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Subject:

AMGEN Post-doc position available at UCL

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Stephen Senn <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 11 Oct 1999 12:14:15 GMT+0

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Amgen Post-Doc in Pharmaceutical Statistics
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The Candidate

This post is suitable for an applied statistician qualified to PhD level
with an interest in applying decision analysis to practical problems
concerning the choice of candidate projects for drug development in the
pharmaceutical industry. The main abilities sought are a good all-round
knowledge in statistics, an interest in applying statistics to practical
matters, an enthusiasm to collaborate with scientists from other
disciplines, the capability to carry out self-directed work and an
ability to communicate the results of statistical research. Some familiarity
with Bayesian decision-analytic approaches will be an advantage as will a
proven interest in medical, economic or financial statistics.

Funding

This post is funded jointly by Amgen, Cambridge (75%) and the Department
of Statistical Science, University College London (25%).

Responsibilities

The post-doctoral research assistant will work on developing and
implementing practical methods for assisting managers within the
pharmaceutical industry as regards the task of choosing candidate drugs
for development and managing the development portfolio. Specific topics
covered might include

Developing indices for ranking projects
Capturing option value
Forecasting profitability
Assessing probabilities of success
Approaches to balancing portfolios
Comparing traded portfolio and decision analytic approaches
Managing variability
Practical implementation of quantitative approaches to portfolio
management

Location

The post will be located in the Department of Statistical Science,
University College London, London WC1E 6BT. It will also involve
attendance at Amgen's offices in Cambridge from time to time and may
involve occasional travel to other Amgen sites.


Duration

The appointment will be for one year in the first instance with a
possible extension to two further years.

Further Information

Please contact Stephen Senn (details below) either by phone or 
email. (Informal telephone enquiries are welcome.)
 
Stephen Senn
PLEASE NOTE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBERS
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Professor Stephen Senn
Department of Statistical Science &
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

University College London
Room 316, 1-19 Torrington Place
LONDON WC1E 6BT

Tel: +44 (0) 207 679 1698
Fax: +44 (0) 207 813 0280
Email: [log in to unmask]
webpage: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucaksjs/
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