Associate Director, Biostatistics

Clinical Development South San Francisco, California


Associate Director, Biostatistics

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Provide statistical support to clinical development plans, strategies, endpoint selection, study design, scientific publications, and regulatory meetings
  • Collaborate with the clinical team in the design, analysis, and reporting of data in clinical trials
  • Lead biostatistics activities on a NDA filing
  • Responsible for the development of Statistical Analysis Plan and reporting results of statistical analyses, including information in the form of graphs, listings, and tables.
  • Provide statistical interpretation of results and explain statistical methodology to team members.
  • Provide statistical oversight to vendors, contractors, and consultants, and mentor junior staff
  • Represent biostatistics function or biometrics department in cross function teams
  • Provide leadership to Biometrics Functional Teams
  • Help head of biostatistics and biometrics leadership team to build up processes, tools, SOPs, and teams



  • PhD or Master in Statistics, Biostatistics, or relevant field.
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience for candidates with PhD and 8 years of relevant experience for candidates with a Master degree.
  • Solution orientated for complex clinical questions and translation of these to statistical hypothesis in study design.
  • Fluency with statistical analysis programing software.
  • Strong problem solving, decision making, project management, and leadership skills.
  • Effective communicator: able to explain methodology and consequences of decisions in lay terms; able to understand requests for complex analyses.
  • Effective team player: willingness to go the extra distance to get results, meet deadlines, etc.
  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills.