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US-Pennsylvania-North Wales; US-Massachusetts-Boston; US-Pennsylvania-Yardley; Canada-Vancouver
Reference: 046514
Biostatistician/ Epidemiologist, US / Canada

We are currently seeking an epidemiologist with expertise in biostatistics to join our team within the Epidemiology Practice.
The epidemiology team works on a range of disease areas and study designs. We undertake studies to characterize treatment patterns, disease natural history, burden of illness, disease transmission, relative efficacy, real-world effectiveness and safety, and benefit-risk.  We use a variety of study designs to obtain these estimates, including prospective and retrospective data collection; analysis of clinical and administrative databases; and systematic literature review. 
ICON Health Economics & Epidemiology (Icon HE&Epi), is part of  ICON plc, a leading global CRO with over 11,000 employees and offices in 40 countries.  We pride ourselves on advancing the science/consultancy interface; we have a strong reputation and publication record for observational, interventional and modeling studies in a wide variety of clinical areas and where appropriate we seek to increase the credibility of our work through peer-reviewed publication.
The epidemiologist will provide statistical expertise relating to the design and conduct of studies, will perform the analyses, and will contribute to reporting and interpreting the findings.
This role offers the opportunity to work in this exciting and influential field, combining cutting edge epidemiology with health economics to inform Health Technology Assessment and Policy making. We work with a broad range of clients from across the pharmaceutical industry and many of our analyses are used to inform national public health policy decisions.
The candidate recruited for this role will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the department’s work and particularly to further their own skills in epidemiological and related analyses.
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • MSc or PhD in biostatistics or statistics
  • Excellent organizational skills including written and verbal communication
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task efficiently
  • Proficient in the use of R and/or SAS
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, coupled with strong interpersonal skills
This role will require an individual who is able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and rapidly absorb information on different disease areas.
  • Proficient in Bayesian statistics
  • Familiar with SQL, Stata, WinBUGS
  • Three years or more of relevant work experience
  • A strong desire to learn and gain a deep understanding of the work of the department
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Flexibility and a willingness to respond to the needs of the department
  • An interest in health care decision making.
ICON is committed to supporting the growth and development of the epidemiology team.  The individual recruited for this role will have the opportunity to attend courses to further their skills in systematic review methods, and to develop their knowledge in the exciting and developing epidemiology arena.

ICON plc Company is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.
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