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Associate Director, Biostatistics

  • Location: Cambridge, MA

Posted 3 months ago

  • Expiry Date: 27 November 2021

SciPro is retained by a world-class ​Early Clinical Development Statistics group is looking for a statistician with an interest in preclinical statistics and collaborating with research scientists in drug discovery and development. The candidate will work closely with laboratory scientists seeking to discover new medicines in a variety of therapeutic areas by supporting the design and analysis of preclinical experiments, covering all aspects of drug discovery from disease target identification, pharmacology studies, animal model development, biomarker development and demonstration of proof-of-concept


  • Collaborate with preclinical laboratory scientists across research units (Immunology & Inflammation, Internal Medicine, Rare Disease, CTI) to design and analyze experiments.

  • Bring innovative statistical thinking and methods to help drive the enhanced quantitative drug discovery and development paradigm within the team

  • Ensure rigorous approaches are taken to ensure good scientific practices are followed: excellent statistical methods utilized and documented in protocols, analysis plans and manuscripts, and assay methods are appropriately blinded, randomized and designed

  • Understand the target biology and improve existing biomarkers, endpoints, derive new endpoints, and develop fit-for-purpose statistical model


  • PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics and at least 3-5 years of pharmaceutical experience or a Master degree in Statistics/Biostatistics and at least 5-8 years of pharmaceutical experience.

  • Interest in biology is essential including bachelor’s or graduate-level training.

  • Programming in R

  • Ideal candidate will understand design of experiments, assay development, and statistical applications for preclinical research