Associate Director or Manager of Biostatistics, Perm Onsite Waltham, MA or Remote

– Onsite Waltham, MA or remote for an ideal candidate with people management experience.

– “People” management experience is preferred and at a minimum strong mentoring experience

– $140-$180K

– Target bonus- typically around 6%

– Relocation assistance up to 10% of salary

Job Summary:

Apply a high level of technical expertise to help guide and develop the more junior biostatistics staff members. Serve as a lead statistician on clinical studies and provide senior level peer review of work being accomplished by other biostatisticians in the department. Maintain the statistical and analytical integrity of clinical trials analyzed by SDC. Actively participate in writing statistical sections of protocols, preparing statistical analysis plans, preparing data deliverables for clinical study reports, interpreting analysis results, writing statistical sections of clinical study reports, and participating in meetings with drug regulatory agencies as required. Support business development and project management with strategic planning, proposals, pricing, and timeline planning.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an internal consultant for biostatistics analysis tools and methods
  • Serve as a subject matter expert during client and vendor meetings for biostatistics analysis support
  • Actively support business development in capabilities presentations to prospective and current clients
  • Effectively manage assigned clinical study budgets for biostatistics analysis support
  • Develop, coach and mentor the more junior biostatistics department personnel
  • Complete performance reviews, participate in the hiring and selection of Jr Statisticians
  • Act as the lead statistician on clinical research projects and help with SAS programming, as required
  • Provide statistical expertise for study design of clinical trial protocols
  • Write statistical methods section of the study protocol, as needed
  • Write statistical analysis plans ensuring appropriate regulatory requirements and study objectives defined in the study protocol are followed
  • Review CRFs to ensure consistency with protocol and statistical analysis plan (SAP)
  • Program summary tables, data listings and graphical representations of clinical trials data
  • Perform all analyses defined in the statistical analysis plan as well as any post-hoc analyses and relevant exploratory analyses of clinical trial data
  • Prepare/review key sections of clinical study reports and various regulatory documents
  • Perform statistical QC of all department outputs including analyses and clinical study reports
  • Provide statistical support to answer questions from external clients (such as FDA, Investigators)
  • Contribute to the development, maintenance, and training of standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Represent the biostatistics department at regulatory meetings, sponsor meetings, and any other multifunctional meetings, as needed
  • Adhere to all aspects of the Statistics & Data Corporation’s quality system
  • Comply with Statistics & Data Corporation’s data integrity & business ethics requirements
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described hereinThe above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Required Skills:

  • Effective leadership, budget forecast and implementation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to process scientific and medical data
  • Able to work independently and in teams
  • Project management abilities including analytical evaluation, organization, delegation, flexible team management, negotiating and resource management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical programming
  • Expertise in manipulating and analyzing SAS data
  • Able to identify data issues, present problems, and implement solutions.
  • Capable of communicating technical concepts clearly, concisely, and understandably to non-statistical colleagues and clients
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multi-task
  • Familiarity with clinical trial design and analysis activities and basic knowledge of regulatory guidelines (FDA/CFR, ICH/GCP)
  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Able to effectively collaborate across cross-functional teams
  • Ability to successfully manage and mentor Jr Statisticians. A master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics or other related, scientific field and at least five years of relevant professional experience are required or a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or other related, scientific field and at least three years of relevant professional experience are required