Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information


Phastar is a multiple award-winning global biometric Contract Research Organization (CRO) that is accredited as an outstanding company to work for by Best Companies. We partner with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device organizations to provide the expertise and processes to manage and deliver on time, quality biostatistics, programming, data management and data science services. With offices across the UK, US, Germany, Denmark, Kenya, Australia, India, China and Japan, Phastar is the second largest specialized biometrics provider globally, and the largest in the UK.

Our unique approach to data analysis, “The Phastar Discipline”, has led us to build a reputation for outstanding quality. With this as our core focus, we’re looking for talented individuals who share our passion for quality and technical expertise to join our team.


Accredited as an outstanding company to work for, Phastar is committed to employee engagement, workplace satisfaction and ensuring a healthy work-life balance. We offer flexible working, part-time hours, involvement in developing company-wide initiatives, structured training and development plans, and a truly supportive, fun and friendly environment.

What’s more, when you join our team, Phastar will plant a tree in your honour, as one of our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives. So, not only would you get your dream job, you’ll also be helping to save the planet!


Employees may be required to perform some or all of the following:

  • Translate clinical questions into analytical problems through collaborations with research teams to design, conduct, interpret and report an analysis.
  • Effectively document client requirements
  • Identify, access and utilise the appropriate data to support a question such as clinical data, observational data, healthcare data
  • Expertise in the robust extraction and integration of different data types
  • Build practical, high-quality solutions through the application of visualisation, analytical, machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques
  • Work with IT and quality assurance groups to ensure data science systems meet business requirements and industry best practices
  • Document, initiate and perform appropriate validation and/or QC for a project
  • Maintain a broad and deep understanding of quantitative research techniques, both current and emerging to better leverage appropriate data
  • Work alongside our director of data science to manage data science projects from proposal and contract discussions with clients to project delivery
  • Able to successfully lead, design and perform projects utilising machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms including model development, training, deployment, testing, refining and iterating
  • Develop and deliver company-wide training as and when required
  • Identify areas where new processes are required
  • Create, review and update processes and SOPs
  • Take responsibility for study compliance with SOPs and processes
  • Collaborate with other functions as required
  • Provide consultancy for data science projects
  • Attending and inputting into company resourcing meetings. Monitoring project resource usage against budgeted staff allocation by task


  • BSc or MSc in a Life Science, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge or Experience in designing and conducting observational studies using epidemiological methods
  • Experience with using Real World Data
  • Programming skills to be able to analyse the data
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work with others to achieve objectives

With the world’s eyes focused on clinical trial data, this is a fantastic time to join an award-winning specialized biometric CRO that is renowned for its technical expertise, outstanding quality and cutting-edge data science techniques. We offer flexible working, part-time hours, structured training and development plans, continuous learning opportunities, and a competitive salary and benefits package. We’re committed to ensuring our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance, within a supportive, fun and friendly working environment.

Should you feel that you have the right skill set and motivations for this position, please apply! Please note that we are considering candidates located anywhere in the UK as this role can be carried out remotely.

Phastar is committed to the principles and practices of equal opportunities and to encouraging the establishment of a diverse workforce. It is our policy to employ individuals on the basis of their suitability for the work to be performed and their potential for development, regardless of age, sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion, or belief. This includes creating a culture that fully reflects our commitment to equal opportunities for all.

Important notice to Employment businesses/Agencies

Phastar does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact Phastar’s Head of Talent Acquisition to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to Phastar. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and Phastar. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Phastar. Phastar shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.


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