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Senior Biostatistician

Covance 2/26/2019 4:21:01 PM
JOB ID: 27333 Category: Biostatistics Programming
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Job Overview

Responsible for providing a statistical analysis service for Covance studies, providing advice and assistance in the design of those studies. Providing a contract statistics service to clients, including advice on design and appropriate statistical techniques.

1. Duties and Responsibilities:

* Assume the role of Study Statistician for some studies, particularly non-standard / contract type studies.
* Development and review of Statistical Analysis Plans and Statistical Contributions, to include statistical methodology, statistical programming procedures, definition of derived variables, data handling rules and mock-ups.
* Statistical analysis of clinical trial data and related decision making.
* Responsible for statistical input to clinical study, pharmacokinetic and statistics reports.
* Preparation of randomization specifications and the generation of randomization schedules.
* Verification of randomization components (specification and schedule).
* Provides input into the planning activities related to the preparation of, distribution of and access to randomization and unblinding information as required.
* Perform sample size calculations as required.
* Maintain project administration files with regard to all documents produced by Biostatistics, including associated review, QC and project tracking information and internal and external communications.
* Review of protocols, providing a statistical advice service for internal and external clients.
* Scheduling of clinical statistical work to meet required deadlines. Ensuring that projects are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
* Liaison with internal and external clients, as required.
* Perform QC of all efficacy and safety datasets and data displays.
* Review of Clinical Study Reports.
* May authorise final reports as one of the Covance signatories.
* Perform independent peer review of statistical deliverables.
* Interpersonal and effective communication skills. Co-operative and team orientated.
* Assure quality of personal work.
* Training of other members of staff within the department in statistical methods and programming techniques.
* May train scientists and medical staff in statistics, as required.
* Maintaining an up to date knowledge with FDA guidelines and in new statistical methods, implementing them when necessary.
* Provide statistical support to SAS Programmers.
* May provide support for Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), ensuring maintenance of appropriate blinding.
* Promoting a professional attitude at all times both internally and externally and dressing accordingly in an appropriate manner.
* Selection and induction of staff for which he/she is directly responsible, providing training, regular status meetings, setting objectives and monitoring progress through PMD.
* Contribute to the review and amendment of departmental processes and supporting documentation.
* May contribute to proposal activities and client presentations as needed.
* Performs any other duties as assigned.


Required: USA

* Masters degree in Statistics or related field, preferably with a strong medical statistics


Required: USA and Europe

* Skilled in the use of PC based statistical packages (e.g. SAS) and general computer operation.
* Programming Experience .
* Proven skills in the use of PC based statistical packages (especially SAS) in clinical research.

Required: USA

* 4-6 years related Experience or PhD degree in Statistics plus 1-3 years of related Experience considered.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Philadelphia, PA - Pennsylvania


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).