Statistician, Data Science

Application Deadline

About Astellas:

At Astellas we offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others.

Our expertise, science and technology make us a Life Sciences company, our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society.

Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners.

Our global vision for Patient Centricity is to support the development of innovative health solutions through a deep understanding of the patient experience. At Astellas, Patient Centricity isn’t a buzzword, it’s a guiding principle for action. We believe all staff have a role to play in creating a patient-centric culture and integrating an awareness of the patient into our everyday working practices, regardless of our role, team, or division.

Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity.

We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership. Our aspiration is to bring the best minds together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

The Opportunity:

Would you like to join an organisation that aims to stand on the forefront of healthcare change, turning innovative science into VALUE for patients? We are building a new base for global Data Science in the UK. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring your unique skills, experience, perspective and thinking ideas to Astellas, assisting in the shaping of the team and direction as we continue to support patients all over the world.You will be part of our Data Science Division (DS) and Statistical & Real-World Data Science (SRS) team who designs Astellas’ development programs to allow data-driven decision-making. Using state-of-the-art methodology and the most innovative approach, SRS generates compelling evidence using clinical trials or real-world data (RWD) to ensure successful and timely regulatory approval, pricing, reimbursement, and patient access.

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • We are building a team of Study Statisticians, Support Statisticians, Statisticians and Exploratory Statisticians, from Associate Manager to Senior Manager level. Your knowledge and experience will of course differ depending on the seniority of role but will broadly include:
  • Educated to minimum Master’s level or equivalent in Biostatistics, Statistics, or related scientific field.
  • Experience in applying statistical methods in the biomedical research, pharmaceuticals, CRO, academia or healthcare industry.
  • Hands-on programming experience within SAS, including data manipulation and analysis of a wide array of data sources/types. Working knowledge of R and/or Python is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to identify and implement new ideas and methodologies, learn new techniques, and adjust to new approaches quickly.
  • Ability to work independently to achieve results with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

Additional information:

  • The is a permanent full-time position based in the UK.
  • We offer a hybrid working pattern, requiring one day per quarter in the office (Addlestone), blended with a collaborative video environment that supports working from home.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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