Principal Statistician

Biometrics Bothell, Washington South San Francisco, California



Supports the departmental efforts in developing and implementing innovative statistical methods for clinical trials by conducting research and simulations. Provides statistical/strategic inputs to the clinical development plans while supporting clinical trials within a program. Key contributor to clinical protocols for statistical concept as well as broader drug development concepts. Performs or oversees the analysis of clinical trial data, provides statistical interpretation of results, and collaborates on the reporting of clinical trial results to regulatory authorities and scientific community. Ensures adherence to regulatory and company standards


  • Conducts statistical research and simulations to evaluate and implement innovative statistical methods
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in statistics, drug development, and regulatory guidance through literature review and attendance at workshops and professional meetings
  • Provides leadership to the biometrics team on clinical studies; reviews work of statisticians supporting this work
  • Provides update to management on program progress with focus on biometrics
  • Collaborates with medical monitors and other study personnel on the creation of clinical trial designs
  • Performs or oversees power/sample size calculations to determine appropriate trial size; runs simulations to assess operating characteristics of a design
  • Provides statistically sound experimental design and data analysis inputs to meet project objectives and regulatory requirements
  • Authors statistical sections for clinical trial protocols
  • Authors statistical analysis plans for clinical trials
  • Writes statistical sections of regulatory submissions
  • Designs and conducts statistical analysis of clinical data
  • Works with medical monitors to develop ad hoc analysis plans and ensures analyses are performed appropriately by statistical programmers
  • Represents Seagen when interacting with regulatory agencies
  • Key contributor in project planning
  • Develops and assists in maintenance of department tools, templates, guidelines, SOPs, and systems

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • PhD with 4+ years of clinical trial experience as a study statistician 
  • Solid statistical training and research background
  • Proficiency in statistical programming languages such as R and SAS
  • Experience of leading project or major studies
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and provide oversight to programmers, data managers, and junior statisticians
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience of oncology trials and endpoint assessments
  • Knowledge of FDA regulations, ICH GCP guidelines, the drug development process

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seagen, please visit 

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