Principal Statistician

Troy - Michigan - United States - Life Sciences & Health Care - Pharmaceutical - Research & Development - Academic Master +

The company prides itself as a leader in global
healthcare. As a global company with strong presence in 60 countries, they are
the leading pharmaceutical company with the highest-produced generics
worldwide, producing about 120 billion tablets and capsules in 2017. The company also develops, produces and markets affordable, high quality drugs, consisting of generic, innovative or specialty
pharmaceuticals, as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients.

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Diana Grodowski, Account manager

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About this role

  • Provide statistical programming support for assigned projects, focusing on real world data analyses from large databases (e.g., Electronic Health Records, medical claims, registries etc.).
  • Efficiently manipulate large databases including complex data preprocessing, filtering and manipulation using SAS.
  • Develop and implement efficient SAS programs and reusable macros as relevant for big data solutions and in particular RWE studies.
  • Assist in development of detailed protocols and SAP according to study objectives. Create table and dataset specifications, in collaboration with statisticians and study leads.
  • Prepare appropriate datasets by defining patient or disease cohorts, establishing study samples, and structuring data according to research objectives and study design.
  • Perform statistical analysis, generate analytic reports, tables, graphics, and slides, and communicate project findings to cross functional teams, or stakeholders.
  • In addition to hands-on SAS programming, leverage available web-based RWE analytical tools.
  • Provide technical expertise to implement programming and methodology for complex RWE studies.
  • Develop and implement rigorous QC processes and programming templates to ensure quality of data and analyses.
  • Assist in creation and implementation of validation activities for RWE studies following departmental SOPs.
  • Ensure quality and timely deliverables for all assigned studies/projects.
  • Interface with the IT department to maintain and develop computing capacity and analytic tools for RWE studies.
  • Collaborate effectively in a matrix and cross-functional environment with programmers, statisticians, epidemiologists, outcomes research scientists and other stakeholders across global R&D such as Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), Clinical Development, Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Ensure professional development to enhance knowledge, skills, communication, scientific methodology, operational efficiency, and compliance with policies, regulations, and corporate standards and processes.

About you

  • MSc or PhD in Statistics or equivalent in Life Sciences
  • 5+ years of experience in a biomedical context
  • solid experience in utilizing Truven/Marketscan data for HEOR and safety studies
  • Experience in a supervisory role and stakeholder management in RWE research

What we offer

Why work with Brunel? We are proud to offer exciting career opportunities from over 100 offices globally in 42 countries. Advancing your career takes time and effort – let us match you to your ideal position.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.


  • Vacancy number: PUB216852
  • Location: Troy
  • Market: Life Sciences & Health Care
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Pharmaceutical
  • Education level: Academic Master +
  • Area of Expertise: Research & Development
  • Closing date: Sunday, July 28, 2019
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Diana Grodowski

Account manager Brunel Canada Toronto

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