• Location
    Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
  • Salary
  • Category
    Science - Mathematics & Statistics
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  • Industry
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Our client is providing world-class science in Pet Nutrition in support of their global Petcare brands, generating a wide range of data across their operational and research activities.

The role of the statistician within the research team is to conduct analysis and statistical interpretation of research data, ensuring that research scientists can translate this into clear, accurate conclusions. The role holder will provide expertise, advice and training in experimental design, data handling, application and interpretation of statistical results, ensuring the delivery of high quality scientific output.

This is a 12-month assignment opportunity.

£18.62 per hour.

Key Responsibilities

� Work with the research team to design research trials, analyse and communicate results.

� Provide guidance, direction and best practice in the planning of studies and the collation of data in order to meet scientific, economic and ethical considerations. Statistical techniques utilised must be appropriate, robust and of a standard suitable for publication and peer review.

� Investigate and determine appropriate statistical packages for both general use and state of the art analysis.

� Formal and informal training for WALTHAM personnel as appropriate

� Attend relevant conferences, symposia and/or training courses to integrate new knowledge and techniques in the areas of statistics and machine learning, ensuring we remain at the forefront of knowledge in these areas

Context and Scope.

Provide a source of expertise to around 50 associates across all research programmes in the areas of experimental design, data handling & visualisation and statistical analysis.

Co-ordinate with the statistics community across Mars Petcare and more broadly across Mars segments to set best practices in terms of experimental methodology and statistical analysis techniques.

The nature of the job demands that the statistician should be able to communicate statistical information at an appropriate level to associates with a wide range of prior statistical knowledge and ability. Therefore, excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this role.

The jobholder will provide advice on experimental design, data handling and statistical analysis, to enable accurate collation, analysis, reporting and publication of research trial data. To do this effectively will require an understanding of the research plan and vision, and regular interaction with all members of the research team.

The jobholder will be responsible for providing statistical training as required. This may be formal training (such as giving a course) or informal one-to-one training as required by individuals. The content of courses together with training support materials should be regularly reviewed and updated, when appropriate.

The jobholder will undertake continual on the job training of both a practical and theoretical nature and will attend appropriate courses/symposia/conferences to maintain awareness of current knowledge and new technologies.

Education & Professional Qualification

MSc or equivalent experience in statistics or a closely related field


� Broad understanding and proven experience in biological statistical design and data analysis required.

� Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential since the jobholder interacts with many people of varying statistical abilities.

� Experience of at least one scripting language (R preferred)

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Please apply with your CV to: Susan Whitney