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PHASTAR is a multiple award-winning, top 10, data focused CRO specialising in providing statistics, programming, data management and data science and is the UK’s largest specialist biometrics CRO. Set up in 2007, PHASTAR has fast become the biometrics CRO of choice for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies worldwide, owing to our reputation for quality; our technically expert and dynamic employees; and our focus on getting it right first time, every time.

With offices across the UK, US, Germany, Kenya, Australia, Japan, China and India, PHASTAR is a global CRO that is continuing to grow. In 2019, PHASTAR won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, following our impressive growth from a one-person operation to a global CRO within a decade.

Our unique approach to data analysis, “The PHASTAR Discipline”, has led us to build a reputation for outstanding quality. With this as our core focus, we are looking for exceptional graduates with a passion for statistics and a desire to help save lives through the development of next-generation medicines, to join PHASTAR’s graduate scheme.

Graduate Statistical Programmer

in US - Any office or home-based
Start date: As soon as possible
Role and responsibilities


PHASTAR’s graduate scheme has been successfully running for the past eight years. We offer comprehensive, tailor-made training that will equip you with the industry knowledge, technical and soft skills you will need as you begin your rewarding career as a statistical programmer within clinical research.

The scheme begins with a six-week intense SAS training course, where you’ll learn fundamental programming techniques and clinical trial reporting requirements from our expert trainer. This is followed by our unique internal mentorship programme, where you will receive individual support and encouragement as you continue to learn and develop beyond the initial graduate scheme.

As a Graduate Statistical Programmer, you will:

  • Develop SAS programming skills in order to deliver high quality study results for clinical research
  • Manipulate, summarise and analyse clinical trial data using a variety of methods
  • Develop SAS programs to produce datasets according to agreed industry or client standards
  • Function as programming support for studies across a variety of phases and therapeutic areas
  • BSc or MSc in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Programming or related discipline
  • Previous experience using programming languages (not essential)
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, ambitious and a strong team player

PHASTAR is a company where hard work and fun coincide! You will have the opportunity to develop your career within a dynamic, challenging and intellectually stimulating environment, learning from industry-leading colleagues with specialist PhDs and statistical expertise, all within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where fun is encouraged and renowned social events are organised throughout the year.

  • Six-week training course
  • Structured training and development throughout your career at PHASTAR
  • Continuous learning
  • Opportunity to attend conferences and courses
  • Excellent benefits package (competitive salary, pension, healthcare, life assurance)
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