Principal Biostatistician

Principal Biostatistician

Permanent Role - Homebased -Oncology

Jonathan Cunliffe at Umbilical Life has been retained to source a Principal Biostatistician to be homebased across Europe for a major CRO.

I would like to speak to talented individuals who wish to be an integral part of an exciting team. For a confidential conversation call Jonathan Cunliffe on +49 3221 421 9777 or email


Accountable for:

  • Apply knowledge of basic and complex statistical design, analysis, and programming techniques
  • Efficiently and effectively coordinate statistical activities for multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Serve as primary statistical representative for biometrics standalone projects or otherwise complex studies.
  • Participate in bids & proposal as well as marketing activities for Covance.
  • Effectively manage broad based projects such as NDA submissions or complex, multi-protocol programs, potentially coordinating activities across multiple locations
  • Maintain awareness of project budgets and tasks, and effectively communicate the status of such tasks to line management and the project manager, as appropriate
  • Provide guidance and work direction to Level 1 – 3 Biostatisticians. Actively monitor project budgets and help staff identify resource or scope of work changes.
  • Interact with project team and line manager to identify project priorities and communicate such activities and associated timelines to departmental management 


Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Master’s degree, equivalent, or higher in Biostatistics or related field
  • 10-12 years of Industry experience
  • 4-6 years for Oncology experience with 2-3 years of early phase oncology experience.
  • Experience with Adaptive Design trials and Umbrella/Platform trials preferred but not required
  • Experience with Bayesian analysis preferred
  • Ability to write code to validate efficacy outputs required
  • Excellent communications skills (written and spoken) for both internal and external communications.
  • Experience with regulatory submissions and support preferred
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of data and information during interactions with staff at all levels
  • Extensive experience in leading statistical activities in clinical research
  • Ability to program in one or more statistical software packages used to conduct statistical analyses
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate statistical concepts
  • You must have previous experience of working as a Senior level Biostatistician in either a biotech, CRO or pharma company


For a confidential discussion please contact

Jonathan Cunliffe at Umbilical on

+49 3221 421 9777 or email

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