Statistician

Boston, MA

Statistics at Costello Medical

Are you looking for a role in which you can directly apply your statistical knowledge to the medical field? We are recruiting for our first Statistician to join our growing US team.

You will be based in our brand-new office in Boston and will join the team at its foundation in growing our statistics service offering. This presents opportunities to shape and drive our US company; an endeavour supported by the success of our existing operations in the UK and Asia-Pacific. You will work closely with our Scientific Director, who will be based in Boston and has 10 years’ experience in the industry, and other senior colleagues in the US and globally.

Our Statistics team provide statistical and analytical expertise across Costello Medical, devising statistical analysis plans and performing data analysis within Excel, R, SAS and WinBUGS. They are also responsible for communicating the methodologies and results in both written and oral formats to drug and device manufacturers, doctors and payers. The statistical analyses vary across patient-level clinical trial data, observational study data, real-world data and published aggregate data, and involves a range of techniques such as basic statistical analysis of individual patient data, regression analysis, survival analysis and Bayesian network meta-analysis using both standard and emerging methods.

About the Role

You will work in project teams alongside colleagues from all specialities to ensure that statistics projects are completed to an exceptionally high standard, on time and in line with client expectations. You will receive one-to-one training in the technical aspects of the role, including project management and effective client communication. Delivering project work requires close collaboration with clients, and following a successful induction period you will increasingly participate in teleconferences and face-to-face meetings with external stakeholders.

Our team typically work on several projects at one time and the results of each analysis can feed into publications, value materials, health economic models or health technology assessment submissions. You will therefore be exposed to a wide variety of the services offered by Costello Medical and a broad range of therapeutic areas.

The Statistics team is growing quickly, and so the successful applicant will be someone who shows the potential to develop their skills rapidly. We are particularly keen to hear from talented and motivated individuals who could take on project management and client responsibility within six to twelve months, and who are keen to progress into a leadership role in the Statistics team. We also offer tailored career progression opportunities depending on individual strengths and interests, which could include a focus on technical excellence.

We are currently recruiting for start dates in 2021.

About You

Essential requirements for the role are:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a scientific or mathematical discipline (minimum GPA 3.3) is required, although a Masters or PhD would be advantageous. A focus on statistics and data analysis is essential
  • The technical and mathematical ability, coupled with the written and oral communication skills, to explain complex techniques and results to non-experts
  • Proficiency in the R programming language, and the willingness and ability to rapidly develop your programming skills
  • A willingness to trial, explore or recommend new software or techniques that may suit specific projects
  • A desire to apply your statistical knowledge and technical skills to the healthcare industry
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, along with the ability to maintain a high level of customer service and the quality of deliverables under multiple competing demands
  • Highly organized, with the flexibility to respond to changing deadlines
  • The ability to use your initiative and work independently, in addition to working collaboratively within project teams
  • Excellent written English is fundamental; this will be assessed during the selection process

Desirable requirements for the role are:

  • Experience with SAS, or other programming languages used for data analysis
  • Awareness of data standards for clinical research and statistical analysis (e.g. CDISC, SDTM, ADaM, ICH Statistical Principles for Clinical Trials)
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of medical data, clinical processes or trials

What We Offer

We offer a competitive starting salary, based on qualifications and experience. Please click here to learn about our reward package and the other benefits of working for Costello Medical.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter you should explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical. Your resume should clearly state the grades you have received, or are due to receive, for your undergraduate and post-graduate degrees.

COVID-19 Response

Our teams in the UK and Singapore are following local government guidance and are currently working remotely. Our US office is open in a safe, socially distanced and controlled way following a period of remote working. Exceptional customer service remains one of our core principles, so we are committed to supporting our clients and operating as normal throughout this period.

Please note that we are also still welcoming applications for our open positions, across all roles and locations. Interviews are being conducted by Microsoft Teams and we are welcoming new employees remotely or in the office, depending on location, with virtual induction sessions including all our new starters.

For information please email recruitment@costellomedical.com.

A Day in the Life of a Statistician

To learn more about a typical day for a Statistician at Costello Medical, please click here.