In attracting talent, CNS positions itself as a versatile employer. We offer not only career opportunities for professionals with different backgrounds, operating at various locations around Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA, but also provide a workplace that is based on strong values and a unique Employee Value Proposition. The level of engagement between CNS and its team members is at a very high level, as confirmed through our yearly employee engagement survey.

Professionals (choose to) work at CNS because of:

  • The culture

  • A work environment that is based on trust

  • Being treated as a professional

  • The respect for work/life balance

  • The small size and composition

  • Career opportunities and the successful track record

Current Career Opportunities:

Business Development Associate; UK based

This is an entry level in-house position in our UK office (St Albans) and ideal for someone wanting to start their career in business development as well as a foundational role in the industry in general.

The key activities in this role include:

  • Undertake proposal writing;
  • Perform research based activities;
  • Undertaking outreach based projects;
  • Supporting all aspects of business development including direct communication with current and potential clients;
  • Supporting the Director of Business Development and other members of the team.

Qualifications / skills required to be successful in the role:

  • A high scientific calibre with at least a life science focused BSc (or equivalent). A business focused postgraduate qualification would be an advantage for this role.
  • Commercial experience is not a prerequisite for this position. However, any prior work experience in business development/marketing/sales would be a major positive for this position.
  • A general awareness of clinical drug development and medical/regulatory affairs would be favourably reviewed.
  • Some experience of project management would be an advantage for this role. This could be project management of a research project (e.g. BSc/MSc) as an example.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to work in a proactive and autonomous manner as well as being part of a team.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and complete work within a set time-frame.
  • Excellent organisational skills with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Well-developed verbal, written and presentation skills and be an excellent communicator.
  • High level of computer literacy and competency in MS Office programs.

Place of work: St Albans (UK)

Senior Biostatistician; Full Time

As part of the Biometrics team, you contribute at all levels of drug/device development, with the design and analysis of clinical studies as well as meta-analysis in accordance with applicable regulatory guidelines, using validated information systems, in particular SAS software.

The key activities in this role include:

  • Provide statistical input into project protocols re project design, pharmacokinetics, number of subjects, key efficacy and safety variables and definitions of endpoints, randomization and blinding, statistical methods, presentation of data and results (tables, listings, graphs);
  • Perform pharmacokinetic (PK), pharmacodynamic (PD) and biostatistical analyses using validated software applications and according to SOPs;
  • Attend and contribute to client project team meetings, investigator meetings and any local project team meetings;
  • Review preclinical and clinical PK data, pharmacological data and statistical analysis methodology in support of BioDesk;
  • Develop/update SOPs and technical work instructions as required.

Qualifications / skills required to be successful in the role:

  • A degree in biostatistics, mathematics and/or life sciences with a strong background in data analysis and statistics.
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience (or a minimum of 5 years for a Senior) in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology company or CRO environment.
  • Experience in programming in SAS is essential.

Place of work: Brisbane/AU (preferred), St Albans/UK or Silver Spring/US


Like to apply?

Please submit your CV to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. attention Director Human Resources.

CNS welcomes (un)solicited CVs from motivated professionals wishing to join any of our experienced consulting and operational teams located throughout our Australian, New Zealand, USA or UK offices.

Only applicants who are currently in Australia, New Zealand, the UK or USA and have a legal entitlement to work will be considered. For all of our vacancies, fluency in English is an absolute requirement.