Principal Biostatistician

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POST DATE 8/28/2016
END DATE 11/25/2016


Waltham, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Masters Degree


PAREXEL currently has a career opportunity for a Principal Biostatistician. The Principal Biostatistician works independently on all level complex clinical trial projects, often with major regulatory impact. The person will be recognized internally and externally as a statistical expert. The Principal Biostatistician will lead projects and drive timelines and deliverables within the team.

Key Accountabilities

- Provide broad statistical support, including trial design, protocol and CRF development on specific studies
- Lead production and quality control of randomization, analysis plans, statistical reports, statistical sections of integrated clinical reports and other process supporting documents
- Perform sample-size calculations, generate randomization lists and write statistical methodology sections for inclusion in study protocols
- Review publications and clinical study reports
- Provide statistical input into Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) activities, including development of DMC charters and analysis plans
- Provide a supporting role as a non-voting independent statistician providing data and analysis for DMC review
- Understand regulatory requirements related to the specific therapeutic areas and the implications for statistical processing and analysis
- Understand, apply and provide training in extremely advanced and sometimes novel statistical methods
- Contribute to the development and delivery of internal and external statistical training seminars and courses
- Review position papers based on current good statistical practice
- Interact with clients and regulatory authorities.
- Support of Business Development, e.g. by actively contributing to study design considerations in internal and client meetings, providing and discussing sample size scenarios, support of budget and proposal development, attending and preparing bid defense meetings.
- Travel to, attend and actively contribute to all kind of client meetings as appropriate (e.g. discussing analysis concepts, presenting and discussing study results)
- Additional responsibilities as defined by supervisor/managerQualifications
- Good analytical skills and project management skills
- Professional attitude and Attention to detail
- Thorough understanding of statistical issues in clinical trials
- Ability to clearly describe advanced statistical techniques and interpret results
- Familiarity with regulatory/research guidelines on drug development, GCP, and statistical principles (especially ICH guidelines)
- Prior experience with SAS programming require
- Ability to work independently and Good mentoring/leadership skills
- Good business awareness/ business development
- Experience with CDISC is a plus
Education - PhD in Statistics or related discipline with 3+year experience or MS in Statistics or related discipline with 5+ years of experience

Language Skills - Competent in written and oral English in addition to local language

Minimum Work Experience
PhD in Statistics or related discipline with 3+year experience or MS in Statistics or related discipline with 7+ years of experience
Submissions experience would be a plus
Industry experience; Biopharmaceutical or CRO

Travel 10-15%
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