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905 - Principal Biostatistician- Home or Office Based

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Date: Jun 29, 2019

Location: King of Prussia, PA, US King of Prussia, PA, US

Company: Cytel Inc

As a leader in next generation, data-driven pharmaceutical services, Cytel is shaping the future of drug development.  We deliver to the market innovative analytical software for statistical analysis and simulation, best-in-class data science analytics services and high-end impact consulting.  Our culture is inclusive, collaborative and results-driven with a shared commitment to quality. With operations across North America, Europe, and India, Cytel hires passionate and talented people who share its mission of ensuring the clinical development of safe and effective medicines.


We are experiencing exponential growth on a global scale and hiring Principal Biostatisticians for our FSP division.  You will be adept at utilizing advanced statistical methods, to lead or help drive one or more Phase I-IV clinical studies supporting a variety of therapeutic areas.  This position reports to the Senior Director, Biostatistics.


This is a home-based position in the U.S. or Canada, with the option to work from our King of Prussia, PA or Waltham, MA office locations.


How you will contribute:

·   providing statistical support to clinical studies;

·   participating in the development of study protocols, including participation in study design discussions and sample size calculations;

·   reviewing CRFs and data review guidelines; developing statistical analysis plans (SAPs), including analysis dataset and TLG specifications;

·   performing statistical analyses;

·   interpreting statistical results;

·   preparing clinical study reports, including integrated summaries for submissions;

·   leading study activities when called upon;

·   utilizing your strong communication skills to present and explain methodology and consequences of decisions in lay terms;

·   serving as a team player, with a willingness to go the extra distance to get results, meet deadlines, etc.;

·   being adaptable and flexible when priorities change

What you offer:

·       Master’s degree in statistics or a related discipline. PhD strongly desired.

·       5-10 years supporting clinical trials in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry. Experience working for a CRO strongly desired.

·       Experience in sample size calculation, protocol concept development, protocol development, SAP and preparing clinical study reports including integrated summaries for submissions.

·       Knowledge and implementation of advanced statistical methods.

·       Good SAS programming skills for QCing critical outputs, Efficacy/Safety tables and working closely with Programmers. Knowledge of R programming a plus.

·       Strong knowledge of ICH guidelines.

·       Solid understanding & implementation of CDISC requirement for regulatory submissions.

·       Adept in ADaM specifications generation and QC of datasets.

·       Submissions experience

·       Study lead experience working with cross-functional teams, a Study Management Team (SMT) or similar teams for different clients.

·       Effective communicator: able to explain methodology and consequences of decisions in lay terms.

·       Team player; willingness to go the extra distance to get results, meet deadlines, etc.

·       Ability to be flexible when priorities change and deal with ambiguity

Meaningful Work, Collaborative Culture, Stimulating Challenges

  • Our collaborative working environment encourages innovation and rewards results, and we are proud to have one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry.
  • In addition to a competitive compensation, we offer an excellent benefits package, annual bonus incentive, promote work-life balance, and the opportunity to grow with us!
  • Work with respected experts and thought leaders in the fields of biostatistics and statistical programming.

Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Cytel does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact Cytel’s human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to Cytel. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and Cytel. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Cytel. Cytel shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies.

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