Careers

PHASTAR are a team of expert statisticians, programmers and medical writers, 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 years’ 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  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or phone +44 (0)20 7183 7061

PHASTAR are currently recruiting for the following positions:

 

Talent Acquisition Specialist

London

Full time office based

We are continuing to expand and are looking for an experienced recruiter to join our talent acquisition team. This position would be good for someone looking to move into an internal recruitment role or someone looking for a new challenge.

Job Description

  • Advertising and promoting job vacancies for the company
  • Resourcing and headhunting candidates
  • Screening and shortlisting candidates for positions
  • Conducting interviews on the telephone and in person
  • Involvement in recruitment of the graduate recruitment scheme
  • Update internal database

Candidate Requirements

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Previous experience of working within recruitment in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven ability and record of placements within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and social media
  • Ability to keep a high level of confidentiality

 

Trainee/Graduate SAS Programmer - Macclesfield

PHASTAR are expanding our team and are looking for people who would like to train and develop with us. We are looking to invest in those who have a genuine interest in computing, would like to be involved in making a difference in the development of new treatments and to have a career within the pharmaceutical industry.

PHASTAR work within the pharmaceutical industry and use SAS (www.sas.com) on a daily basis. We are looking for individuals to train as SAS Programmers.

You will receive thorough training for a number of weeks and then dedicated mentoring to help you become a proficient SAS programmer. After training, you will begin to work on our projects with our clients and begin to make a difference in the development of drugs within the pharmaceutical industry.

By the end of the training you will be able to:

  • Analyse and report data from clinical trials
  • Produce Tables, Figures and Listings that would become part of a clinical report
  • Manipulate data using dataset programming
  • Understand industry standards (eg SDTM and ADaM)To direct and manage a number of projects to ensure that deliverables are met, ultimately delivering clinical trial projects to agreed timelines with optimal quality

Candidate Requirements

  • Educated to degree level within a computing, science or mathematic subject
  • Exceptional and highly motivated candidates with a HND or A-levels within the subjects above will also be considered
  • Genuine interest in computers, programming and working within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • A Clear thinker with a logical approach
  • Hard-working with a positive attitude
  • Aptitude for learning and developing your skill set
  • Ability to work in the UK on a full time basis without any restrictions
  • The role is office based in Macclesfield

The starting salary for this position is competitive and you will be eligible for company benefits once probation is passed.

  

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

 

Graduate Statistician – Office based in either London or Macclesfield

We have multiple openings available within our specialist graduate programme designed for statisticians new to the pharmaceutical industry

Key Requirements

  • Manipulate, summarise and analyse clinical trial data using a variety of statistical methods
  • Develop SAS programming skills in order to deliver high quality study results for clinical research
  • Function as statistical support across a number of studies in different phase and therapy areas
  • Develop SAS programs to produce datasets according to agreed industry or client standards
  • Assist in the development of Statistical Analysis Plans
  • Work with other statisticians and programmers internally

Candidate Requirements

  • PhD or MSc in Statistics or related discipline
  • Previous experience of using statistical packages such as R or STATA
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English
  • Enthusiastic about learning
  • Ambitious and a strong team player

 

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  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or phone +44 (0)20 7183 7061