StatisticianCostello Medical

London, England, United Kingdom 19-05-2023
B Corp


Role Summary

  • Responsibilities: You will be responsible for devising and performing statistical analysis plans and then communicating the methodologies and results of these to our clients in the healthcare sector
  • Salary: £37,000 per annum
  • Benefits: Hybrid working options, generous holiday allowance, flexible working hours, employer pension contributions, comprehensive travel insurance, private medical insurance, critical illness cover, income protection, full funding for external training, interest-free travel loan scheme, discounted gym memberships, and more
  • Role Type: Full-time, permanent
  • Start Date: We are currently recruiting for start dates from June 2023 onwards. We have start dates available every month of the year and you will be asked to state your availability on your application form
  • Location: This role is available in our Manchester and newly opened Bristol office. We have a small number of opportunities available at our London office and our Global Headquarters in Cambridge

About the Role

Our Statistics team provide statistical and analytical expertise across Costello Medical, devising statistical analysis plans and performing data analysis within R, Excel, STATA and BUGS software. They are also responsible for communicating the methodologies and results in both written and oral formats to drug and device manufacturers, doctors and reimbursement agencies such as NICE in the UK. The statistical analyses varies across patient-level clinical trial data, observational study (real-world) data, and published aggregate data, and involves a range of techniques such as basic statistical analysis of individual patient data, regression analysis, survival analysis and Bayesian network meta-analysis using both standard and emerging methods.

You will work in project teams alongside colleagues from all specialities to ensure that statistics projects are completed to an exceptionally high standard, on time and in line with client expectations. You will receive training in the technical aspects of the role, project management skills and effective client communication. Delivering project work requires close collaboration with clients and, following a successful induction period, you will increasingly participate in client calls and face-to-face meetings with external stakeholders. Some client meetings and congresses take place outside the UK, which presents opportunities for overseas travel.

These projects typically require you to be working on several projects at one time and the results of each analysis can feed into publications, value materials, health economic models or health technology assessment submissions. You will therefore be exposed to a wide variety of our services and a broad range of therapeutic areas.

As our expert cross-functional teams work seamlessly to achieve success for our clients, some of the technical responsibilities and requirements of our roles may slightly overlap. You may wish to view our other technical roles which are currently open for applications, such as the Health Economist and Epidemiologist roles. These adverts illustrate the differing requirements and responsibilities for these technical roles, allowing you to assess which would be most suited to you.

A Day in the Life of a Statistician

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Starting Your Career as a Statistician

Andrei, a Statistician at Costello Medical, has recently written an article for the University of Cambridge where he shares how after studying Mathematics at University, and seeking a role where he could use his mathematical skills for good, led to his meaningful and impactful career as a Statistician at Costello Medical:


About You

The successful candidate will be someone who enjoys problem solving and thinking outside the box to develop innovative solutions. In line with the company’s values, you will be passionate about improving patient outcomes by applying your statistical knowledge and technical skills to the healthcare industry.

Essential requirements for the role are:

  • A degree level or higher qualification in a scientific or mathematical discipline (minimum 2.1) with a focus on statistics and data analysis. A Masters or PhD would be highly advantageous
  • Proficiency in the R programming language, and the willingness and ability to rapidly develop your programming skills
  • The technical and mathematical ability, coupled with the written and oral communication skills, to explain complex techniques and results to non-experts
  • A willingness to trial, explore or recommend new software or techniques that may suit specific projects
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, along with the ability to maintain a high level of customer service and the quality of deliverables under multiple competing demands
  • A high level of organisation, with the flexibility to respond to changing deadlines
  • The ability to use your initiative and work independently, in addition to working collaboratively within project teams
  • Excellent written English, which will be assessed during the selection process

Desired requirements for the role are:

  • Experience with SAS, Stata or Python
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of medical data, clinical processes or trial


About Costello Medical

Costello Medical is a rapidly growing global healthcare agency specialising in medical communications, market access and health economic and outcomes research. We work with a wide range of clients, including the industry’s most successful pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, patient and public health bodies and charitable organisations. Our lasting client partnerships create a direct and measurable impact on the successful launch of novel therapies and devices across a wide range of disease areas. Our vision is to be a community of the very best people, constantly challenging ourselves to make meaningful and outstanding contributions to improving healthcare.

We are committed to our company values which are central to creating our fun, friendly and innovative workplace in which we strive to deliver the highest standards of quality. As a result, we have been listed in The Top 100 Companies to Work For list for five consecutive years.

On 27th May 2022 Costello Medical received its certification as a B Corporation. We are really proud of this achievement as it demonstrates that Costello Medical is meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. We underwent a rigorous assessment that covered the whole of our business including employee benefits, charitable giving and sustainability. We believe this certification is external validation of our mission to be a force for good.

The Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process includes a telephone interview with a member of our Talent Acquisition team and a technical assessment, using R programming, and a proofreading exercise that we ask you to complete in your own time. If successful, you will be invited to an interview which will include a short presentation you can prepare for in advance. Our standard recruitment process lasts around 4 to 6 weeks however, this can be adapted if necessary.

We are currently recruiting for start dates from June 2023 onwards, which occur on a monthly basis. You will be asked to state your availability on your application form. Whilst there are no set application deadlines, we strongly recommend applying as early as possible so that we can begin processing your application. The role may close when suitable candidates are found.

Please note that this role is available in our Manchester and Bristol offices. We also have a limited number of spaces in our Global Headquarters in Cambridge and our London office. You can learn more about our office locations here:

What We Offer

  • A starting salary of £37,000. Salary increases are typically awarded after 6 and 12 months and again on promotion, which can be achieved in as little as 6 to 12 months
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank and public holidays
  • The chance to work from home for up to half of your working time
  • Flexible benefits scheme offering additional holiday, cash payments and pension contributions
  • 4% employer pension contributions
  • Private Medical Insurance which offers comprehensive cover on a “medical history disregard” basis
  • Paid study leave and funding for external qualifications
  • Cycle to Work scheme and an interest-free travel loan scheme
  • Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection and Life Assurance
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Regular company-funded social activities

Please click here to learn about our reward package and the other benefits of working for Costello Medical:

How to Apply

You are required to submit your CV and a cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter, you must explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical. Your CV should clearly state the dates of all qualifications and grades achieved where applicable. Please contact the Talent Acquisition team at if you have any questions about the role or application process.

Visa Sponsorship

We can provide visa sponsorship for eligible candidates for our Statistician role. You will be asked to provide details of your right to work in the UK within your application, however this will have no impact on the processing of your application.


Applications are now closed