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NIBSC Statistician - £40,451 p.a. benefits

Potters Bar
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency


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We currently have a great opportunity for a Statistician to join the Analytical and Biological Sciences division, within our National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) centre, working full time on a permanent contract.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research. The agency is made up of c.1300 staff working across three centres:

• Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency regulatory centre (MHRA)
• Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)
• National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC)

NIBSC is a global leader in the characterisation, standardisation and control of biological medicines. NIBSC plays a major role in assuring the quality of biological medicines worldwide through the provision of biological reference materials, by testing products and carrying out research. Our expert scientists also provide advice on a routine basis and in response to emergencies.

The post-holder will be expected to work both independently and as a statistician in multidisciplinary project teams. In addition, they may be expected to assume line-management responsibilities within the Biostatistics group.• the design, analysis and interpretation of international multi-centre collaborative studies to establish International Standards and other biological reference materials
• providing statistical support for NIBSC control functions within the framework of the Institute quality system (experimental design and analysis, data monitoring and review, development and validation of software for analysis, assay validation)
• supporting NIBSC’s research and development programme through statistical consultancy, data analysis and the development of methods, software and statistical applications.

• A broad working knowledge and sound understanding of applied statistics gained through both qualifications and experience
• Previous experience as a statistician in the application of statistics to real data, preferably in a pharma/healthcare setting such as non-clinical drug development, the quality control of biological medicines or related areas
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• The ability to develop and maintain good collaborative working relationships
• Post-graduate qualification in Statistics or equivalent combination of qualification (containing a large statistical component) and relevant experienceBenefits
• A working environment that supports flexible working options
• 25 days annual leave increasing to 30 with service
• Season ticket loans
• Subsidised gym membership
• Commitment to professional development
• Access to shopping discounts through the ‘Mylifestyle’ employee benefits portal
• Access to learning and development tailored to your role
• A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity
• A civil service pensionSuccessful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.The Civil Service uses a recruitment framework called Success Profiles. To find out more please click: www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles

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