Data Analytics Specialist

United Kingdom, Hertfordshire, Welwyn

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As a Data Analytics Specialist you will work with clinical trial data to support Pharma Development, helping to generate new evidence and insights on medicines in support of R&D.  You will work with peers across the organization including biostatisticians and scientists using patient level clinical data combined with digital sensor data to answer scientific questions.  You will be responsible for finding and applying new methods for interrogation, visualization, and analysis of our data in collaboration with the study teams, therefore a collaborative and entrepreneurial mindset is critical.


Required Education and Experience:


  • Advanced degree in statistics, computer science, mathematics, or the biological sciences

  • Hands on experience with R and/or python programming experience preferably in support of clinical trial analysis

  • Experience of applying statistical and/or machine learning methodologies to scientific data


Responsibilities Include:

  • Distilling broad scientific questions into actionable analytics on neuroscience projects

  • Selecting fit for purpose visualizations and methodologies across and within clinical studies, potentially aggregating disparate data sources

  • Using statistical methodologies, machine learning, and interactive data visualization to explore and to analyze data and to communicate findings

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Has a good foundation in computer science and has strong knowledge in computational statistics including statistical learning

  • Has experience handling and analyzing streaming data from digital devices

  • Is familiar with established interactive data visualization packages such as Shiny, plotly, etc.

  • Has experience building packages in R

  • Has passion for reproducible and reusable analysis by, for example, packaging modular code, using version control, or using containerized computing environments

  • Is comfortable being an advocate and resource for analytic or development best practices

  • Is familiar with the regulatory framework and guidelines for pharma products  

  • Is able to communicate with colleagues possessing varying technical backgrounds and can negotiate effectively

  • Has good knowledge of English in a business environment