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From: Gerarda Darlington <gdarling@uoguelph.ca>
Subject: [d-ssc] Statistical programmer position
Date: December 9, 2014 at 11:07:34 AM PST

Job Specification

Job Title
Statistical programmer
Summary
Graduate in statistics, mathematics or equivalent required for a statistical consultancy business (life sciences). This post will be primarily concerned with specialist statistical software development.
Details
We are looking for a graduate with a strong mathematical background and interest in statistics to join a consultancy business based in central Edinburgh. Working under the direction of an experienced statistician the job holder will be required to assist with the development of specialist statistical software.
Requirements
·       Degree in mathematics, statistics, or equivalent
·       Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
·       Experience in R or C++ (other languages considered)
·       Ability to work independently (under supervision)
·       Ability to recognise when to ask for help
·       Preferably some experience or training in software development (agile programming)
Responsibilities
·       Assist senior statisticians with planned software development
o   Statistical methodology programming, including complex statistical functions e.g. survival analysis and robust regression.
o   Designing and implementing testing regimes
Additional Information
Quantics Biostatistics was established in 2002. We have five experienced statisticians and are looking for graduates to support the development of specialist statistical software for commercial sale.
We work with clients across the UK and internationally to provide statistical consultancy in the life sciences. We also design and build specialist statistical software. In addition to gaining experience of specialist software development, this role will provide the job holder with broad experience of biostatistical methods. There may be opportunities to develop skills in C++ and SAS, and R, depending on project requirements. In addition the job holder will learn about working in accordance with regulatory guidelines such as GLP, GCP, GMP, GAMP 5 and ISO9001. (Quantics is the only UK statistical consultancy with GLP and ISO9001 quality accreditation.)
Office based, full time 37.5 hour week, 40 days holiday (including statutory days), pension plus other benefits. The post is for 6 months in the first instance but may be renewed. Salary up to £35k depending on qualification and experience.
To apply, please send CV and covering letter by January 12, 2015 to: Lisa.Doonan@quantics.co.uk  who can also be contacted for further information or to arrange an informal discussion.
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