Senior Statistician, Health Technology Assessment, Biostatistics and Research Division Sciences Job

Date: Jun 1, 2019

Location: London, ENG, GB

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Requisition ID: BIO005358

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified
portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The
difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels
innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its
125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward
momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global

MSD has an exciting global opportunity for a Senior
Statistician, Health Technology Assessment in London, UK.

The Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS)
organization has a proud record of providing comprehensive analytical and
methodological expertise to support MSD's strategic goals.  Our quantitative scientists aspire to
maintain the highest quality output while adopting the most efficient and
effective scientific and operational procedures that will promote breakthrough
innovation, collaboration and professional activity.


The MSD BARDS organization has established in Europe its
Center of Excellence supporting Health Technology Assessment (HTA) dossiers.
This Center of Excellence consists of one team of Statisticians and Statistical
Programmers based across its London (UK) and Brussels (Belgium) sites.


You will be part of the BARDS organization which has a
presence in the US, EU and Asia Pacific. By joining MSD on this role you will
apply your skills and experience in support of developing scientifically based
arguments aiming to provide fair accessibility to MSD drugs and vaccines making
a real difference in patient’s lives.


Key responsibilities for the position

  • Provide statistical support to projects in the
    BARDS HTA Statistics group, including HTA submissions.

  • Contribute to the design and development of
    scientific tools for HTA evaluations.


Primary activities for the position

  • Provide statistical support to the
    cross-functional teams preparing HTA submissions.

  • Executs independently on ongoing HTA
    evaluations, including analysis and interpretation of HTA results.

  • Collaborate with Statistical Programming to
    implement methodologies and ensure high quality deliverables for HTA

  • Contribute to the preparation of the  written reports to effectively communicate
    results of HTA evaluations to the Centre for Observational and Real World
    Evidence (CORE) and MSD subsidiary teams.

  • May evaluate appropriateness of available
    software for planned analyses and ascertains needs for potential program
    development of novel statistical methodology.

  • May be involved in research activities for
    innovative statistical methods and applications in HTA activities.




Education and Minimum Requirement: 

PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics (or related discipline) or
Masters with a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Good knowledge of biostatistical methodologies
    and experimental design, including meta-analyses and time to event
    methodologies.  Understanding of data
    management and clinical concepts applied to drug development within the
    pharmaceutical industry. 

  • Working knowledge of  statistical and data processing software e.g.
    SAS and/or R.  Demonstrates strong  interest in statistical research activities
    and in application of novel methods to clinical development. 

  • Team oriented, strong  collaboration skills and ability to work
    effectively across cultures.  

  • Must also demonstrate the ability to learn, be
    proactive and motivated, and consistently focus on details and execution.


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with project management, computer
    systems and clinical databases systems in a statistical environment.

  • Experience in CDISC data standards (SDTM, ADAM).
  • Good communications skills and ability to work
    across cultures.  

  • Understanding of biology of disease and drug


Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new
breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your
skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global
medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.


MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search
firms / recruitment agencies for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any
employee at MSD via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a
valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the
sole property of MSD.  No fee will be
paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or
through other means.



Location- Kings Cross St. Pancras, London

Opening date- 3rd June 2019

Closing date- 5th July 2019


Job: Biostatistics
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials:
Company Trade Name: MSD

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