Director, Biostatistics

5 - 7 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
Waltham, MA
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

Position Summary: 

Responsible for planning, executing a range of statistical activities to support Medical Affairs. These responsibilities will also include ad hoc analyses of existing databases, meta-analyses, and data mining. Tasks include planning the statistical analyses, programming and execution of the analyses, instructing and reviewing third party statistical planning and analysis work, as well as contributing to content and review of presentations and manuscripts. 

Knowledge/Skills Needed:

  • Experience with standard statistical and epidemiological methodologies
  • Experience in the development of statistical plans
  • Working knowledge of  SAS, STATA, R, and other graphics packages
  • Experience in analyses of observational studies using large databases including healthcareclaims or electronic medical records
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, communication and organization skills
  • Flexibility with changing priorities, strong attention to detail, ability to work well under pressure and take on unfamiliar tasks
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, drive to learn and improve skills
  • Ability to communicate statistical interpretation to non-scientists
  • Ability to contribute to the preparation of scientific manuscripts

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

  • At least 6 years’ experience in academic or pharmaceutical setting
  • Ph.D. in statistics or MPH or equivalent degree
  • Experience supporting Medical Affairs/publication of analysis results (e.g. abstracts, posters, manuscripts) a plus
  • Experience leading analyses of  large external datasets
  • Experience with data extraction, cleaning, and analysis
  • Strong record of scientific publications

Travel Expectations:

  • Overnight travel up to 10%


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