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Senior Biostatistician (Home based / Remote)

at Clinipace Worldwide

Posted: 7/25/2019
Job Reference #: 3762
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Job Description

Clinipace is a global full-service clinical research organization (CRO) serving the unique needs of venture-backed, mid-tier and strategic pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device firms. We help our customers advance drug candidates to deliver successful stakeholder and patient outcomes. We leverage extensive therapeutic knowledge, clinical trial expertise, and comprehensive innovative technology to support life science firms in achieving some of their most important goals: Executing regulatory strategies, optimizing clinical development timelines and completing high quality trials. We are proud to have a culture that is vibrant, supportive, performance-driven, and passionate while focusing on continual learning and development.  Clinipace associates are passionate about their lives and bring that same passion to their work at Clinipace.

Work Location:
United States | North Carolina (Morrisville)

Job Code:
3762

Job Title:            Senior Biostatistician

Job Location:    US - Home-based / Remote

Job Overview:      

Provides all biostatistical services to meet the requirements of all Clinipace clients, including full-service, Bioinformatics, and other type studies.  Meets all the job duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a Biostatistician in addition to those listed here.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and approve Statistical Analysis Plans (SAP), mock-up tables, programming and derived dataset specifications developed by Biostatistics and Statistical Programming staff.
  • Lead protocol development work including experimental design, randomization, sample size calculation, statistical methods, defining study objectives and parameters.
  • Coordinate and approve the statistical section of the Clinical Study Report (CSR) written by Biostatistics staff, and collaborate with Medical Writer in preparing the integrated CSR as needed.
  • Coordinate and approve TFL and derived datasets, programming of derived datasets and Tables, Figures and Listings (TFL), and data review and statistical analysis developed by Biostatistics and Statistical Programming staff.
  • Provide management of other Biostatistics Department requirements and functions, such as SOP updates, as requested by line manager.
  • Serve as Quality Control Biostatistician for sample size calculation reports
  • Serve as IDMC / DSMB statistician as needed
  • Other duties commensurate with the position as assigned by line manager.
  • Provide staff training and study oversight as requested by line manager.
  • Provide staff oversight as mutually agreed with line manager.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • May be given some supervisory responsibilities for staff or departmental areas

Job Requirements:

  • Education
    • PhD or Master’s in statistics or related area, or equivalent degree globally  
  • Experience
    • PhD + 3-5 years (or MS + 5-7 years) experience in pharmaceutical, CRO, or related environment.
  • Skills/Competencies
    • Interpersonal and communication skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills including technical writing of all statistical results.
    • Ability to develop professional presentations for presenting statistical issues and solutions to clients internally.
    • Ability to effectively learn and handle new or unfamiliar statistical methods.
    • Ability to find needed written resources and interact with other Biostat staff with the needed familiarity. 
    • Willingness to share expertise with younger staff members.
  • Capabilities
    • Excellent broad ranging understanding of statistical methods and issues.  Demonstrates leadership in several areas of statistics.
    • Has a developed expertise in 1-2 therapeutic areas.
    • Ensures statistical quality: Reviews and monitors quality of statistical tasks and project deliverables provided by statistical project team.
    • Deep working knowledge of clinical drug development process: In-depth understanding of phases of clinical trials and relevant statistical considerations that apply to Phase I-IV studies and non-inferiority concepts.
    • Has completed GCP training and has strong knowledge of ICH guidelines and other regulatory guidelines related to statistics.
    • Develops capability for interacting with regulatory agencies on behalf of sponsor matters. Such capability would include ability to write statistical reports and/or present oral arguments to such agencies.
    • Ability to serve as a Project Manager for Bioinformatics studies. Coordinate keeping tasks and project activities in line with agreed timelines and budget.
    • Excellent training and presentation skills: Has the ability to clearly communicate statistical concepts and successfully train and develop staff through coaching and presentations.
    • Strong understanding of departmental and company procedures which relate to tasks that are performed routinely: Strong understanding of all departmental SOPs and good understanding of all required company SOPs. 
    • Familiarity with Clinipace Functional Areas that Biostatistics interacts with on a regular basis (Proposals, Finance, Clinical Operations, Data Management, Medical Writing), and updates appropriate personnel regarding project scope changes which may impact their areas.
    • Support the Business Development process through RFP process, bid defenses, attendance at scientific meetings, etc.

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