Senior Biostatistician

Job Location(s) UK-Leeds
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As a key member of our expanding team, working primarily on single Sponsor, Phase I and IIa studies, you will be responsible for leading allocated studies, providing statistical support in the creation of Statistical Analysis Plans, and analysis of clinical trial data. Ideally based in our Leeds City Centre office, we can also offer the flexibility of being home based depending on your level of experience. 

A career at Covance provides our employees the unique chance to create an immediate impact and difference in our patient’s lives. Joining Covance will offer a rewarding career, a chance to work in a high-energy & team oriented work place, and access to competitive benefits. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and a vast array of career options, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalised development planning. As a Covance employee, your work will be meaningful, the patient outcomes are real, and the results are lasting.

Our mission is to help our clients bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner -- join us for your next career move.

Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

Join us as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and anticipate tomorrow’s drug development challenges, creating new possibilities for our clients—and your career.


Essential Position Duties

  • Act as a Statistician/Senior Statistician for projects, and act as a Statistical consultant to clients and internal customers.
  • Develop and review Statistical Analysis Plans
  • Preparation and verification of randomisation specifications and the generation of randomisation schedules
  • Develop and review analysis SAS programs and output as required
  • Interact with project team members in related disciplines e.g. Clinical Data Management, Clinical and Programming.
  • Prioritize personal workload to meet specified completion dates.
  • Provide guidance, mentoring, training and feedback for members of the department in statistical methodology and programming techniques.
  • Investigate and implement new procedures / methods when necessary.
  • Proactive involvement with process improvements.




Education / Qualifications

  • Ideally, an MSc in Statistics, or a mathematical/statistical subject or equivalent


  • Demonstrable Experience working as a Statistician in the clinical research industry
  • An understanding of the fundamental principles of programming, program development and review
  • Must demonstrate effective communication skills, and have proven Experience of client interaction
  • Must have previous Experience of leading studies
  • Experience of performing peer review of others work and/or dual programming
  • Experience in the preparation of Statistical Analysis Plans, and review of study specific documents



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