Associate Director Biostatistics

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Analysis, Statistics, Programming
  3. United States
Boston, USA
Posting date: 25 Jun 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for an Associate Director of Biostatistics with a global pharmaceutical company located in Boston, MA. As the Biostatistics Associate Director, you will lead a team of computational biologists and statisticians that drives the biostatistical and data analysis aspects of the Big Data coming from the manufacturing, translational and clinical cell therapy teams.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of data scientists and statisticians that drive the design, execution and implementation of biomarker and statistical analyses plans, deliver advanced analytical solutions for complex and mutli-dimensional data.
  • Develop and own detailed scale-up and delivery execution roadmap for data analytics within product manufacturing, translational and clinical teams, and manage respective functional and cross-functional interdependencies.
  • Own, manage and execute pipelines for Big Data analytics (e.g. RNA-seq, Cytoff, immunogenic multiplex profiles, molecular pathways, correlative analyses, multidimensional visualizations, statistical process control, out-of-the-box-tools).
  • Be an integral part of Cell Therapies manufacturing, translational and clinical teams, and support data driven solutions for design and development of translational and clinical programs.
  • Partner with Data Science Institute.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Advanced degree is required (PhD), e.g. in Mathematics, Statistics, Computational Biology, with prior experience in industry settings.
  • >10 years experience in drug development.
  • Prior management experience with direct reports.
  • Ability to communicate with and influence cross-functional teams.
  • Expertise and experience in Biostatistics/Clinical trials/Biomarkers/Computational Biology/Machine Learning.
  • Expertise in High-dimensional genomics data.
  • Strong knowledge of Statistics and Clinical Trial designs.
  • Experience in Early or Late phase clinical trials.
  • Experience with Machine Learning algorithms.
  • Respective programming knowledge of either MATLAB/Python/R required, further skills such as SAS, C/C++, SQL etc. are advantageous.
  • Prior experience working with translational teams, clinical teams.
  • Prior experience in genomics, immunolomics, clinical efficacy and safety data.
  • Abilities to translate business needs into data analytics concepts and the other way.
  • Hands-on, able to implement and execute initiatives.
  • High level project management skills.
  • Ability to interface with international stakeholders and to connect internal and external data analytics experts of both academia and industries.
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent written and spoken English.
  • Track record in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Experience developing team culture, resolving conflicts, and driving decision-making in a matrix environment.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Felix Hook at (+1) 646-367-2617 or

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.