Medical Statistician

March 13, 2019
Westport, Ireland
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Location: Westport, Ireland
Type: Permanent, office-based

About PHMR

Established in 2007, we are a rapidly growing and energetic consultancy – a diverse group of professional scientists, health economists and industry specialists with a proven track record in providing global market access solutions to some of the biggest healthcare industries so that patients get access to medicines. Patients get access to medicines as a result of our work. Our science is internationally renowned and we are proud of our work.

  • We apply robust scientific approaches and methodologies. Quality science comes first.
  • We combine the expertise of our team together with a worldwide professional network.
  • We continuously learn and improve
  • 90% of our projects are repeat or referral from our existing customers.
  • The majority of our team are educated to PhD level.
  • We embrace diversity in all its forms

We are constantly expanding our evidence generation team to meet the global demand for this service.

About the role

As a Medical Statistician you will join our office in Ireland and work on a variety of scientific projects related to healthcare evaluations, including contributing to the design and conduct of analyses to support the synthesis of evidence from multiple sources (e.g. indirect treatment comparisons), analyses of real-world data and analyses to support the development of health economic models. You will play a key cross-functional role in the company.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the design and conduct of statistical analyses to synthesise data from multiple sources
  • Provide statistical advice on the design of observational studies and health economic models
  • Contribute to the management and analysis of real world datasets
  • Contribute to the analysis of data to support the development of health economic models
  • Lead the development of novel statistical approaches to integrate evidence from multiple sources to support our clients HEOR needs
  • Advise clients on their clinical study designs and analysis plans
  • Clearly communicate the outputs of statistical analyses in a manner suitable for experts and lay-people
  • Statistical project management and delivery

Essential requirements:

  • Higher degree with a large statistical component (MMath/MSc/PhD)
  • Previous experience in biomedical statistics (or interest in the area for entry level role)
  • Extensive experience with statistical programming packages, particularly R
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills, and the ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Good attention to detail
  • Alignment to PHMR values:

Integrity:             we do the right thing

Quality focus:    we continually pursue excellence

Ambitious:          we are tenacious and sustainable

Collegiate:          we support and learn from each other

Fun:                       we enjoy our work

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience within the pharmaceutical industry (pharma, biotech, CRO or consultancy)
  • Experience with indirect treatment comparison methods
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to find and employ creative solutions
  • Mentoring/training of staff in statistics
  • Tenacity and patience, to see research projects through from proposal to completion
  • Good understanding of clinical trials
  • Familiarity with Health Technology Assessment agency guidelines for statistical methods

PHMR can offer:

  • Permanent full-time position in an engaging company culture
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Opportunities to publish research
  • Competitive salary

To apply for this position please submit your CV and covering letter explaining why you think you would be suited to the role and reasons for wishing to join our office in Ireland to

Candidates wishing to discuss the position, please call (+44) 0203 695 5807 for an informal chat with Dr Cormac Sammon (Chief Medical Officer/Senior Epidemiologist). No agencies please.

All candidates are eligible to apply for our roles and will be considered on suitability and merit throughout the recruitment process. However, at the time of starting their employment the successful candidate must have permission to work in Ireland.

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