Contract: Permanent FT/PT considered/flexible working available
Location: Belfast office or home based
Salary: Competitive Salary + attractive benefit package (based on experience)
Application Process: We welcome direct applications from candidates and we respectfully request that recruitment agencies do not send us CVs unless explicitly invited to do so in respect of any advertised vacancy

Who is Exploristics

Exploristics is an established, fast-growing technology-enabled services company providing biostatistics consultancy and specialised statistical software products for clinical-stage life sciences organisations world-wide. Our teams of experienced statisticians, programmers, data scientists and software engineers develop new methods and technologies to support the design, analysis and reporting of clinical trials, precision medicine and real-world data studies.

We address the emerging analytics needs of developers of medicines, medical diagnostics and medical devices with our biostatistics expertise and unique, cloud-based clinical trial design software KerusCloud. KerusCloud provides state-of-the-art simulation-guided design capabilities to ensure that the best trial design choices can be made, first time, to build in more study success upfront.

Exploristics have an extensive track record of delivering dynamic and innovative analytics solutions to meet the needs of biomedical developers of all sizes, ranging from small biotechnology companies to top ten global pharma. Our success is not only due to the experts we employ in the field but also to the significant impact we make on the success of clinical development projects with the end-to-end technical support we can provide to our clients.

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Why is this role important?

Developing new therapies to meet unmet clinical need is time-consuming, risky and costly. The teams at Exploristics play a key role in smoothing the development path for potential new treatments. They do this by integrating comprehensive biostatistical expertise with the technologies they develop to provide highly informative statistical insights that support key development decision-making. This ensures a uniquely targeted data-driven approach that accelerates clinical development while reducing patient burden, risks, timelines and costs.


Our teams support diverse development projects across a wide range of therapeutic areas. We take pride in establishing close working relationships with our clients to provide strategic insights and flexible resources and expertise that make a significant impact for our clients across all stages of clinical development, from protocol review, study design, analysis and reporting and real-world evidence.


Why you should apply?

Have you experience in the application of statistics in the pharmaceutical, healthcare or life science sectors?  Do you want to be at the forefront of statistical innovations, leading the way on clinical trial design and analysis? Are you looking for an opportunity that offers you a flexible work solution and one that will take your career to the next level of responsibility?  Would you like to join a dynamic, growing firm where you can really make an impact, not just on the company but to accelerate drug development and ultimately benefit patients?

We are looking for passionate and motivated statisticians to work within our Services team to deliver high quality, innovative, analytical services within a clinical setting as our KerusCloud platform moves into the next phase.

We offer a competitive salary with extensive benefits including generous holiday entitlement (37 days), pension scheme, and private health insurance.  We provide a fantastic opportunity for professional development both through formal training and through exposure to a variety of challenges with the chance to learn and develop new skills.


Key duties

  • Assisting customers with their study design with a particular focus on simulation with KerusCloud to ensure they are aligned with the study objectives
  • Preparation of study protocols and development of Statistical Analysis Plans and Statistical Analysis Reports
  • Summarise, analyse and visualise study data using a variety of statistical methods, ultimately delivering results to an agreed timeline with optimal quality
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant research techniques such as modelling, simulation and experimental design and participate in continuous professional development activity
  • Support pre-sales discussions to understand and identify client needs, then contribute to technical solutions and resource/cost estimates
  • Collaborate with the Product Development team defining key features and statistical aspects of KerusCloud
  • Provide input and support to Marketing of KerusCloud, including demonstrations to clients, white-papers, etc.

Key duties – Principal Statistician (in addition to the above)

  • Statistical leadership – whether for team members on projects, mentoring more junior statisticians, or functioning as an expert on statistical methods, processes, or clinical trial methodology
  • Client engagement – build and maintain positive customer relationships with regards to statistical issues 

The essentials – Senior Statistician

  • Degree in mathematics, statistics, physics, pharmacology or with a strong statistical component
  • Significant track record in the application of medical statistics (pharma, CRO, academic)
  • Willingness to engage with clients to understand and research problems and provide creative, business-orientated solutions
  • Experience in delivering customer projects to high quality standards
  • Ability to communicate clearly in both written and spoken English
  • Experience in SAS and/or R statistical software packages

The essentials – Principal Statistician (in addition to the above)

  • Proven track record in influencing drug development through the application of statistical thinking (pharma, CRO, academic)

Any of the following would be desirable

  • Higher degree in statistics or similar scientific discipline
  • Experience in study design and protocol and report-writing
  • Experience of modelling and simulation techniques to explore complex study designs
  • Experience of Bayesian approaches to design and analysis of clinical data
  • Experience of early-phase drug development processes including innovative/adaptive study design

Please note the successful applicant will be asked for proof of the right to work in the UK.

Why Exploristics?

We strongly believe in an inclusive and supportive work culture.  We recognise the importance of a good work-life balance and the need for a fulfilling and rewarding career.   We understand the changing demands of life and the need for flexibility in working arrangements to meet these demands.  Exploristics is an equal opportunity employer and as such we will consider all qualified applicants regardless of gender, race, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

If you would like to find out more, I would be delighted to hear from you, Sam Miller, Head of Statistical Consulting (

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter, quoting job reference to Kerry Chandler, HR Administrator (