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Sr./Principal Biostatistician

United States of America, Remote Additional Locations: Remote - United States of America Job ID R0000019252 Category Biostatistics Date Posted 01/10/2024
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As a member of Parexel’s Biostatistics group, your expertise in statistical methodology, and data analysis plays a crucial role in providing evidence to support the safety and efficacy of new health treatments. You contribute to research design and analytical strategies, provide input into protocols, and develop and review statistical analysis plans, all while working with the patient in mind.

Parexel's Biostatisticians work in global cross-functional teams where idea-sharing is encouraged, and you constantly learn. Our flexible, supportive, and inclusive working environment provides the space to work at your best wherever you are, voice your opinions, and contribute to the success of the team.

Success Profile

Do you have these soft skills and interpersonal traits to succeed at Parexel?

  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Detail-oriented
  • Efficient
  • Problem-solver
  • Quality-focused

About This Role

As an experienced Biostatistician, you will lead research design and analytical strategies, provide input into protocols, develop and review statistical analysis plans and author/co-author reports, abstracts and manuscripts. You will use your knowledge to advise, provide guidance and to oversee the quality control of statistical deliverables. As the functional lead within a study team, you will direct the Biostatistical activities on a study and be accountable for the deliverables. Senior, Principal, and Senior Principal level Biostatisticians at Parexel are client-facing and play an integral part in the study team.

Biostatisticians will be homebased in either the US or Canada and must be able to work East Coast hours.

What you’ll do:

Supervise, advise and review:

  • Leverage your expertise- Develop complex analysis strategies and execute them using efficient programming techniques (software: SAS, R).

  • Foster teamwork- Perform intricate statistical analyses and provide input to statistical reports. 

  • Share knowledge- Provide input to analysis plans, statistical reports, statistical sections of integrated clinical reports.

  • Impact the process- Be a proactive advisor for all types of analysis from the proposal process through the project life cycle.

  • Take quality seriously- Review analysis data sets and quality control all types of statistical analysis deliverables.

  • Coach and mentor- Train and uplift junior members of the department.

  • Understand, apply and provide training in extremely advanced and sometimes novel Review position papers based on current good statistical practice

  • Interact with clients and regulatory authorities

  • Review publications and clinical study reports

  • Travel to, attend and actively contribute to all kind of client meetings as appropriate (eg discussing analysis concepts, presenting and discussing study results)

Your Profile:


  • A minimum of 5 years industry (or directly relevant) experience. (Masters + 3-5yrs industry work experience or PhD + 2yrs of industry work experience)

  • A thorough understanding of the statistical aspects of either clinical trials and/or observational studies

  • Experience in statistical analysis in a clinically related subject, either within clinical trials or in Epidemiology

  • SAS programming or R programming skills (desired)

  • Must have Early Phase experience (Phase I and/or IIstudies)

  • Desirable (not required experience: Bayesian dose finding methods.


A Mastersor Ph.D. level education in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, or another relevant discipline


  • Confidence, be self-reliant and a quick learner who enjoys working in a matrixed team

  • Good leadership skills

  • Strong oral and written English communication skills

  • The ability to travel as required, although this is not frequent

  • A strong work ethic to promote the development of life changing treatments for patients


EEO Disclaimer

Parexel is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the United States includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Potential Career Path

Parexel offers career paths for Biostatisticians to progress in their technical position or managerial position, as well as options to move to other areas of the business.

  • Biostatistician I
  • Biostatistician II
  • Senior Biostatistician
  • Principal Biostatistician
  • Subject Matter Leadership Pathway
    People Management Leadership Pathway

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