Senior Biostatistician - Zurich

Vifor Pharma
Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Closing date
16 Oct 2020

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Data Management / Statistics, Biostatistics
Full Time
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At Vifor Pharma, due to expansion of our product portfolio, we have a vacancy for a Senior Biostatistician to join our biometrics team based at our offices in Glattbrugg, Zurich.

This is a new headcount reporting to the Head of Biometrics in the Clinical Development department.

The Senior Statistician will be responsible for providing statistical support to all Vifor clinical studies, Medical Affairs, Global Drug Safety, and Clinical development.

  • Provide statistics input into trial development activities such as study design, sample sizing and protocol

  • Manage outsourced biometrics activities such as creation of SAP, ongoing data reviews, trial progress and reporting of clinical studies
  • Manage, perform, review and interpret the statistical analyses for our key customers: Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, Drug Safety, Clinical for the preparation of publications, documents and other communications


As a Senior Statistician, you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience
  • Educated to MSc or higher level in a statistics discipline

  • Over 4 years clinical trials experience
  • Strong SAS programming experience
  • Experience in the set-up and maintenance of data and programming standards, knowledge of CDISC and CRO management

Preferred skills and attributes
  • Proactive, forthright and a good team player

  • Exposure to Medical Affairs activities
  • Experience in the set-up and maintenance of data and programming standards, knowledge of CDISC and CRO management
  • Strong communication skills including verbal and written English language skills
  • Works effectively in cross-functional teams

About Us
The Vifor Pharma Group is a global specialty pharmaceuticals company. It aims to become the global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies. The company is the partner of choice for pharmaceuticals and innovative patient-focused solutions. Vifor Pharma Group strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases lead better, healthier lives. The company develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products for precision patient care. Vifor Pharma Group holds a leading position in all its core business activities and consists of the following companies: Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (a joint company with Fresenius Medical Care); and OM Pharma.

Vifor Pharma Group is headquartered in Switzerland, and listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

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We are looking for new people to join an international team of more than 2,700 talented people, operating in over 100 countries to support our Vision of becoming global leader in our three therapeutic areas:








We are a global leading expert in iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia.

We are proud of a broad portfolio to help nephrology patients suffering from kidney disease.

Our expertise in both these areas are helping cardio-renal patients.

We innovate internally, but we also partner with the best companies externally. We are also a unique pharmaceutical company, as we have direct access to Fresenius Medical Care clinics via our joint company. Fresenius Medical Care has access to more than 329,000 patients in its global network of over 3,900 dialysis clinics.

Contact Us
  • Flughofstrasse 61
  • 8152 Glattbrugg
  • Switzerland
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