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Senior Statistician

Reference: 20336


Belfast, County Antrim



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Date Posted

12 September, 2022

Do you want to be at the forefront of statistical innovations, leading the way on clinical trial design and analysis? Are you in search of an inclusive and supportive work culture? In an organisation acknowledging the importance of a good work-life balance alongside a fulfilling and rewarding career? If this sounds like you, keep reading. This Senior Statistician role may be perfect for you.

Abacus are delighted to be working alongside our client, an established, fast growing technology company who provide world-class analytics and specialised software products for clinical-stage life science organisations.


You will be:

  • Creating and reviewing statistical documents such as study protocol, Statistical Analysis Plans (SAPs) and Statistical Analysis Reports (SARs).
  • Performing analyses independently for smaller projects, or as part of a team for larger/complex projects
  • Applying a range of skills and adapting them to suit many situations, using discretion to select the most appropriate techniques
  • Acting as an internal expert for some skill areas and contributing to the development of internal resources.
  • Delivering results to an agreed timeline with optimal quality.
  • Interacting with a range of stakeholders and communicating proactively.


Why join?

Our client offers a competitive salary with extensive benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement (37 days)
  • Pension scheme (5% employer)
  • Private health insurance
  • Fantastic opportunities for professional development both through formal training and exposure to a variety of challenges, enabling you to learn new skills every step of the way


The essentials:

  • Degree in mathematics, statistics, physics, pharmacology or with a strong statistical component
  • Typically a minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in the application of statistics on clinical trials (pharma, CRO, academic)
  • Ability to communicate clearly in both written and spoken English
  • Experience in SAS statistical software package
  • Experience in study design and protocol contribution



  • Higher degree in statistics or similar scientific discipline
  • Experience in statistical software package R
  • Experience of modelling and simulation techniques to explore complex study designs
  • Experience of early-phase drug development processes including innovative/adaptive study design
  • Experience providing recommendations for innovative analysis options to address strategic objectives in discussion with customers
  • Experience in delivering customer projects to high quality standards


What are you waiting for? Apply now or get in touch with Jenna McCahon at Abacus Careers to find out more!

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
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