Next Steps: How to become a Statistician or Statistical Programmer

There is not just one route to becoming a medical statistician or statistical programmer in the pharmaceutical industry. There are many valuable skills and experiences you can bring to a company. However, all statisticians and programmers need to firstly be good mathematicians, so it is important to choose A levels carefully. Both medical statisticians and programmers will need to go to university to get their first degree (bachelor’s degree [BSc]). Medical statisticians usually also need a second degree (master’s degree [Msc or MMath], or sometimes even a doctorate [PhD]) in statistics or medical statistics.

Explore the profiles below to see examples of how you can develop mathematical, statistical and scientific skills that will be invaluable for building your career.

Career Profiles


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Read about the experiences of professionals in the industry here

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  • ICH for Statisticians - Dates: 19 – 20 Nov, 2019

    Course Summary: This course will give an overview of ICH guidelines for all statisticians in the setting of drug development trials and drug approval in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Impact of AI on Clinical Development - Dates: 11 – 11 Sep, 2019

    In association with PSI, UCB and Cytel are delighted to invite you to join a symposium, educating on Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches and their impact on clinical development.
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PRINCIPAL & SENIOR STATISTICIAN OPPORTUNITIES

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Recruiting for a variety of statistician and statistical programming opportunities

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Principal Statistician

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Statistics and Statistical Programming Opportunities at MSD

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Statistics at Costello Medical

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Principal Biostatistician

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Head of Statistical and Data Innovation as Head of Biometrics

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Statistician Opportunities in the UK

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