Meet Melanie Poulin-Costello

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Tell us a bit about yourself. 

I’m a statistician by training and have worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a long time and love what I do. I’m passionate about helping my colleagues understand statistics and how to use them wisely.  I paint and draw in my spare time to relax.   My idea of a good weekend involves family, nature and a few good, homemade meals.

What is your current position at Roche Canada?

Biostatistics Oncology Manager and Site Head of Mississauga Biostatistics

How is your job connected to “doing now what patients need next”?

Working in drug development, a biostatistician is involved in the process of determining if a drug provides benefit to patients.  Biostatisticians have a seat at the table in designing clinical trials and assisting in the objective, statistical interpretation of results.  When the drug is safe and efficacious, my work directly benefits patients.

What would you advise job seekers who want to join us?

I’d recommend Roche as a place to work because our work has an impact on patients. If you are looking for an employer who expects you to keep learning and challenging yourself, this might be the place for you.  Roche is a fun, ethical place to work where you continue to learn and develop.

What can you tell us about the current job openings in your department?

The Biostatistics team in Mississauga is expanding. Roche has an exciting pipeline, and our biostatisticians are strategic partners in developing that pipeline.  We are seeking biostatisticians with strong skills who are interested in the innovative advances of drug development and wanting to be part of a dynamic, hardworking team.

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