ISD Scotland | Information Services Division HESA - Higher Education Statistics Agency - Home Statistician - ABPI Careers So, what do you do? I work as a statistician within the pharmaceutical industry. Within the company I work on later stage trials, such as post-marketing and label extension studies. Working in this department has meant that I have gained experience in both clinical trials and non-interventional studies. How has your career developed since you entered the industry? Since entering the industry nearly a year ago I have certainly learnt a lot of new things which have enabled me to feel more capable in my job role. Why did you decide on a career in the pharmaceutical industry? Having left university with a degree in maths I was unsure of what career path to take and so I enrolled in a Masters in medical statistics. When did you make this decision? What qualifications and experience did you have when you entered the industry? I have a BSc in Mathematics from Nottingham University and an MSc in Medical Statistics from the University of Leicester What does your typical day involve?
Senior statistician - ABPI Careers So, what do you do? I’m a Senior Statistician within the pharmaceutical industry, working for a contract research organisation. I’m part of a small department of statisticians who provide statistical services for early phase clinical trials. We work with many different clients from big pharmaceutical companies to small biotech/academic clients. How has your career developed since you entered the industry? I started out as a Graduate Statistician in a big pharmaceutical company and have worked at several companies since then. Why did you decide on a career in the pharmaceutical industry? I had the opportunity to do a year working in industry as part of my undergraduate degree and my placement was in a biotech company working in their Statistics and Programming department. What qualifications and experience did you have when you entered the industry? Do you think additional qualifications or experience would be an advantage for someone entering the industry now?
Biostatistics Manager - ABPI Careers So, what do you do? I am currently the Manager of the Biostatistics team within the Biostatistics and Programming (B&P) department at a contract research organisation. I am responsible for a team of Biostatisticians who are involved in the production of clinical trial reports and the provision of statistical services. How has your career developed since you entered the industry? I started my career as an Associate Biostatistician. Why did you decide on a career in the pharmaceutical industry? I can’t honestly say that I did actively decide on a career in the pharmaceutical industry. What qualifications and experience did you have when you entered the industry? When I entered the industry I was armed with my BSc in Mathematics from Sheffield University. Do you think additional qualifications or experience would be an advantage for someone entering the industry now? I studied for my MSc whist working, although not all roles within the pharmaceutical industry will have this as an option.
Statistician: Job description Statisticians are concerned with the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of quantitative information. They work in a range of sectors including: health; education; government; finance; the environment; forensics; transportation; sport; market research. Statisticians design and manage experiments and surveys, and deal with the initial collection of data. They process and analyse the data in context, looking for patterns to help make decisions. Statisticians often work in teams, usually including professionals from other disciplines. Typical work activities Statisticians interpret data and communicate results to their clients, often with the aid of mathematical techniques and software. General tasks may include: Depending on your area of work you may be involved in:
Data analyst-statistician Job Information Page Content Data analyst-statistician Hours40 per weekStarting salary£20,000 + per year As a data analyst, you would collect numerical information and present results. Usually this would be in the form of graphs and charts. To do this job you are going to need to have good IT skills. For most jobs you will need a degree in statistics, mathematics or another subject involving working with numbers. WorkDesc Work activities Your work as a statistician could be used in a number of areas, including: local and national governmentmarket research (public sector or government)business, finance and insuranceNHS managementcrime analysis and forensicseducation. In the public sector you could work for government agencies, research councils and universities. In other industries or sectors, you might be involved in: HoursDesc Working hours and conditions Your work would normally be office-based but might involve travelling to other locations to collect data. IncomeDesc Income EntryRequirementsDesc Civil Service
Office for National Statistics (ONS) Output in the Construction Industry, November 2015 In November 2015, output in the construction industry was estimated to have decreased by 0.5% compared with October 2015. All new work was the largest contributor to the fall, decreasing by 0.7%, with repair and maintenance (R&M) falling 0.2%. Index of Production, November 2015 Production output increased by 0.9% in November 2015 compared with November 2014. ONS Beta website available The ONS have been developing a new website to replace the current version. UK Trade, November 2015 The UK’s deficit on seasonally adjusted trade in goods and services was £3.2 billion in November 2015. Quarterly National Accounts, Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2015 UK gross domestic product in volume terms was estimated to have increased by 0.4% in Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2015; revised from the previously published estimate of 0.5%. Balance of Payments, Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2015
Research and development Page Content Pharmaceutical statisticians are closely involved with all stages of drug production. The Pharmaceutical industry is continually trying to develop new medications for conditions that currently have no known cure. The industry also seeks to improve existing medications to provide safer or more effective therapies. All of this research and development work involves carefully designed experiments and clinical trials. Statisticians (and statistical programmers) in the pharmaceutical industry are certainly not just "number crunchers"; instead, they are key players in all areas of drug development, from initial research and development right through to manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. Pharmaceutical statisticians carry out a wide range of activities. The statistician then has primary responsibility for the analysis of the collected data which they have to do throughout all stages of a drug's development.
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