Alle R&D vacatures


23/07/2018 Utrecht, Utrecht, NL
Would you like to apply your Biostatistical expertise within an intellectual inspiring and international environment? Do you get excited about working on the statistical aspects of the design and execution of clinical studies?

Your role & responsibilities:

Your Mission: applying your statistical expertise within the R&D department by providing advice and support in the design, execution and interpretation in the statistical analysis of preclinical and clinical research.

The Statistician will be part of the Data Science Team of the Global Center of Excellence – Clinical Research. This team is responsible for the statistical expertise in a clinical study within Early Life Nutrition. The Statistician works in close collaboration with the team of Data Sciences (Data Management and Statistical Programming), the senior Team Leaders of Clinical Research as well as the Principal Statistician.  The teams work according to high scientific and operational standards. The  Statistician reports to the Senior Manager Biostatistics within Clinical Research - Early Life Nutrition.

Other key responsibilities

  • provide expert statistical input and advice into the key documents for clinical trials, specifically, but not limited to, statistical analysis plans and study protocols
  • conduct hands-on statistical analyses of clinical trial data, including close collaboration with statistical programmers
  • collaborate and provide technical support to clinical and life science researchers

We are looking for a Statistician with:

  • Master’s degree (PhD would be a plus) in Statistics, Biostatistics or Mathematics with a strong statistical content.
  • Some experience/exposure to biomedical research, clinical trials, and good clinical practice (GCP), drug/product development would be an advantage
  • Be intellectually curious with a passion for problem solving using mathematics and statistics
  • Highly computer literate.


In order to be successful in the role of Statistician you will have excellent communication skills (in English) and be able to interact with multidisciplinary project teams across Danone Nutricia Research and with all other parties involved, such as CROs. Additionally, you have the ability to explain statistics orally as well as in writing to non-statisticians. The role is based in an experienced team of statisticians of varying levels of seniority, and part of the Nutricia Data Science Community. For the Statistician we are looking for potential is more relevant than experience.

About Danone and our mission

Danone is a multinational food company dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible. This mission guides our 2.250 “Danoners” in the Netherlands and more than 100.000 worldwide on an everyday basis.

Nutricia Research is part of Danone. R&D is an important basis of the work we do in nutrition and health. We collaborate with partners, for example in academia, suppliers and healthcare, we aim to identify new nutritional intervention opportunities and develop innovative product forms. Our largest innovation center is located in Utrecht Science Park, the Netherlands. It is a state-of-the-art center for the development of new nutritional product concepts for Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition. We create products that provide clinically proven health benefits to vulnerable consumers – infants, toddlers, expecting mothers, the elderly and patients.

Are you the Statistician we are looking for?

If you have any question about the position or the recruitment procedure, please contact Ingrid Cusiel (Head of Talent R&I) via + 31 (0)6 46 86 96 99 or For questions on the content of the role please send a message to Camila Maiotto on  If you are interested, please apply before September 15th 2018 via our corporate website Applications via email will not be processed.

Ingrid Cusiel
Global Recruitment Leader +31 (0) 6 468 696 99