Careers

PHASTAR are a team of expert statisticians, programmers and data managers, working to develop new medicines. There are a number of reasons you may wish to join the PHASTAR team:

  1. Learn from PHASTAR's internal experts - we have a number of personnel with more than 15 year's experience, and a number of staff with PhDs in specialist areas.
  2. A better way to work: PHASTAR have a unique approach to consulting and data analysis; our approach ensures the highest quality.
  3. A relaxed place to work: PHASTAR encourages a hard working but friendly and sociable office environment.

You should be eligible to work in the UK for UK positions, and eligible to work in the US for US positions. To apply, please send your details to recruitment@phastar.com or phone +44 (0)20 7183 7061

PHASTAR are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Financial Controller - Chiswick, London

This role is ideal for someone who does not have the opportunity to progress in their current role and is looking for the next step in their career

Key Requirements

  • Ensuring the financial accounting system accurately reflects a true and fair financial position
  • Ensuring all ledgers are controlled and maintained to the highest standard, including but not limited to reviewing payroll records and all payments
  • Producing regulatory compliant financial statements (including the annual statutory accounts)
  • Liaising with the company tax advisers to prepare tax files and dealing with quarterly and annual tax returns and another tax related matters
  • Own the process to facilitate timely monthly profit and loss reviews, preparing and publishing timely monthly financial statements, including P&L and balance sheets for each company
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Ownership and management of key balance sheet accounts, including rent/rates, fixed assets, VAT and corporation tax
  • Identification of any new key reporting standards and their impact on the group
  • Creating and reviewing inter- and intra-company invoices and reconciliations, as well as maintaining and improving current systems and controls
  • Producing annual consolidated group financial statements for the group and all subsidiaries

Candidate Requirements

  • Extremely well organised
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude, willing to attempt tasks not previously attempted
  • High attention to detail and an ability to remember task-related details
  • A good level of written & spoken English
  • Qualified Accountant or equivalent experience
  • Degree in Accounting

Principal Statistician

Based in either RTP (NC, US), London, Macclesfield, Kent, Glasgow (UK) or Newcastle (Australia)

Key Requirements

  • Ability to lead a team of statisticians and programmers to manipulate, summarise and analyse clinical trial data using a variety of statistical methods, ultimately delivering clinical trial results to an agreed timeline with optimal quality
  • Project management responsibilities, including allocating staff, predicting and planning resources
  • Preparation and review of study documentation e.g. protocols and statistical analysis plans
  • Ability to advise, mentor and teach both internal and external statisticians with regards to statistical and data analysis methods
  • Function as a study expert across a number of studies, helping to clarify details on analysis methods for the internal PHASTAR team
  • Responsible for ensuring the team meets the highest quality standards, and follows the principles detailed in PHASTAR's internal procedures
  • Maintaining a positive and engaging client relationship with regards to statistical issues

Candidate Requirements

 
  • PhD or MSc in Biostatistics or related discipline
  • Experience working within a clinical trials environment (Pharma, CRO or academic)
  • Previous experience performing statistical analysis using SAS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with a broad range of people across different functions

Programming Manager - London

As demand for our services increase, we are looking to continue with expansion of our team and are recruiting for a Programming Manager to join us.

The role would suit either an experienced Programming Manager or someone looking to tranisition into the position.

Key Requirements

  • Project management responsibilities, including allocating staff, predicting and planning resources
  • Responsible for ensuring the team meets the highest quality standards, and follows the principles detailed in PHASTAR's internal procedures
  • Helping to recruit, grow and develop employees by interviewing potential candidates and mentoring members of the PHASTAR statistical and programming teams
  • Line manager for a team of programmers
  • Encourage and lead programming research, with a view to producing conference presentations and posters
  • Function as a programming expert across a number of studies

Candidate Requirements

  • Educated to degree level or above
  • Experience of working within the pharmaceutical industry and ability to use SAS proficiently
  • Knowledge of CDISC
  • Excellent knowledge of clinical data management techniques
  • Ability to work office based in Chiswick with occasional travel to other offices
  • Ability to work in the UK without any sponsorship

Technical Programming Lead (London, Macclesfield, Glasgow)

This role is ideal for someone who is keen on focusing on the development of macros and tools within a programming team and making processes more efficient.

Key Requirements

  • Work within a team environment and develop programming procedures to improve team efficiencies
  • Maintain and develop new tools within SAS to improve the department function
  • Advise on internal, client and CDISC data standards
  • Responsible for ensuring the team meets the highest quality standards
  • Function as programming expert within the team
  • Maintaining a positive and engaging client relationship with regards to programming issues

Candidate Requirements

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent within a relevant discipline
  • Experience working within a clinical trials environment (Pharma, CRO or academic)
  • Extensive experience performing statistical analysis using SAS
  • Experience of developing macros and tools to improve efficiency
  • Oncology therapy area experience is desired but not essential for the role
  • Good CDISC knowledge within SDTM and ADaM
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Senior Statistician

Based in either RTP (NC, US), London, Macclesfield, Kent, Glasgow (UK) or Newcastle (Australia)

Key Requirements

  • Manipulate, summarise and analyse clinical trial data using a variety of statistical methods
  • Function as statistical support across a number of studies
  • Preparation of study protocols and development of statistical analysis plans
  • Ability to communicate Statistical issues across multi-disciplinary team
  • Supervise work of less experienced Statisticians
  • Being a client contact for the Biostatistics team

Candidate Requirements

  • PhD or MSc in Biostatistics or related discipline
  • Experience working within a clinical trials environment (Pharma, CRO or academia)
  • Previous experience working with SAS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Familiarity with GCP and ICH guidelines

Principal Statistical Programmer  

Based in either RTP (NC, US), London, Macclesfield, Kent, Glasgow (UK) or Newcastle (Australia)

Key Requirements

  • Responsibility for overall project delivery, including clinical trial reports and other regulatory submission deliverables
  • Project management responsibilities, including allocating staff, predicting and planning resources
  • Act as a study expert for a number of studies, with an ability to clarify details on analysis methods for the internal PHASTAR team
  • Advise on internal, client and CDISC data standards
  • Responsible for ensuring the team meets the highest quality standards, and follows the principles detailed in PHASTAR's internal procedures
  • Function as a programming expert across a number of studies
  • Maintaining a positive and engaging client relationship with regards to statistical and/or programming issues
  • Report on study progress to the PHASTAR management team

Candidate Requirements

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent within a relevant discipline.
  • Experience working within a clinical trials environment (Pharma, CRO or academic)
  • Previous experience performing statistical analysis using SAS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Senior Statistical Programmer 

Based in either RTP (NC, US), London, Macclesfield, Kent, Glasgow (UK) or Newcastle (Australia)

Key Requirements

  • Manipulation of data to produce analysis datasets, including SDTM and AdaM datasets
  • Production and review of Tables, Figures and Listings (TFLs) according to statistical analysis plans
  • Creation and review of programming specifications, and if required annotation of case report forms (CRF) to CDISC standards
  • Feeding back data errors to client data management teams
  • Attendance to regular client meetings to provide updates on projects and timelines
  • Assist internal management team in assessing resourcing needs for successful completion of assigned projects
  • Working towards industry (CDISC) and client standards

Candidate Requirements:

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in Mathematics, Science or IT related discipline
  • Previous experience working within a clinical trials environment (Pharma or CRO)
  • Previous experience working with SAS
  • CDISC experience, specifically SDTM and AdaM is highly desired but not essential
  • Previous experience in leading teams highly beneficial but not essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

For all the above positions, we can offer:

  • Advancement of your career in an intellectually-stimulating, dynamic, supportive environment
    Variety of projects in statistical consultancy and clinical trial reporting (range of therapeutic areas and phases)
  • Excellent remuneration (competitive salary, pension, healthcare, conferences and courses etc)

You should be eligible to work in the UK for UK positions, and eligible to work in the US for US positions. To apply, please send your details to recruitment@phastar.com or phone +44 (0)20 7183 7061