Principal Statistician

Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Jun 23 2021 Principal Statistician Do you want to work for one of the world's leading pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, applying your statistical skills and innovative statistical methodology to make key contributions to the development of vaccines? We need exceptionally talented and committed Statisticians like you to apply your statistical skills and innovative statistical methodology to drive key contributions to the development of vaccines. To succeed, team members need good technical and communication skills, the desire to develop their statistical and scientific knowledge continually, and the ability to develop practical solutions and apply statistical techniques in creative ways in a matrix team setting. Successful candidates will be innovative, pragmatic, and flexible, thriving in a dynamic, collegial environment. Your responsibilities: As a Principal Statistician, you will provide statistical input to the design, analysis, reporting and interpretation of clinical and epidemiological studies. Use stat methodology to establish study strategy (e.g. power modelling of different scenarios, set up power monitoring, set up mitigation plan to minimize risk of stat failure) Provide input to protocol (design, objective, endpoint, randomization strategy, sample size, stat analysis) Provide input to study set up (CRF review, randomization, DMP plan including specification for subset, important protocol deviation) Develop statistical analysis plans and coordinate review across study team Review tables, figures, and listings (TFL), and coordinate review with the programmers to approve the TFL Influence clinical and epidemiology development plans, regulatory and commercial strategies Build and maintain effective strategic working relationships with partners and stakeholders to meet business needs Identify, develop, and implement novel statistical methodologies in support of vaccines development. Why you? Basic Qualifications: Masters or PhD in a Statistical discipline 3 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry or clinical/epidemiological research Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in multiple statistical methodologies as well as demonstrated experience leveraging its practical application At least 2 years of applied statistical experience in the design and analysis of epidemiological studies Demonstrated capability of applying innovative statistical thinking Experience with Bayesian methods Experience of statistical programming (e.g., in SAS, R, Python) Experience with CDISC data format (SDTM and ADAM) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Demonstrated capability in building and maintaining strong working relationships Demonstrated ability to explain novel and standard methods to clinical and epidemiology colleagues Strong influencing skills applied effectively across functions and levels of an organization Strong time management and prioritization skills Why GSK? Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities: Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk. Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution. Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning. Sustaining energy and well-being Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations. 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