Analytics Academy

Find out more about our in-house training academy for statisticians and statistical programmers.
Exploristics’ Analytics Academy provides in-depth training in the key skills needed to deliver client projects.

As an Academy member, you will receive close support and guidance throughout the in-house training programme from our experienced statisticians and statistical programmers. This training is designed to help you develop your skillset, choose between a statistician or statistical programmer career path, and to take on projects with confidence.

What to consider
  • Do you have a degree in mathematics, statistics, physics, pharmacology, computer science, or another STEM subject with a mathematical/statistical or programming element?
  • Do you like solving problems?
  • Do you want a job that means something to you and feels rewarding?
  • Do you want to kick start your career in analytics?
  • Or do you want to change career path to explore statistician and statistical programmer roles in the pharmaceutical and life science industry?
What we provide

As an Academy member you will be trained to support a variety of study types including clinical trials (all phases), medical devices, diagnostics, and epidemiology across a range of therapeutic areas. Our training programme covers key project activities such as:

  • Drafting and reviewing sections of statistical documents such as statistical analysis plans (SAPs) and analysis reports.
  • Following specifications for programming and creating datasets (including SDTM/ADAM).
  • Following SAPs and program summary tables, figures and listings (TFLs).
  • Performing analyses as part of a team.
  • Comparing study TFL shells, case report forms (CRF) and SAPs.
The training schedule

The Academy training programme is delivered in two phases.

Phase I Training begins with a thorough 6-week SAS programming schedule. You will be guided through programming standards and practices by our expert trainers, with opportunities for practical application to help with the learning process. This initial phase concludes with a practical SAS assessment to demonstrate your progression.

Phase II Incorporating elements of statistical methodology and programming, the second phase moves towards customer project-based scenarios where you will be given the opportunity to put into practice the concepts you learnt in phase I. This phase will also encourage self-learning, and allow you to develop your research, communication and customer-relation skills throughout the remainder of the academy.

Graduation

At the start of the academy, objectives of key tasks to complete during the academy will be set. On successful completion of these objectives, you will graduate from the Academy, typically within a year, receiving a certificate and become either a statistician or a programmer within Exploristics.

“The Exploristics Analytics Academy is a great introduction to the statistical and programming side of the pharmaceutical and life science sector for those starting out or wanting to change careers. It takes you through lessons and practicals step by step building on your new knowledge as you progress onto project work. Academy members get exposure to both statistician and programmer role aspects so they can get a feel for what they enjoy most and where they want their career to go. It is fantastic to see our academy members working through the tasks, solving the problems they meet, the sense of achievement they continuously feel and their overall enjoyment of their time in the academy.”

Moira Murphy Statistics and Programming Development Team Lead

“The Exploristics Analytics Academy is a great introduction to the statistical and programming side of the pharmaceutical and life science sector for those starting out or wanting to change careers. It takes you through lessons and practicals step by step building on your new knowledge as you progress onto project work. Academy members get exposure to both statistician and programmer role aspects so they can get a feel for what they enjoy most and where they want their career to go. It is fantastic to see our academy members working through the tasks, solving the problems they meet, the sense of achievement they continuously feel and their overall enjoyment of their time in the academy.”

Moira Murphy Statistics and Programming Development Team Lead

Testimonials

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