Sr. Biostatistician

  • Cambridge, MA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Research & Development
  • Region: US

Job Description

The Senior Biostatistician is responsible for providing statistical support as assigned.  He/She act as Biostats SMT statistician, provides statistical input in the scientific discussion, participates in the development of study protocols including participation in study design discussions.  He/She also reviews study setup activities including but not limited to randomization, CRFs and data edits and may serve as primary biostatistician at project level.  He/she develops statistical analysis plans including data and report specifications, performs statistical analyses, interprets statistical results, and co-authors clinical study reports. He/she contributes to internal decision making, publications of the clinical data, and integrated summaries for regulatory submissions. Keeps up to date on current methodology research and conducts methodology research driven by project need.


  • Represents the statistics function in SMTs to provide statistical expertise and operational insight
  • Provides statistical support in the development of the study synopsis, protocol, statistical analysis plan, clinical study report, and other regulatory submission documents, ensuring accurate and statistically valid deliverables.
  • Analyzes and communicates study level resource and quality issues that may impact deliverables or timelines.  Propose and implement solutions. Escalate issues to management as appropriate.
  • Explores alternative analysis methodology and data presentation techniques.  Performs modelling and simulations as assigned.
  • Supports the development and implementation of ADS standards. Participates in process improvement initiatives.


  • PhD in Statistics/biostatistics or equivalent with 0-1 years of relevant experiences  or Master degree in Statistics/biostatistics or equivalent with a minimum of 2-3 years of  relevant experiences
  • Understanding of statistical principles and clinical trial methodology with the ability to practice and implement them.
  • Ability to provide solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Some knowledge of medical/biological terminology and clinical trial designs
  • Conversant with statistical programming languages and software, including SAS, and computing tools for statistical modelling and simulations
  • Attention to details
  • General project management skills.
  • Good oral and written communications skills.
  • Good collaborative skills and ability to work with a cross-functional team

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