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Senior Statistician

Application deadline: 1 March 2019


Symmetron is a health economics and outcomes research consultancy with over a decade of experience and successful commercial activity in developing evidence generation and synthesis, decision-analytic modelling, and statistical analysis in economic evaluations. Symmetron is made up of a team of enthusiastic healthcare researchers based in the UK, Canada and South Africa. We promote a culture of creativity, independent thinking, team work, and scientific excellence. Our experience involves the design, development, and communication of solutions for major pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, both at a global and regional level.

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. The candidate is expected to deliver work to the highest standards and work both independently and as part of a team. We are committed to the personal development of our employees and offer excellent training and career development opportunities.


Key responsibilities

• Lead and co-ordinate small teams on statistical analyses developed either as independent projects or feeding into economic models or health technology assessment submissions (e.g. NICE or SMC submissions).
• Work with HEOR colleagues to scope new projects, develop statistical analysis plans and new methods relevant to our work.
• Lead and co-ordinate proposal processes and participate in business development.
• Ensure quality control of all statistical deliverables.
• Interact with clients on a regular basis and present methods and results at client meetings.
• Train and mentor colleagues on statistical processes and software.
• Prepare presentations and study reports related to statistical analyses methodology and results.
• Author manuscripts, posters and other publications related to statistical analyses.


Essential requirements and qualifications

• Post-graduate degree in statistics or a related field and 2-3 years relevant experience as a statistician in a commercial or academic setting
• Experience with statistical software (e.g. WinBUGS, SAS, STATA, R)
• Experience in conducting Bayesian network meta-analyses and survival analyses from inception to reporting phase
• A willingness to trial, explore or recommend new software that may suit specific projects
• Excellent accuracy and attention to detail, along with the ability to maintain a high quality of the deliverables given competing demands and changing deadlines
• Oral and written communication skills and the ability to explain complex statistical methodology and results to a non-expert audience
• The ability to work effectively as part of a small team or independently
• High self-motivation, can-do attitude, optimistic outlook and leadership potential


Desirable skills and experience

• Experience in and/or knowledge of HTA processes.
• Experience in and/or knowledge of clinical processes or trials
• Experience with handling patient level data and large databases, medical claims databases, registries etc.
• Previous business development and project management experience.



For further information, please contact Silvana Zeolla via: careers@symmetron.net
• Applicants must provide a complete CV and an accompanying cover letter. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a face-to-face interview in February or early March.
• This is a permanent, full-time position based in our office in central London, but part-time applications will be considered.
• The government currently enforces restrictions on granting citizens that are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) the right to work in the UK. All non-EEA citizens are requested to specify in their application whether they have the right to work in the UK.
• Note that international travel may be required to meet and liaise with clients.
• No agencies please.