Principal / Senior Biostatistician – Vaccine Clinical Trials (Remote, US or Canada)

Cytel Inc

  • Cary, NC


  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Cytel is shaping the future of drug development. As the world’s largest independent clinical biostatistics research and development organization, we help leading pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies improve clinical success rates via optimal study design, effective data management, accurate statistical analysis and software. With operations across North America, Europe, and India, we are always on the lookout for passionate and talented people who share our mission of ensuring the clinical development of safe and effective medicines.

We are experiencing exponential growth on a global scale and hiring a Principal/Senior Biostatistician to join our FSP division

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

The Principal/Senior Biostatistician provides statistical input into Phase I – IV clinical trial development, performs the analysis of clinical trial data, and provides statistical input into the reporting of clinical trial results. Responsibilities include: providing statistical input into protocol and case report form (CRF) development in all therapeutic areas (e.g., trial design, sample size estimation, randomization, statistical methods for protocols, edit checks for clinical trial data); communicating with clients regarding study protocol or statistical analysis issues; and writing detailed statistical analysis plans including specifications for analysis files, consistency checks, tables, and figures.

The Principal/Senior Biostatistician analyzes clinical trial data producing accurate results representing the outcome of the trial, validates statistical output, accurately interprets and clearly communicates statistical results and concepts to non-statisticians. With the medical writer, co-authors final integrated reports of clinical trial data by writing thorough and clear statistical methods sections and producing the statistical appendix for the final report. The Principal/Senior Biostatistician also provides statistical output as required for manuscripts and ensures that the results are accurately interpreted in the publications.

The Principal Biostatistician provides input into statistical standard operating procedures (SOPs) and general standardization efforts (e.g., statistical methodology standards, standard data presentations) and participates in interactions with regulatory agencies, as required. In addition, the Principal/Senior Biostatistician collaborates effectively with members of clinical trial implementation teams and with Biometrics colleagues, and keeps abreast of new developments in statistics, drug development, and regulatory guidance through literature review and attendance at workshops and professional meetings.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum Education and Work Requirements: PhD degree in Statistics or Biostatistics with some applied statistics training relevant to the clinical trials or health research environment and with one (1) year of relevant work experience OR a Masters degree in Statistics or Biostatistics or a related health science field and at least 5 years statistical experience in the clinical trials or health research environment.
  • Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammatical/technical writing skills, and familiarity with moderately complex statistical methods that apply to Phase I-IV clinical trials are required.

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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