Apprentice Statistician

  • Parexel
  • Sheffield, UK
  • 21/12/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Statistics Biostatistics

Job Description

As a Biostatistician at Parexel you’ll work on a variety of projects, while collaborating with our global team of experts. You’ll be able to develop your statistical skills, gain exposure to multiple therapeutic areas, become involved in business development activities, and have the opportunity to grow and develop your career within a flexible working environment. You’ll also contribute to research design and analytical strategies, provide input into protocols, and develop and review statistical analysis plans.

  • Full Time
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  • Analytical
  • Communicator
  • Leadership
  • Efficient
  • Tech-Savvy
  • Personable


  • Career Development

    Opportunity to learn and grow through a performance and development goal-setting program.

  • Balance

    We value work-life balance. We try and keep regular hours and a flexible working enviroment.

  • Open communication

    Work with industry leaders and subject matter experts.

  • Freedom

    The ability to innovate, ask “what if” and try new solutions without fear of failure.

  • Systems

    Utilize Parexel’s industry leading clinical systems and solutions

  • Mentoring program

    Strong mentors with depths of experience working for global health authorities.

The Apprentice Biostatistician works under the supervision of an experienced biostatistician to assist in the production of statistical reports and the programming of tables, listings and figures. The Apprentice Biostatistician splits their time between working for Parexel and performing studies with a university to obtain a MSc in Statistics over a period of three years.

Key Accountabilities:
Operational Execution

  • Produce tables, figures and data listings using efficient programming techniques
  • Perform statistical analyses under close supervision
  • Assist in the production of statistical reports and statistical sections of integrated clinical rep
  • Check own work in an ongoing manner to ensure first-time quality
  • Communicate process improvement ideas within the department
  • Travel to, attend and actively contribute to all kind of client meetings as appropriate (eg presenting and discussing study results accompanying the Biostatistics Lead)

General Activities

  • Additional responsibilities as defined by supervisor/manager



  • Good analytical skills
  • Professional attitude
  • Attention to detail

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Competent in written and oral English in addition to local language
  • The knowledge of pharmacokinetic data is an advantage


  • B.Sc. in Mathematics, Statistics or related discipline entry level, relevant work experience in statistical analysis.