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GSK Vaccines is a world’s leading company, involved in vaccine research, development and production. We have 16 candidate vaccines in development and our broad portfolio of around 40 vaccines prevent illnesses such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, typhoid, influenza and bacterial meningitis. Globally, we have more than 16.000 people working to deliver vaccines safely, every day, to people in 90% of the world’s countries. In 2014 we distributed around 800 million doses of vaccine, 80% of them to least developed, low and middle income countries.

Job Title : Biostatistician

Requisition ID: WD89661

Position: Full-Time Regular

Functional area: Science and Technology

Location: Wavre, Bangalore

Basic qualifications:

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in Biostatistics or Epidemiology
  • 2-4 years of experience as biostatistician in the Pharmaceutical field

Preferred qualifications:

  • Comprehensive understanding of applied statistical principles and modeling in the design and analysis of clinical trials / epidemiological studies.
  • Experience in statistical or clinical trial methodology research and presentations on statistical methods, clinical trial design, and analysis in either observational studies or randomized studies.
  • Knowledge in epidemiology (for the biostatistician position in epidemiology)
  • Proficiency in SAS (knowledge of other statistical software is an asset)
  • Good skill in written and spoken English
  • Ability to easily communicate with different functions: clinicians, scientists, data managers, scientific writers, commercials, etc. in an international, multi-cultural environment
  • Compliance with internal Standard Operating Procedures and regulatory guidelines
  • Experience in cDISC is an asset

Key Responsibilities:

As biostatistician, you will:

  • participate in the clinical/epidemiological development plan (trial designs, sample sizes, interim analysis, etc.) in collaboration with clinical development managers, safety physicians, clinicians and epidemiologists. In particular, provide statistical, and scientific input into clinical development planning
  • be responsible for the statistical designs of clinical/epidemiological studies, creating statistical sections for study synopses and protocols
  • input in study set up (case report forms, database, randomization)
  • explore new statistical approaches and methodologies through innovative and creative thinking
  • propose and evaluate the performance of statistical methods in order to prepare statistical analysis plans
  • write and execute SAS programs to analyze the data and to report results creating tables and standard listings
  • perform statistical analysis, run simulations and discuss with internal and external experts
  • support scientific writers and clinicians to correctly interpret the statistical results and align them with the clinical report conclusions
  • write the statistical sections of clinical study reports, statistical publications and prepare materials for publications and create statistical text for clinical study communications
  • input in standard processes (review of Standard Operating Procedures, guidelines, definition of new processes needed)

Our Offer:

At GSK we provide a supportive working environment, and a range of development challenges and opportunities. We also offer competitive benefits and compensation packages designed to attract and to retain the very best. GSK is proud to promote an open culture, encouraging people to be themselves and giving their ideas a chance to flourish. GSK is an equal opportunity employer.

The department:

Patient-focused Research and Development (R&D) is the heart of our business. Our R&D department seeks to discover and develop new vaccines, to protect against diseases where vaccines are not yet available and to improve on those vaccines that already exist. Part of our R&D programme targets diseases particularly prevalent in the developing world, including the World Health Organisation’s three priority diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Research into candidate vaccines for other diseases of the developing world, such as dengue are at an earlier stage of development.
When it comes to developing the vaccines of the future, we’re looking for real experts in their respective fields who are interested in working in the stimulating environment of an international healthcare company.
We emphasise the value of teamwork and we look for people ready to share our values of transparency, respect, integrity and patient focus.

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