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Biostatistician, Associate Principal Scientist

Prague, Czechia; Boxmeer, Netherlands

Job Description

Our company is a leading global pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people around the world. With a rich history spanning more than a century, our company focuses on discovering, developing, and delivering innovative products spanning both the human and animal health domains. Committed to scientific excellence, our company invests heavily in research and development to advance medical science and provide effective solutions for patients. Through collaboration, innovation, and a patient-centric approach, our company strives to make a meaningful impact on global healthcare by providing high-quality, safe, and accessible treatments.

Based in the Global Animal Health Manufacturing, the Manufacturing Data Science team is looking for a Biostatistician to join our team. The team plays a critical role making data-informed manufacturing decisions spanning all key areas within manufacturing e.g., quality control, maintenance, yield optimization, regulatory filing for new products, and deviation management etc.

As a Biostatistician in the Manufacturing Data Science team, you will perform the following activities:

  • Independently produce data and statistical reports submitted to the regulatory agencies
  • Perform data quality evaluation and statistical analysis
  • Support design of experiments and interpretation of experimental data
  • Support data science investigations/projects within the manufacturing space
  • Upskilling team members and colleagues from Manufacturing on statistical thinking

How we see an ideal candidate:

  • MS or higher, with > 7 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical or Manufacturing Space
  • Education background in Mathematics, Statistics, or another related field with a strong emphasis on statistics
  • Thorough understanding of data and analysis requirements for regulatory filings in the manufacturing space
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistical techniques such as Design of Experiments (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), regression analysis, general linear models, and multivariate methods.
  • Track record of applying statistical techniques such as Design of Experiments (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC) in process and analytical domains
  • Proficiency in either R (preferred) or Python
  • Candidates proficient in another statistical computing language ( SAS / Stata / JMP ) with a willingness to learn R will also be considered
  • Ability to communicate statistical concepts and analyses to non-statisticians
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Effective time management and stake-holder management skills
  • Working with multiple collaboration DevOps tool such as JIRA , Git and Confluence is a plus
  • Well versed with Agile ways of working

What we offer:

  • Exciting work in a great team, global projects, international environment
  • Opportunity to learn and grow professionally within the company globally
  • Hybrid working model, flexible role pattern (e.g., even 80% full-time is possible in justified cases)
  • Pension and health insurance contributions
  • Internal reward system plus referral programme
  • 5 weeks annual leave, 5 sick days, 15 days of certified sick leave paid above statutory requirements annually, 40 paid hours annually for volunteering activities, 12 weeks of parental contribution
  • Cafeteria for tax free benefits according to your choice (meal vouchers, Lítačka, sport, culture, health, travel, etc.), Multisport Card
  • Vodafone, Raiffeisen Bank, Foodora, and discount programmes
  • Up-to-date laptop and iPhone
  • Parking in the garage, showers, refreshments, massage chairs, library, music corner
  • Competitive salary, incentive pay, and many more

Ready to take up the challenge? Apply now!
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Data Modeling, Data Science, Project Management, Stakeholder Relationship Management, Statistical Analysis Techniques, Statistical Process Control (SPC)

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Requisition ID: R285394

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