Prinicipal Biostatistician

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Statistics
  3. United Kingdom
Cambridge, England
Posting date: 30 Jun 2020

Proclinical currently has a rare opportunity for an expert level lead statistician to join as a Principal Biostatistician II in the UK or mainland Europe. This organisation is a leading CRO with 100 offices worldwide and is dedicated to changing medicine.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides expert knowledge and mentoring on statistical and regulatory issues, development/delivery of training, and implementation of best practices for the department.
  • Serves as (or mentors) the lead statistician or project lead, overseeing multiple or large-scale projects, ensuring adherence to company SOPs and working practices.
  • Serves as senior reviewer on simple or moderately complex studies as assigned with minimal oversight, and on more complex studies as assigned with supervision as needed.
  • May serve in a project oversight role for studies to represent the study(s) to all functions as needed, and fully accountable for all aspects of the management of risk.
  • Provides technical input/writing into study design and statistical considerations during protocol development or review, SAP development/review, and provides expert knowledge and experience of complex trials design across different therapeutic areas.
  • As assigned, oversees the preparation and review of key submission deliverables such as CSRs, ISS, ISE, Reviewers Guides, etc.
  • Provides input and assistance to management for activities such as hiring recommendations, department policy development/review/training, process improvement initiatives, etc.
  • Leads/accountable for bidding and business development activities for standalone opportunities and contributes significantly to full-service bids/proposals/budget revision and defense strategies. Prepares for and represents the company at bid defenses.

Skills and Requirements

  • Master degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field with 7+ years experience
  • Extensive experience of statistics in a clinical trial environment.
  • Extensive project lead/PM experience, clearly demonstrated in previous positions
  • Evidence of providing expert statistical input in previous positions and presenting at statistical conferences would be an advantage.
  • Mastery of the statistical principles underlying clinical trials
  • Mastery of the regulatory issues associated with the reporting of clinical data in the submission process
  • Mastery of SAS® programming skills and familiarity of other statistical packages (eg StatXact, Nquery) and understanding of database structures
  • Superb organizational, time management, and planning skills to create and follow timelines, conduct long-range planning, adapt to changing priorities and handle multiple projects

To Apply

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