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From: Gerarda Darlington <gdarling@uoguelph.ca>
Subject: [d-ssc] Senior Statistician position
Date: 3 October, 2012 8:23:36 AM PDT

Please see below for a job opportunity located in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Quantics is growing …
Quantics is a specialist life sciences statistics consultancy. We provide expert help to our clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and health sectors. Our work is varied and challenging and covers a wide range of statistical methodology. Quantics needs another experienced statistician to join the team based in central Edinburgh – the UK’s favourite city.
Further information on Quantics can be found on our website
Senior Statistician: £35k + depending on qualifications and experience
Location: Edinburgh
Job Summary
As part of our planned expansion Quantics is seeking an experienced statistician who wants to gain experience in a wide variety of statistical techniques as applied in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and health economic sectors. The ideal candidate will enjoy learning new methodologies, will be able to communicate results clearly to clients and will work well within a small team. We envisage additional expansion so opportunities for promotion are expected. Other benefits include a generous holiday allowance, and a share option scheme is being set up so you can share in the success of the company.
Job Description
Reporting directly to Dr Ann Yellowlees (Director) you will be responsible for providing statistical analysis on a wide range of projects - the scope of the work is varied and will be challenging. Projects can range from methodology development, optimising design of pre-clinical assays for new vaccines, network meta-analysis for indirect treatment comparisons using Bayesian techniques, classification trees to provide intuitive case mix adjustment for the National Hip Fracture audit, through to analysis of post-marketing surveillance data for an approved oncology medication. You will be responsible for communicating the results of your analyses to clients in oral or written format.
Skills/Experience Required
Our preferred candidate must have an MSc or PhD in Statistics and at least 4 years experience, preferably, but not necessarily, in life sciences. The candidate will be experienced with SAS and /or R. The candidate must enjoy being challenged, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. The candidate must also be able to work accurately under pressure with excellent attention to detail. Quantics has formal QA and QC procedures under ISO9001 and GLP guidelines. The ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely to non-statisticians, both orally and in writing is also a requirement.
Working at Quantics
This role at Quantics presents an excellent opportunity. Quantics is a consultancy and so our work varies from month to month according to the needs of our clients. You will have the opportunity to apply a wide range of statistical techniques to problems in diverse areas of life science statistics. Quantics is a small specialist company, and only employs experienced staff. As a result, ideas and problems are shared and the current staff have between them a wealth of knowledge that you will be able to learn from and contribute to. Training to enable you to meet the challenges of the role and maintain CPD will be provided as required.
This permanent post would be based at our offices located in a Georgian townhouse in central Edinburgh. Edinburgh is one of the UK’s most “liveable” cities. It has won the Guardian and Observer Travel Award for the UK’s favourite city for 12 consecutive years. It is compact, most of our staff walk to work, yet large enough to offer all of the amenities of a large city. Each year it is host to the acclaimed Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe Festival, a month long Book Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. From Edinburgh the Scottish Borders and Highlands are easily accessible and offer a wealth of outdoor activities including hill-walking, climbing and mountain biking. Further information about life in Edinburgh can be found athttp://www.edinburgh-inspiringcapital.com/ or http://www.edinburgh.org/.
For further information see our website www.quantics.co.uk. Deadline for applications 8th October 2012.


To apply, please send a CV and a written covering letter to: Dr Ian Yellowlees mailto:ian.yellowlees@quantics.co.uk

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