Job Overview :
Experienced Principal Biostatistician required to work for Covance
Working with multiple Sponsors across several therapeutic areas in all phases of clinical trials (mainly PII & PIII)
This is a permanent full-time role, either office based, or home based anywhere in Europe
You must have previous experience of working as a Senior Biostatistician in either a biotech, CRO or pharma company within Europe
Join our growing team and discover your extraordinary potential by working as a Covance Principal Biostatistician. You will enjoy a varied role working for different sponsors across several therapeutic areas, leading projects and mentoring junior members of the department.
The position offers an excellent support network with access to Covance’s statistical consultants, flexible working solutions and the opportunity to progress your career.
If you are looking to strengthen your expertise within a varied and dynamic environment, then this is a fantastic opportunity.
Job Primary Functions
Lead complex studies such as NDA submission or complex, multi-protocol programs, potentially coordinating activities across multiple locations, providing statistical oversight and attending relevant project meetings
Perform project management activities for identified projects including resource planning, timelines and milestone management
Serve as DMC Support Statistician, developing DMC Charters and attending DMC Meetings
Lead the development of complex Statistical Analysis Plans, perform senior review of statistical analysis plans developed by other statisticians
Perform complex statistical analyses, quality check statistical analyses developed by other statisticians
Conduct overall statistical review of TFLs for complex studies prior to client delivery
Review CRF and other study specific specifications and plans
Perform complex sample size calculations
Develop the statistical sections of the protocol for complex studies under the supervision of a statistical consultant / Statistical Fellows
Provide statistical input and review of the CSR for complex studies
Preparation and review of randomization specifications and generation of randomization schedules
Provide mentoring and training to less experienced staff; provide direction and review work of departmental employees to ensure accuracy and adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices, and procedures
Present and share knowledge at monthly seminars and / or team meetings and at external scientific meetings and conferences
Attend bid defense meetings for complex studies such as NDA submissions or complex, multi-protocol programs in order to win new business
Act as Subject Matter Expert and develop or review procedural documents, or work on new initiatives
Represent the department during audits
Education / Qualifications :
Master’s degree, equivalent, or higher in Biostatistics or related field
Previous experience of working as a Principal Biostatistician in either a biotech, CRO or pharma company
Ability to program in one or more statistical software packages (SAS®) used to conduct statistical analyses. SAS proficiency including use of a variety of statistical procedures e.
g., non-parametric analysis, linear and non-linear models, categorical data and survival analysis
Proven ability to effectively communicate statistical concepts
A good knowledge of the overall clinical trial process and of its application within Covance Clinical Development
Competence in the preparation of Statistical Analysis Plans, analysis, reporting, etc. across a variety of trials Cooperative, team-oriented and proactive
The ability to work to tight deadlines while maintaining high standards
Ability to adhere to strict guidelines and codes of practice
Ability to explain statistical concepts to non-statisticians
Coordination and organizational skills
A proactive approach to management of day-to-day activities and actions that may affect Covance as a business
A professional approach at all times
Ability to motivate others
Fluent in English language (both verbal and written).