement

GSK are looking for students with strong mathematical/statistical skills, keen to experience the role of a statistician in the pharmaceutical industry. Statisticians working in our Biostatistics department are invaluable contributors throughout drug development and supply, supporting scientists and clinicians in the areas of medicine discovery, design and analysis of clinical trials, as well as non-clinical activities ensuring the quality and safety of products delivered to patients. We offer industrial placement opportunities in both clinical and non-clinical statistics groups. During your year at GSK you will have clear responsibilities and receive training to improve both your technical and personal skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Advise clients on the experimental design of studies or clinical trial design (e.g. sample size, randomisation scheme etc.),
  • Provide statistical analysis, reporting and interpretation of study results,
  • Perform peer reviews for output appearing in regulatory files,
  • Understand the background and statistical methods important for drug development,
  • Use appropriate statistical methodology and software to carry out the above duties,
  • Work in close consultation with professional statisticians.

Learning opportunities:

  • Become proficient in SAS programming, R, Statistica or Design Expert software,
  • Learn the theory of new statistical methodology and how to apply it by collaborating with highly skilled statisticians and attending training courses,
  • Experience the role of a statistical consultant, working closely with cross-functional teams to translate scientific or clinical problems into statistical ones,
  • Gain industry knowledge in potentially a wide range of therapeutic areas, overseeing short-term or long-term projects that cover multiple GSK drugs.

About GSK

One of the world’s leading healthcare companies, GSK discovers, develops, manufactures and distributes life-saving vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer health products such as Maxinutrition, Sensodyne, Aquafresh and Panadol.

The size and scope of our organisation allows our people to answer some of the biggest questions facing everyone on the planet – questions about future healthcare needs and questions about building a responsive, innovative, global business to meet them – as well as questions about their own personal and professional growth.