• Biostatistician - Glasgow

    Job Location UK-Glasgow
    Job ID
    Permanent Full-Time
    Job Category
    Head Office
  • Overview

    Optical Express has an immediate requirement for a Biostatistician to be based in our offices in Glasgow city centre

    The primary goal is to continually improve the quality of care we provide to our patients by meticulously and methodically analysing outcome data.   We operate a ‘continuous quality improvement’ model which we accomplish through a number of activities: internal quality control and outcomes analysis, interfacing with leaders in the field of vision correction, and producing insightful and high-quality research. 


    The Biostatistician has responsibility for providing statistical and analytical expertise across Optical Express, devising statistical analysis plans and performing data analysis within Excel and SAS. The results feed into our world renowned International Medical Advisory Board (IMAB), and assists in developing our clinical governance protocol.

    You will also be responsible for communicating the methodologies used and the results in both written and oral formats and you will typically be working on several projects at one time, as a result our output is significantly higher than any other ophthalmic business in the world today and we publish more data than any other business or organisation


    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities


    The Biostatistician reports to the Clinical Services Director and will work closely with teams across all specialities to ensure any statistical elements of projects are completed to an exceptionally high standard, in a timely fashion and in line with Optical Express expectations.

      • Monitor and assemble the OE clinical datasets
      • Monitor data for consistency and completion
      • Develop methodologies to assist in:
    • Data cleansing and screening
    • Resolving inconsistencies found therein
      • Assemble the OE clinical data into appropriate databases for analysis
      • Other database issues as required by the Clinical Services Director
      • Innovatively design, evaluate and perform biostatistical analyses to extract the wealth of ocular effects and business specific data intrinsic to the Optical Express clinical datasets
      • Produce quarterly Optical Express clinical outcome and patient reported outcome reports with sound statistical integrity based on:
    • Data monitoring
    • Clinician evaluation using key performance indicators (KPI)
    • Location and type of procedure
      • Other reports or analysis as required by the Clinical Services Director
      • Assist in clinical research projects by performing the following:
    • Review all project protocols
    • Author protocol statistical analysis sections
    • Generates study randomisation
      • Review case report forms to ensure that protocol objectives are met and project standards are maintained
      • Develop study analysis plans
      • Develop statistical programs as necessary to perform analyses and prepare data displays
      • Provide support for publication
      • Assist in manuscript and presentation preparation by providing biostatistical analyses of data, preparing tables and graphs of results
      • Assist in the development of statistical and presentation packages for Optometry, Surgeon and Medical Advisory Board meetings in addition to presentations to be made at conferences and events
      • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of theoretical and applied statistics and keep abreast of new developments in statistics and regulatory guidance through literature review and attendance at workshops and professional meetings

    Ideally we are looking for a degree or equivalent higher qualification in a scientific or mathematical discipline, although a Masters or PhD would be highly advantageous.


    This new role represents an outstanding opportunity to fully explore new areas of ophthalmologic research and answer questions that are vital to the field.


    Excellent salary, superb working conditions, access to some of the key opinion leaders in the ophthalmic world and the opportunity to contribute to highly valued research are just some of the benefits on offer.


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