Principal Biostatistician

Cambridge, United Kingdom
19 Sep 2019
19 Oct 2019
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
PPD is currently looking to hire an experienced Principal Biostatistician or Senior Biostatistician with some people management experience to join our Biostats & Programming Department as a Biostats Team Leader. This is a lead position contributing to governing functions of the Biostatistics and Statistical Programming staff within the department.

We are offering a €5,000 guaranteed joining bonus for a limited time only, apply now!

PPD is a leading global CRO providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, lab and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations.

With offices in 48 countries and more than 21,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering life-changing therapies to improve health.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manages project timelines, budgets, and resources.
  • Effectively assigns and communicates priorities and work direction to ensure completion of assigned tasks on time and within budget.
  • Oversees the statistical aspects of clinical trials from design through analysis and reporting.
  • Acts as the lead statistician on multiple projects.
  • Represents the Biostatistics department within the company and with interactions with client companies and regulatory agencies, as required.
  • Involved with hiring, training and mentoring staff.


Education and Experience:
  • MS/MA degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field
  • 5 years experience required (including experience managing/mentoring personnel and coordinating the work of project teams)
  • Must have experience serving as a lead biostatistician on multiple projects
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead the biostatistics elements of multiple clinical projects simultaneously
  • Previous line management experience highly advantageous
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of statistical principles underlying clinical trials and strong statistical skills
  • SAS programming skills and familiarity of other statistical packages and understanding of database structures
  • Good organizational skills across individual projects, managing own and team work loads
  • Ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well with others
  • Basic knowledge of statistical principles applied to the design and analysis of clinical trials
  • A bility to interpret and contribute to company policies
  • Evidence of supervisory/mentoring skills as shown by leadership of projects and team members

If you feel you have the necessary experience for this position then please apply, alternatively contact Adam Davis, Senior Recruiter, for more information -

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability or protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and/or local law.


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