Bring your passion, ideas, and purpose to life in a company that can help you shape your career as you shape the future of healthcare. Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 135 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more.

With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 160 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, more than 113,000 of us are working together in advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

At Abbott, you can help shape the future of healthcare whilst shaping your career. As the Industry Leader, Abbott Diabetes Care designs, develops and manufactures glucose monitoring systems for use in both home and hospital settings.

We have a Centre of Excellence in Witney for the development and manufacture of electrodes and biosensors used by patients and healthcare professionals for the day-to-day management of diabetes. The site, and it’s Statistics team, has been instrumental in the research, development and manufacture of the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System and continues to work on a strong pipeline of products in development. We are passionate about doing work that improves the quality of people’s lives. Joining us, you can do work that truly matters.

The role

We currently have opportunities for a Statistician to join our team! This could be based from our Medical Devices Centre of Excellence in Witney, Oxfordshire, or from our Maidenhead office.

In addition, you will be providing key statistical support alongside scientists and engineers to the development of our pipeline products. In this role, you would be joining a vibrant, friendly and diverse group, and can expect to work across a varied range of projects and statistical techniques. Our teams collaborate to form a network of Statistics professionals, and offer members the opportunity to share best practices, leverage insights and skill-sharing, and build personal career expertise and professional development.

About you 

We are therefore keen to hear from candidates qualified to Degree level in Mathematics, Statistics or similar, who are looking for an opportunity to make an impact at work and contribute to patient health for the next generation of glucose-monitoring technology. Unlike traditional pharma or CRO work, with Abbott Diabetes Care, you would be involved in end-to-end clinical trials for a small number of global projects that typically last from 4 to 18 months. From supporting protocol development through to preparing publications, you will see the impact of your work as we continue to support the growth of our FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose testing system in new markets, or for new patient populations.

Further professional and/or academic accreditations/certifications can also be supported. You will need to have good oral and written communication skills to be able to collaborate with different people within the department, prepare reports, interpret results, and provide effective summaries for specialist and non-specialist audiences. You must be organised and flexible in your approach to work, with good attention to detail in order to ensure that data and analyses are accurate. Industry based experience is required, and programming skills in SAS would be advantageous. 

Main responsibilities

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of statistical concepts into practice
  • Provide statistical support in the development of new products through to launch under direction of senior colleagues
  • Support the statistical development evaluation and verification of stability calibration and product release methods by use of appropriate statistical methodologies
  • Analyze results from clinical studies aimed at demonstrating product efficacy and safety
  • Maintain appropriate records of activities and tasks carried out in compliance with the appropriate Quality System requirements of ADC UK e.g. GXP.
  • Provide technical support to clinical studies product development andor Operations activities to ensure continued smooth running and interaction between departments
  • Must take responsibility for their individual tasks and understand the impact of their actions on the overall business and other functions.
  • Derive conclusions and review progress with supervisor
  • Contribute to the definition and timely achievement of overall support project goals
  • Receives general direction and exercises considerable discretion as to work details
  • Responsible for own documentation and records and for accuracy quality and timeliness of work
  • Ensure that all work complies with the ADC Quality System particularly Statistical and Design Control procedures ie
  • ISO 900 and GXP and EHS guidelines
  • To perform other specific technical tasks as required when directed

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Mathematics or Statistics or equivalent

Benefits

Abbott has health/wellness and financial benefits that help provide security for you and your family. As you’d expect from an innovative global health care company, we offer excellent salaries and a competitive range of benefits including a defined-contribution pension scheme, share ownership scheme, private healthcare, life assurance, and a flexible benefits scheme. Here at Witney, we also like to help our employees live life to the fullest, and therefore we offer a range of optional initiatives for you to get involved in, including onsite allotments, couch to 5k campaigns, bee keeping, yoga and more!

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