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Contract Biostatistician - United States  

Kite Pharma (company)


Posted on : 06 June 2017

Project Description

  • Our company is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. 
  • We are seeking an experienced Biostatistician to join our Biometrics organization for a long-term contract position.  

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
  • Provides statistical expertise and input to drug development programs, including the reporting of study results, specification and generation of tables, listings, and figures, and analyses requiring advanced statistical methodologies. 
  • Works closely with senior statisticians and programmers to deliver pre-planned and ad-hoc analyses 
  • Works closely clinical development and translational research and clinical development to write study protocols and design experiments and analyze and interpret data 
  • Develops and reviews statistical analysis plans, including the definitions of derived variables, the structure and content of analysis data-sets, statistical analyses, and the design of templates for statistical tables, figures, and listings for clinical study reports.  
  • Authors technical reports and publications, ensures the timely delivery of top line study results. 
  • Ability and experience to work with data management and programming to identify data issues and build standards for databases, edit checks, and statistical programming for data analyses. 
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with project teams. 
  • Knowledge of advanced clinical trial design concepts and an understanding of clinical / regulatory concepts in oncology; maintains currency with developments in these fields. 
  • Flexible to changing priorities, detail-oriented, works well under pressure and able to take on unfamiliar tasks. 

  • MS or PhD in biostatistics, statistics, or mathematics 
  • 3+ years experience in biostatistics in clinical development and drug development experience in oncology 
  • Advanced and broad knowledge of statistical methods, along with understanding of industry practices related to drug development 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills including the ability to clearly describe advanced statistical techniques and interpret results 
  • Working knowledge of SAS