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Statistical Science Lead


General Information

Job Advert Title
Statistical Science Lead
Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom
Function/Business Area
Data & Analytics
Statistical & RWD Science
Employment Class


Statistical Science Lead

About Astellas:

At Astellas we offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others.

Our expertise, science and technology make us a Life Sciences company, our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society.

Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners.

Our global vision for Patient Centricity is to support the development of innovative health solutions through a deep understanding of the patient experience. At Astellas, Patient Centricity isn’t a buzzword, it’s a guiding principle for action. We believe all staff have a role to play in creating a patient-centric culture and integrating an awareness of the patient into our everyday working practices, regardless of our role, team, or division.

Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity.

We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership. Our aspiration is to bring the best minds together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About this role:

We have an exciting opportunity for Statistical Science Lead to join our new hub Data Science team in the UK to work within our established Data Science division on a global scale alongside over 200 team members internationally.

This is an exciting time to join Astellas as we expand our global team. As an organisation that aims to stand on the forefront of healthcare change, we are looking for self-motivated individuals to join us, could this be you?

Hybrid Working

At Astellas we recognize the importance of balancing your work and home life, so we offer a hybrid working solution allowing time to connect with colleagues in person at the office alongside the flexibility to work from home; optimizing the most productive work environment for you to succeed and deliver.

Key Activities for this role:

  • In this role you will be responsible for multiple projects, providing leadership and advising project teams and statistical leads by challenging statistical design, analysis, and decision-making issues.
  • You will challenge, assess, and discuss the asset strategy, supports interactions with regulatory authorities and key opinion leaders, and will be accountable for the statistical soundness of all statistical input and deliverables for the assigned projects.
  • Ability to work independently to achieve results with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Working as part of cross-functional, global teams

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Substantial experience in applying statistical methods in biomedical research, Pharma, CRO, Academia or Healthcare industry.
  • Able to demonstrate experience in working on global clinical studies and projects or global process and system initiatives.
  • Strong understanding of Real-World Evidence, omics, digital endpoints, drug development and commercialization.
  • Experience within SAS, including data manipulation and analysis of a wide array of data sources/types. In addition, working knowledge of R is preferred.
  • Coaches and supports statistical leads in providing best in class data science support to Astellas drug development programs.
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with the other Data Science functions on global scale.
  • Ability to work independently to achieve results with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.


  • PhD or M.S in Biostatistics, Statistics, or related scientific field.

Additional information:

  • The is a permanent full-time position based in the UK.
  • We offer a hybrid working pattern, requiring one day per quarter in the office (Addlestone), blended with a collaborative video environment that supports working from home.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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