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Statistician internship

Location: London, UK 

Application deadline: 15th March 2020 (candidates considered on a rolling basis)

Symmetron is a health economics and outcomes research consultancy with over a decade of experience in evidence generation, decision-analytic modelling and statistical analysis in economic evaluations. We are made up of a team of enthusiastic healthcare researchers based in the UK and South Africa. 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. We promote a culture of creativity, independent thinking, team-work and scientific excellence.

To support growing demand, we are looking for a Statistician Intern to join our team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply different statistical techniques to a variety of projects. For example, interns may use advanced regression techniques to model patient outcomes using clinical trial data or real-world evidence. Interns may also gain exposure of hierarchical Bayesian modelling techniques that can be applied to model patient survival or to assess relative treatment efficacy. Interns also have the opportunity to develop their coding skills – projects are often completed using R, Stata, VBA and WinBUGS.

The duration of the internship is 3 months with a monthly stipend. If successful, there is the potential for the internship to develop into a permanent role. We are committed to the development of our interns and offer excellent training and career development opportunities, including personalised training sessions with an experienced statistician.

Key responsibilities

  • Work in small teams on statistical analyses developed either as independent projects or feeding into economic models or health technology assessment submissions
  • Provide support in the development of statistical analysis plans and new statistical methods relevant to our work
  • Ensure quality control of all statistical deliverables
  • Interact with clients and present methods and results at internal meetings
  • Advise colleagues who do not have a mathematical background on statistical processes and software
  • Prepare presentations and study reports related to statistical analyses methodology and results

Essential requirements and qualifications

  • Postgraduate degree in statistics or a related field
  • Experience with at least one statistical software (e.g. WinBUGS, SAS, STATA, R)
  • 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 work given competing demands
  • 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 applying Bayesian methodology and/or survival analysis methods
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of clinical processes or trials
  • Experience with handling patient-level data

Application Process

  • Send your full CV to Silvana Zeolla via: careers@symmetron.net
  • An accompanying Cover Letter outlining your key skills, ambitions and current motivations behind your approach could greatly enhance your application

 Please Note:

  • This is a full-time position based in our offices in Central London
  • Applications are encouraged from citizens within the European Economic Area (EEA) and non-EEA citizens who have the ‘Right to Work’ in the UK