Statistical Data Scientist

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Biometrics
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £65000 to £75000
Contact name: Ashley Clarke

Contact email:
Contact phone: +44 1293 584 300
Job ref: 22722
Published: 8 months ago
Expiry date: 20 Feb 2022 11:59

Ashley Clarke @ RBW consulting is currently recruiting for a dynamic Statistical Data Scientist for a global Pharmaceutical company on a permanent contract. The candidate will be expected to be office and home based

The successful candidate will join a leading global pharmaceutical company. They employ the best minds to help push the boundaries of human and data science. Their global research and developments centres are renowned for their innovations and collaborative environment to really push the boundaries of medical science.

You will be given access to cutting-edge in-house technology, allowing you to work on a global scale. My client want professionals with the same passion and drive to discover and develop medicines to combat   

Job Overview

In this role, you will belong to small innovative team, where their data-centric focus helps them work efficiently and creatively to bring the right medicines to the right patients. The teams use their expertise in statistics and programming to address drug development objectives and reduce uncertainty in product development, driving better business decisions with quantitative reasoning. As part of the Data Science & AI team, you’ll use technology at the forefront of science in a creative environment, with the scope to develop new statistical ideas and apply them in your work.

The role focusing on tool Development and sits in the Quantitative Solutions (QS) group. The QS is a centre of excellence for building high quality software tools to provide novel statistical analyses, advanced analytics and business solutions.


Working as part of Data Science and AI (DS&AI), you’ll be able to access technology at the forefront of science in an innovative environment, where you will have the scope to develop creative tool development ideas and approaches, and to apply them in your work.


Working alongside others, you will lead the agile development of new software tools, including providing statistical & programming expertise, managing stakeholder interactions, delivering requirements analysis, proof of concept, user acceptance testing and project management. You will be responsible for improving the productivity, scalability and ease of use of existing tools and solutions, whilst ensuring that our statistical software tools are developed and validated to company and regulatory standards.


In addition to the above, you will contribute to the development, sharing and support of new procedures and standards in software tool development, to enable QS to provide the business with a range of innovative solutions to a variety of technical questions in drug development.




  • MSc or PhD in biostatistics, mathematics, informatics or related subject
  • Experience of statistical analysis, modelling & simulation, and statistical computing, primarily using R
  • Broad understanding of clinical drug development & the pharmaceutical environment


  • Experience, or understanding, of end-to-end agile software tool development and lifecycle management
  • Knowledge of other programming languages (e.g. R-Shiny, Java, Python, Spotfire, C/C++, VBA/VBS) would be advantageous


To find out more about this fantastic opportunity or to discuss other open positions which may be of interest please contact Ashley Clarke on +44 (0) 1273 952 363 and send your CV through using the apply button on this page.