Principal Biostatistician With Clinical (Remote)
Alpha Consulting4.0
Gaithersburg, MD
Job description

Remote, but prefer local candidates to Gaithersburg, MD.

Project Description:

  • This is a delivery focused role working under the leadership, oversight, and direction of assigned Client Supervisor, responsible for activities relating to design, delivery and interpretation, preclinical studies, regulatory submissions and/or commercialization.
  • The position requires sufficient experience working as a statistician in the pharmaceutical industry, to be able to independently perform and/or lead statistical work within a study, multiple studies, indication, or be recognised as a methodology expert.
  • This individual is able to support and/or lead work either in house or partnering externally to ensure delivery to standards, quality, and time.
  • May serve as a supporting or lead statistician for a study, multiple studies, indication within a project (potentially as a Global Product Statistician) or a project-level activity, such as a regulatory or payer submission, responsible for statistical elements of the design, analysis, interpretation and/or reporting.
  • Quantifies the benefit, risk, value, and uncertainty of the emerging asset/product profile.
  • Develops design options and provides high quality deliverables to support the business in making informed decisions.
  • Contributes to statistical methodology advances by identifying new opportunities, investigating, and applying novel statistical approaches, including modelling and simulation.
  • Ensures high quality is built into own and other statisticians' deliverables.
  • Ensures compliance with standards and external regulations.
  • Contributes to the development of best practices to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness within function.
  • Plans and supports Team's project activities and tasks.
  • Communicates and escalates risks within the assigned studies and/or projects.
  • Collaborates internally and externally, to ensure delivery to standards, quality, and time.
  • Provides technical knowledge as an expert for a number of statistical processes and systems through a regional based group that ensures effective collaboration between a technical services group and Client's regional sites and customers.
  • Develop and build, or act as a specialist expert within, a cross-functional multi-skilled team comprised of experts across multi-disciplinary project teams.

Required Skills:

  • MSc/PhD in Statistics or Mathematics (containing a substantial statistical component) with experience in pharma industry.
  • Very good SAS and R programming skills.
  • Previous Therapy Area experience.

This 12+month position starts ASAP.


Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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