As a leading global contract research organization (CRO) with a passion for scientific rigor and decades of clinical development experience, Fortrea provides pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device customers a wide range of clinical development, patient access and technology solutions across more than 20 therapeutic areas. With over 19,000 staff conducting operations in more than 90 countries, Fortrea is transforming drug and device development for partners and patients across the globe.

The role

Fortrea is excited to launch the 2024 Biostatistics Graduate Program. Fortrea is a global life sciences company that brings diagnostic testing and drug development together. This graduate program is an opportunity to join Fortrea and start a career as a Biostatistician in clinical research.

Starting in October 2024, the program will combine SAS programming training (no prior experience expected), with tailored internal statistical training on the drug development process, with a key focus on the analysis and reporting of clinical trials.

Some tasks you will be expected to get involved with, under the supervision of senior statistical staff are:

  • Assist in the preparation of Statistical Analysis Plans for studies
  • Perform statistical analysis
  • Generation of randomization schedules from provided specifications


There is an expectation that the graduates will be fully office based in our new Leeds, UK office, allowing the intake to bond and thrive with expert support always on hand.

Education and profile

  • A minimum qualification of an MSc. in Statistics or related field is required
  • Some programming experience in SAS, R, Python, C++, SQL, etc. is nice to have, but not a must
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • A collaborative work style, good problem-solving skills, and the ability to learn new systems and flourish in an evolving technical environment

Please note at the time of starting your employment you must have permission to work in the UK.

What else can you expect from us?

  • Rewarding and meaningful work in an established, diverse, highly profitable and respected global company
  • A permanent employment contract with Fortrea
  • Highly competitive compensation packages
  • Excellent training and career development opportunities
  • Strong support from your Fortrea Line Manager and your team, as well as from more than 19,000 Fortrea Drug Development colleagues worldwide

Fortrea is actively seeking motivated problem-solvers and creative thinkers who share our passion for overcoming barriers in clinical trials. Our unwavering commitment is to revolutionize the development process, ensuring the swift delivery of life-changing ideas and therapies to patients in need. Join our exceptional team and embrace a collaborative workspace where personal growth is nurtured, enabling you to make a meaningful global impact.

Fortrea is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

As an EOE/AA employer, Fortrea strives for diversity and inclusion in the workforce and does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We make employment decisions based on the needs of our business and the qualifications of the individual and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy or other medical conditions/needs), family or parental status, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, personal appearance, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We encourage all to apply.