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Statistics &
​​​​​​​Programming in R&D

Help us develop and speed up access to new medicines

Through the utilisation of deep scientific knowledge, high-quality data and the application of statistical excellence every day, our Biostatistics & Research Decision Sciences (BARDS) teams are integral in the development of life-changing medicines and vaccines. We also develop cutting-edge programming solutions, which speed up market access and support every phase of drug development, in collaboration with scientists across our renowned R&D division. With your experience and expertise, you’ll play a key role in realising our vision to be the leader in quantitative scientific methodology and its application to enable the targeting, discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of innovative products that help improve human health globally.
years of excellence
We were the first company within the pharmaceutical industry to have a dedicated statistics department.

Make an impact where it matters

The integral role our BARDS professionals play in the development of life-saving and health-preserving medicines and vaccines, is top of the list of things that give our work added purpose. Amazingly, we collaborate and impact decision-making across 10 areas of expertise, including Drug Discovery, Translational Medicine & Biomarkers, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Development, Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Manufacturing, Analysis & Reporting Standards, Data Standards, and Information Technology. Additionally, our people highlight the following as aspects that make working here more rewarding:

  • We're a top 15 R&D investor (in any industry)
  • We're dedicated to becoming the leading research-driven biopharmaceutical company
  • We get to see the impact our work has on patients 
  • We're at the forefront of scientific exchange and data generation
  • We have a robust pipeline of innovative products


Insightful words from members of our BARDS team

Here, learning is a continuous journey. It stems from the great diversity—culturally and academically—of our group.

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Harris Kampouris
Associate Director, Statistical Programming,
​​​​​​​Health Technology Assessment

Whenever I wanted to start a new initiative or challenge the current way we do things, people around me were incredibly supportive and helped me to realise my ideas.

Jan Mikelson
Senior Biostatistician

Enjoy the freedom and space to discover now and in the future

UK Discovery Centre

This state-of-the-art research laboratory unites a diverse, multidisciplinary team of exceptional scientific minds around a shared purpose: to drive medical advances against some of the most challenging diseases facing ageing populations. The Discovery Centre and interim facilities represent our investment in—and commitment to—highly principled and rigorous early bioscience research conducted in the most forward-looking ways.
UK Discovery Centre
Zurich hub

Zurich hub

We're opening a new location in Zurich focused on accelerating research, data, and commercialization of our medicines and vaccines. The new office will be staffed by teams working in strategic and operational roles in medical affairs, clinical development, access and marketing operations functions. By the time the new site is completed and opens in 2021, over 250 employees will work at THE CIRCLE, Zurich Airport.

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