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Statistician Industrial Placement

Job/scheme locations: 
Stevenage, Ware, Stockley Park
Type of opportunity: 
Application deadline: 

What does a Statistician Industrial Placement have to offer?

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.

Degree requirements:

  • You should be on track for a 2.2 (or above) in a degree in mathematics, statistics or a degree with a strong background in mathematics or statistics.
  • You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year.

Closing date: Wednesday 16th October 2019

The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in November 2019

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date. 

Applications will closed when we have filled our assessment centre dates.

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More about this vacancy

South East
Number of vacancies: 
6 to 10
Degree requirements: 
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