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Associate Director, Biostatistics


Job Description

The Associate Director of Biostatistics is responsible for leading complex or integrated study design and data analysis in clinical development. He/She act as RDPT Biostatistician, to ensure valid and efficient study designs that allow clearly interpretable results, and timely delivery of analyses, reports and regulatory documents with high quality. He/she builds and maintains strong collaboration with key stakeholders from different disciplines across the organization to develop agile and robust clinical development plans and decision framework.  He/She provides responses to statistical issues arising in regulatory, other legal settings, or external development partners. He/She provides mentorship to new/junior biostatisticians. He/She also contributes to the long-term growth strategy of the department by participating in process improvement initiatives and keeping up to date of and contributes to the current statistical methodology development. 

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Principal Accountabilities

  1. Key player in the strategic planning and execution of the clinical development plan for the assigned project; provides strategic contributions to the clinical studies in the program, including study designs, protocol development, statistical analysis plans, data analysis and reporting, as well as key contributions to the planning and delivery of clinical components of regulatory submissions including INDs, BLAs, NDAs and MAAs.
  2. Manages assigned staff and FSPs statisticians to ensure quality and consistency of the deliverables; provides guidance and support to facilitate their development and enhanced efficiency; provides regular feedback to staff and management. 
  3. Provides key strategic contributions in addressing and statistical issues from regulatory, legal or other challenges to the company's products or processes and represents the biostatistics of the company in key regulatory meetings or meetings with KOLs as required.
  4. Serves as peer reviewer for material authored or coauthored by other statisticians and other clinical research personnel (protocols, CSRs, regulatory documents, and manuscripts), and acts as an internal consultant as assigned on broad statistical issues that impact on the pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry
  5. Participates in approved process improvement initiatives; keeps up to date on current statistical methodology development and regulatory environment


Who You Are: 

You are an experienced biostatistician with a thorough understanding of statistical principles and clinical trial design/methods and with experience in submission or responding to regulatory questions and with proven ability to develop creative statistical/technical/regulatory acceptable solutions to complex problems in the design/analyses of clinical trials.  You have leadership skills in effective communication, proactive strategy thinking, priority evaluations, and team working. 

  • PhD in Biostatistics/Statistics or equivalent with a preferred 6+ years relevant work experience or MS in Biostatistics/Statistics with a preferred  8+  years relevant experience
  • Broad and thorough understanding of statistical principles and clinical trial methodology; able to practice and implement them.
  • Ability to develop innovative/creative statistical/technical solutions to complex problems.
  • Knowledge and experience in meeting regulatory guidelines, both FDA and international regulatory agencies.
  • Broad knowledge of medical/biological terminology and clinical trial designs in relevant therapeutic areas.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Leadership skills in proactive strategy setting, priority evaluations, adapting to changes, conflicts resolutions, and effective partnership.
  • Submission experience with BLA or NDA

Additional Information

The base compensation range for this role is $139,500 to $232,500. Base salary is determined by a combination of factors including, but not limited to, job related years of relevant experience, internal equity, and location of the job. Additionally, this role is eligible for participation in Biogen’s LTI grants and other incentive programs. Biogen offers a full range of benefits that include medical, dental, life, long and short-term disability insurances, vacation, end-of-year shutdown, and 401K participation and matching contributions.

Why Biogen?

We are a global team with a commitment to excellence, and a pioneering spirit. As a mid-sized biotechnology company, we provide the stability and resources of a well-established business while fostering an environment where individual contributions make a significant impact. Our team encompasses some of the most talented and passionate achievers who have unparalleled opportunities for learning, growth, and expanding their skills. Above all, we work together to deliver life-changing medicines, with every role playing a vital part in our mission. Caring Deeply. Achieving Excellence. Changing Lives.

At Biogen, we are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients we serve. We know that diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives make us a stronger and more innovative company, and we are focused on building teams where every employee feels empowered and inspired. Read on to learn more about our DE&I efforts.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.


Job ID: b0c48fce-d176-47f1-825f-d8dd221ecde6
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • FSA
    • HSA
    • On-Site Gym
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Fitness Subsidies
  • Parental Benefits

    • On-site/Nearby Childcare
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Happy Hours
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
    • Sabbatical
    • Volunteer Time Off
    • Summer Fridays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Relocation Assistance
    • Performance Bonus
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)