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Principal Biostatistician

Canada - Any Region - Home Based Date posted 05/13/2020 Job ID post-40024705

As a Biostatistician at Parexel you’ll work on a variety of projects, while collaborating with our global team of experts. You’ll be able to develop your statistical skills, gain exposure to multiple therapeutic areas, become involved in business development activities, and have the opportunity to grow and develop your career within a flexible working environment. You’ll also contribute to research design and analytical strategies, provide input into protocols, and develop and review statistical analysis plans.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Mid
  • Glassdoor Rating 3.5

Success Profile

Check out the top traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Communicator
  • Leadership
  • Efficient
  • Tech-Savvy
  • Personable
  • "Parexel is very team oriented, so you work with a lot of people and also get to work in different therapeutic areas. There are many opportunities to find what you enjoy and the management is very supportive."

    James - Principal Biostatistician
  • "From a new graduate to a well-trained Biostatistician, I have definitely gained significant experiences in Parexel over the past three years. At Parexel I have always felt valued and supported, my strength got recognized and optimized here and my work got appreciated. I am very proud to be a part of the organization."

    Fiona - Biostatistician II

Rewards

  • Career Development

    Opportunity to learn and grow through a performance and development goal-setting program.

  • Balance

    We value work-life balance. We try and keep regular hours and a flexible working enviroment.

  • Open communication

    Work with industry leaders and subject matter experts.

  • Freedom

    The ability to innovate, ask “what if” and try new solutions without fear of failure.

  • Systems

    Utilize Parexel’s industry leading clinical systems and solutions

  • Mentoring program

    Strong mentors with depths of experience working for global health authorities.

Responsibilities

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 expertise to advise, provide guidance and to oversee the quality control of statistical deliverables. As the functional lead within a study team, you will lead the Biostatistical activities on a study and be accountable for the deliverables. Senior and Principal level Biostatistician at Parexel are client-facing and play an integral part in the study team.

Our Biostatistics teams are not only focused on delivering quality results for our client’s needs, but also value working with one another in a flexible environment. Although some team members are home-based and others are office-based, our virtual resources support our teams to work collaboratively and effectively across the globe.

Around 30% of our Biostatistics team have been a part of the Parexel family for a minimum of 5 years. Our team is made up of experienced and highly educated professionals in our field. This is truly a statistic that speaks for itself!


In this role you may:

Supervise, advise and review:
  • Supervise complex statistical analyses and provide input to statistical reports.
  • Develop complex analysis strategies and execute them using efficient programming techniques (software: SAS, R)
  • Provide expert input to analysis plans, statistical reports, statistical sections of integrated clinical reports
  • Be a pro-active advisor for all types of analysis during the proposal process as well as during the project life cycle
  • Review analysis data sets and quality control all types of statistical analysis deliverables

Lead and cooperate:
  • Cooperate with other biostatistical and company departments to optimize global efficiency
  • Coordinate Biostatistics related project activities for successful completion within given timelines and budget
  • Interact with clients with regard to data analysis, scope of work, and budget.
  • Represent Parexel at client meetings
  • Train/mentor junior members of the department

Qualifications

Education:
  • PhD or Masters (with sufficient work experience) in a statistical discipline required

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 skills required, R programming skills a plus

Skills:
  • Confident, self-reliant and a quick learner who enjoys working in a matrix team
  • Good leadership skills
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills
  • Ability to travel as required, although this is not frequent
  • Work ethically and honestly to promote the development of life changing treatments for patients

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