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Statistical Scientist - Center for Statistics in Drug Development

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Statistical Scientist - Center for Statistics in Drug Development

Home-Based: UK/Europe

Decision Sciences

IQVIA’s Center for Statistics in Drug Development (CSDD) group is hiring!

This is a boutique expert statistical consulting group advising on exciting opportunities within IQVIA’s Core Services Research and Development Business unit.

Apart of the larger Biostatistics Team, this statistical research team is unique in its emphasis to develop optimal strategies to best navigate the complexities of clinical development, support building innovative and optimized trial designs, and facilitate decision-making throughout clinical development.

Our biostatisticians support endpoint selection, sample size estimation and re-estimation, simulations, advise on state-of-the art design approaches and analysis methods, and assist with data displays and interpretations of data analysis results, based on machine learning or other complex data analyses. Our experienced biostatisticians serve as statistical consultants, both internally and externally, provide statistical thought leadership, and advise on advanced statistical methods.

Their early engagement aims to identify gaps in the drug development strategy and in proposed study designs — at the time of synopsis writing.

The CSDD group’s expertise in design types include biosimilars, adaptive designs, seamless designs, dose-response designs, master protocols, Bayesian methods and analyses.

This group engages in publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals, refereeing and editorial work, and presenting talks at scientific conferences and at internal and external webinars.

Job Overview:

As a Statistical Scientist, you will serve in a statistical consultancy role, providing support to both internal and external clients.

Each member of the team is expected to specialize in at least one area of statistical leadership and serve as subject matter expert but is also expected to consult in a broader capacity, depending on the consulting needs. You may also be a member of data monitoring committees, either as blinded or unblinded statistician.

Our remit is clinical trial and program design and advanced data analyses or analytics and provide consulting in advanced statistical analyses.

Team members will help write protocol synopses for clients as part of a team which includes medical, regulatory, pharmacokinetic, and operational experts.

Occasionally we may contribute to full protocols.

Trial designs of particular interest include biosimilars, adaptive designs, master protocols, Bayesian analyses, and related statistical methods.

Thought leadership is also expected from team members, which includes publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals, refereeing and editorial work, presenting talks at scientific conferences, and participating in our by-invitation-only webinars.


  • PhD or MSc degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, or related field, along with 7 + years’ experience within the life-science industry, PhD preferred.  

  • Strong knowledge of complex or advanced statistical methods and good expertise in implementing and applying them in clinical trials

  • Must have experience with clinical trial design, adaptive design strongly preferred

  • Must have solid work experience in regulatory health authorities’ environment (FDA, EMEA,…) and with compliance within the pharmaceutical and CRO space.

  • Strong working knowledge of SAS or R and CDISC SDTM and ADaM

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects, ability to excel at communicating and explaining statistical concepts


Embrace your curiosity and grow your career in an exciting environment where development is a priority.

Think boldly and disrupt conventional thinking.

Enjoy what you do.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

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