Senior Biostatistician (REMOTE)
Remote Gaithersburg, MD
Job description


  • Responsible for statistical aspects of projects, including experimental design, analysis, and presentation of data. Maintains consistent approaches within and across research projects.
  • Ensures that all project-related work is carried out in accordance with ICON GPHS SOPs.
  • Develops study specific procedures (SSPs) for assigned projects as required and ensures that project team members adhere to the SSPs.
  • Responsible for statistical aspects of CRF design.
  • Assists clinical database administrators in the design of project databases, project database structures and data management coding conventions as necessary, writes quality control specifications for projects.
  • Serves as a Project Biostatistician responsible for management of statistical tasks related to assigned projects
  • Able to communicate blinded and unblinded summaries to DSMB members, sponsors, and regulatory agencies.
  • May serve as a Project Manager for projects that are primarily data management, biostatistics, statistical programming, or scientific writing in scope.
  • Develops statistical analysis plans, including the definition of derived data sets and the design of templates for statistical tables, figures, and/or data listings for clinical summary reports.
  • Understands and uses relevant computer languages and software packages (SAS, R, PASS, nQuery). Writes programs to select, retrieve, manipulate, edit, and analyze data.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of analyses conducted for assigned projects. Monitors and verifies statistical analysis programs written by junior statisticians and programmers.
  • Conducts statistical analyses and interprets results of these analyses.
  • Prepares statistical summary reports.
  • Writes the statistical methods sections of integrated study reports. Reviews and approves draft integrated study reports.
  • Documents and archives analysis and programming work to ensure a complete audit trail. Participates in the setting of project document standards.
  • Creates and maintains biostatistics files for each assigned project.
  • Manages statistical projects for high quality, within budget, and on-time completion.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients and ICON project team members, including data management personnel, statistical programmers, and clinical research personnel.
  • Participates in presentations at client and investigator meetings.
  • Assists in the preparation of biostatistics input to ICON research proposals.

ICON Government and Public Health specializes in preclinical through phase IV support of clinical research and clinical trial services for biologics, drugs, and devices. We help our customers get their products to market faster with a wide array of research, regulatory, and sponsor services both within the US and around the globe and respond rapidly to global health crises.


  • Master’s Degree or PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or other relevant degrees.
  • Experience supporting clinical research project teams for a CRO/Pharmaceutical/Biotech company is desirable.
  • An understanding of quality control as it relates to regulatory documentation requirements is preferred.
  • Proficient in SAS and relevant statistical procedures.
  • Experience with infectious diseases not required but is desired.
  • Experience with adaptive trials and Bayesian analysis techniques is desired.
  • Able to work with and assist in the development and validation of CDISC datasets (SDTM, ADaM).
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable with Excel.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Type: Full-time

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Dublin, Ireland




$1B to $5B (USD)


Health Care

Company Description
Since our foundation in Dublin, Ireland in 1990, our mission has been to help our clients to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life. We do this by delivering best in class information, solutions and performance, with an unyielding focus on quality at all times. We are a global provider of consulting, and outsourced development and commercialisation services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations. We focus our innovation on the factors that are critical to our clients – reducing time to market, reducing cost and increasing quality – and our global team of experts has extensive experience in a broad range of therapeutic areas. ICON has been recognised as one of the world’s leading Contract Research Organisations through a number of high-profile industry awards.
Company ratings
  • Overall
  • Company & Benefits
    3.4 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    3.2 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.0 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    3.4 / 5
  • Senior Management
    3.0 / 5
Company reviews
"Overall a fantastic place to be"
Current EmployeeRecruiter
I have been thoroughly impressed by the collaborative nature of my team and other functions I've been working with. As an employer I feel that ICON are putting employees first and will continue to positively evolve as a result of the PRA acquisition

"ICON plc, Respect your employees"
Former EmployeeCRA
ICON plc needs to Hire PMs, COMs, and CTMs who knows their job description. Most of their CTMs are lazy. ICON needs to value its employees. ICON needs to respect its employees. ICON needs to treat their employee as human beings, not a number. ICON needs to show kindness and compassion. ICON HR needs to take verbal and mental abuse seriously (take time to call your employees back--they matter). ICON needs to clean house and hire CTMs who know what they are doing, who are helpful, supportive, and who are TEAM players. ICON needs to be supportive! ICON needs to follow its VALUES. ICON needs to pay its employees more. ICON needs to have their employees back as opposed to saying the Sponsors are always right. ICON takes responsibility, treat your employees with integrity, and learns how to communicate as we all know communication makes all the difference. Communication will make or break a team.

"Mundane but fairly easy"
Current EmployeeClinical Assistant
Very autonomous role as a CTA. Flexible with PTO and low stress but super mundane and not interesting work. Advancement is all about pushing CRA roles no real investment in actual individuals.

"I enjoy my intelligent colleagues. "
Current EmployeeSpecialist
It's nice to work remotely, to have some job flexibility and to work with fun and smart co-workers. However, I feel that ICON, plc and Legacy PRA only talk the talk when it comes to growth and advancement, which is a HUGE drawback to working here for me, and am applying to other companies as a result. They will lose a curious, dedicated and intelligent employee as a result.