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Expert Biostatistician

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Expert Biostatistician
* Requisition ID: WD158182
* Position: Full-Time Regular
* Open date: Mar 11, 2018 10:59 PM
* Functional area: Science and Technology
* Location:
Rixensart, Rixensart
* Required degrees: Not Indicated

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Your Responsibilities:
This position is opened in Belgium but can be located either in Rixensart, Belgium or Marburg, Germany.

Job Purpose:
Deliver scientific excellence in statistical expertise to non-clinical vaccine development ensuring decision-making takes place within the parameters set by logical and quantitative scientific inference.
Ensure that appropriate and efficient study designs are used in alignment with project objectives.
Expert deeply involved in the continuous development of the statistical expertise and improvement of the quality and compliance of the support given by the team.

Coordinate transversely within the team, the statistical planning of different deliverables expected from Non-Clinical R&D Statistics in alignment with the project development plan

Key Responsibilities:

* Provide solutions for project portfolio's
* Deliver statistical expertise to support, conduct, analyse and interpret outcomes from complex experimental studies and problems.
* Provide input to risk/benefit, to enhance decision making.
* Propose and implement changes in process, statistical methods/policies within the team and on business partners as required.
* Adapt, devise and implement novel statistical approaches when they add value and insight. Keep abreast of new developments.
* Provide statistical training for statisticians and non-statistician.

Problem Solving & Innovation:
* Creates value by functioning in partnership with the business R&D to deliver fit for purpose approaches, enabling strategic decision making for process and disseminating right statistical approaches to ensure deliverables of GSK project portfolio.
* Links information relevant to a specific issue with information from the wider organisation and the external environment to develop innovative solutions.
* Actively contributes to create solutions and improvements beyond own area of activity, transversely within Non-Clinical R&D Statistics and with the business partners.
* Seeks information from the internal and external environment to understand the wider business, scientific and/or commercial context.
* Establish/implement solution for standardization within the team and at business partner level.

Nature of interaction:
* Within and outside his team:
* Acts as a facilitator and mentor
* Develops an environment of mutual confidence and co-operation among the team and with the business partners.
* Builds an environment that supports co-operation and cohesiveness among the work team
* Listens to team members; trusts them and responds to their requests for help
* Seeks opportunities to help and develop people, within the team and beyond, with their technical problems or in performance improvement

Multi-cultural responsibilities:
* Interactions with other departments within GSK vaccines (CEG,TRD, GIO, RA, QA) and GSK Pharma.
* Interactions with business teams at Germany, RDC Italy, RDC Belgium, RDC US, India, Netherlands.
* Interactions with external international partners, regulatory agencies, academic collaborators as required by the business.
* Function within a multisite group having team members in DE, BE, IT and US.

* Contributes and give his/her expert input on decisions that concern a variety of matters within own area thereby taking into account potential consequences on other areas of the business/division.
* Ensure that scientific questions for research objectives are defined clearly and that data collection, statistical methods and analyses are optimally designed to provide statistical evidence to answer those questions.
* Provide insight on the risk associate to decision
* Defend statistical strategy in front of authorities.

This position is opened in Belgium but can be located either in Rixensart, Belgium or Marburg, Germany.

Why You?Basic qualifications:
* Engineering, MSc, PhD Sc, or equivalent, (area of specialization: Mathematics, statistics or biostatistics)
* At least a Master Degree in biostatistics with at least 5 year's experience within the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent experience.
* Good oral and written communication in English including ability to explain difficult issues and situations clearly and ensures meaning is understood.

Preferred qualifications:
* University level: PhD, MS or Diploma in Statistics, Mathematics or equivalent (area of specialization: Non-Clinical Statistics/ Industrial Statistics).
* Ability to work in multidisciplinary team (task forces, working groups, team projects, some being remotely located).
* Leadership capabilities within and outside the group, give guidance to non- statisticians, provide feedback, engage.
* Has experience with responsibility in different projects teams, working groups, internal and externally.

Why GSK?:
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.

Our Company:
GSK is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies - is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

GSK Vaccines is one of the world's leading vaccine companies, with a comprehensive portfolio of 39 vaccines for infants, adolescents and adults and 15 more in development. We have more than 16,000 people working worldwide to deliver nearly 2 (1.9) million vaccines every day to people in around 90% (172) of the world's countries.
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