Covance Principal Biostatistician in Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Overview

Principal Biostatistician

* These remote opportunities are open to any North America home-office location.

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We are seeking Principal Biostatisticians to lead large global or other major projects, analyze all parts of any clinical study, and provide planning on multiple clinical studies from multiple clients including tracking project activities and project time management. The selected candidate will provide statistical input into other disciplines’ activities and participate in interdepartmental processes; provide technical solutions and advice to staff and clients on statistical processes; supervise and train less experienced biostatisticians within project activities; and be responsible for the development of Statistical Analysis Plans including statistical methodology, statistical programming procedures, definition of derived variables, and data handling rules and mockups.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Ensure mechanisms are in place to maintain flow of appropriate information between disciplines on project team.

  • Responsible for Biostatistics deliverables within assigned projects.

  • Develop and coordinate QC procedures for Biostatistics deliverables, ensuring activities are appropriate for effectively and efficiently delivering quality output within specific project.

  • Statistical analysis of clinical trial data and related decision making.

  • Responsible for statistical input to statistical reports and Clinical Study Reports. Authorizes final reports as one of Covance signatories.

  • Provide statistical guidance in development of clinical research program and in design of individual studies as part of multi-disciplinary team; responsible for statistical input to protocol; approves protocol as signatory.

  • Provide statistical input into design/review of format of CRFs.

  • Prepare randomization specifications; generate schedules; verify randomization components (specification and schedule). Provide input into planning activities related to the preparation of, distribution of and access to randomization and unblinding information.

  • Determine documentation requirements for Biostatistics aspects of projects. Give guidance to support business and regulatory requirements including definition of appropriate documentation, storage/communication media, and retention/return of documents at study close-out.

  • Independent peer review of statistical deliverables, e.g., protocols, Statistical Analysis Plans, Tables, Figures and Patient Data Listings, statistical reports, Clinical Study Reports.

  • SAS programming and related activities for the presentation and analysis of clinical trial data.

  • Contribute to review and amendment of departmental processes and supporting documentation.

  • Project management activities for identified projects including financial, resource planning and utilization, timelines and milestone management.

  • Provide support for special committees, e.g., DMCs, including input/review of charters and ensuring maintenance of appropriate blinding.

  • Contact with client across multiple disciplines.

  • Contribute to proposal activities and client presentations.

  • Represent the department during audits.

  • Carry out all activities according to appropriate Covance SOPs, working within the framework of the Quality Management System and to GCP.

  • Perform other duties as requested by management. Experience Required:

  • Five years of postgraduate experience in the application of statistics to clinical trials for employees with a PhD in statistics subject; 8 years of postgraduate experience in the application of statistics to clinical trials for employees with an MA/MS in statistics subject

  • Interpersonal and effective communication skills; cooperative, team-oriented and proactive

  • Self-motivation and able to motivate others.

  • The ability to work to tight deadlines while maintaining high standards.

  • SAS proficiency including use of a variety of statistical procedures, e.g., nonparametric analysis, linear and non-linear models, categorical data and survival analysis, SAS Macro language.

  • Ability to adhere to strict guidelines and codes of practice.

  • 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.

  • Ability to explain statistical concepts to non-statisticians.

  • Supervisory, project management 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. Education Required:

  • MA or MS in statistics subject, preferably with a strong medical statistics component. (Alternative academic qualifications are assessed for comparability.)

  • Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

Education/Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience

  • Experience with TFLs (programming and validation), both safety and efficacy

  • SDTM and ADaM experience

  • Helpful: familiarity with medical affairs studies

Experience

  • 5+ years experience

  • Experience with TFLs (programming and validation), both safety and efficacy

  • SDTM and ADaM experience

  • Helpful: familiarity with medical affairs studies

Job Number 2018-22935

Job Category Other

Position Type Full-Time

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.