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Symmetron is a leader in health economics and outcomes research. We have been conducting high quality health technology assessments for the past 10 years. Our clients include most major pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers and we meet their needs with technical excellence. We have a team of 10 with headquarters in the heart of London.
Senior Statistician – London, UK
To support growing demand, we are looking for an exceptional statistician to join our team.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing statistical and analytical expertise, devising statistical analysis plans and performing data analysis in Excel, SAS, R and WinBUGS. The candidate will be responsible for delivering high-quality statistical work that will vary from basic statistical analysis of individual patient data and regression analysis to survival analysis and Bayesian network meta-analysis across a wide range of therapeutic areas.
Research Assistant/ Systematic Reviewer – London, UK
To support growing demand, we are looking for a Research Assistant/ Systematic Reviewer to join the team. This is an opportunity for a driven, enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in gaining skills and understanding in systematic reviews and their application in health technology assessment. Symmetron takes a broad view of developing people and both candidates with some prior experience of systematic reviews, as well as those wanting to start a career in this area will be considered for the post.
The successful candidate will receive on-the-job training from our senior researchers, whilst working on a range of projects. There will also be opportunities for external training. Our company offers a very competitive base salary, access into a bonus scheme and excellent benefits.
Perks and benefits
You will enjoy a competitive salary with room for growth. But that’s just a small part of what makes working at Symmetron great.
Our head office is located in the heart of London. We’re close to all the best restaurants, pubs and shops. We’re also a two minute walk from Liverpool Street station.
We come from seven countries and speak several languages, bringing a global worldview to our work. We hope you love gaining new perspectives as much as we do!
At Symmetron, when the company does well, everyone does well. Year-end bonuses are a perk of the job and they get even better when we reach our goals!
We like to do a little something fun each month, like a cooking class, bowling night, escape room, going for lunch and even a weekend retreat in the Scottish highlands!
Occasionally everyone needs a change of scene, a break from the commute or to work outside usual hours. We collaborate and serve our clients regardless of time and place.
We are invested in your growth. Reach your career goals with our internal training program, external courses, international conferences and personal career development plan.
We’ve got you covered with private health insurance (including dental and vision), pension plan and generous paid maternal and paternal leave. Plus free drinks and snacks.
A day in the life of a health economist at Symmetron
Most of my time is spent working on two or three client projects. These may be shorter projects, such as developing a conference poster, or longer projects, like conceptualising and building an original cost-effectiveness model. Often, they fall somewhere in the middle, such as developing a budget impact analysis or adapting a global economic model to meet the needs of a local affiliate. My work can be for any disease area and country; I particularly enjoy learning about the challenges of modelling different illnesses and the regulatory requirements of different health systems.
Each project is run by a health economics manager who provides me with methodological support, makes sure the project is on time and on budget, and manages most email communication with the client. We work closely together to achieve each milestone. Every week or two we meet with the client by phone so that I can provide updates, ask questions or speak with key opinion leaders who provide clinical advice. Sometimes, these interactions can be turning points for our work if we discover the client’s needs have changed.
A smaller portion of my time is dedicated to internal projects, attending training courses and assisting colleagues if they need help. Internal projects may include methodological papers or things related to the business. For example, I recently helped rebuild Symmetron’s website and am working on a few other ideas that will help us win more customers.
As we are a small company, help is always at hand. If I have questions I can approach someone in either the Health Economics or Outcome Research team and I know I will get the support I need. I have a lot of autonomy in terms of how I structure my days. My preference is to focus on different tasks in the morning and afternoon, with a Pilates class in between!
If you think you have what it takes to contribute to our business and would like to learn more, we would be happy to have an informal chat about upcoming opportunities. Please complete the form below to begin the conversation.