Principal/Senior Statistician

€85000 - €94000 per annum
  1. Permanent
  1. Biometrics, Statistics

Hobson Prior are looking for a Principal/Senior Statistician to join a world-wide biopharmaceutical organisation located near Cologne in Germany. Our client is looking for someone will skills and interest in overseeing a CRO to be responsible for driving statistical input in one or more individual clinical studies within a clinical program or across multiple clinical programs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Represents as the lead biostatistician for one or more clinical studies within a clinical program or across multiple clinical programs.
  • Partakes in protocol development if this is not delegated to an external partner biostatistician.
  • Reviews and approves the protocol prepared by the external partner biostatistician.
  • Gives input into the study design, efficacy and safety parameters and the planned statistical analyses. Performs simulations to support choice of study design, decision rules and the sample size.
  • Supports or overseas external partner biostatistical support for all statistical operational aspects of the clinical trial, covering trial set up, trial delivery and the readout of results.
  • Communicates and coordinates all statistical activities with external partner biostatisticians. Ensuring the implementation of global, program and SSI standards by all biostatisticians contributing to the project.
  • Delivers input on interpretation of results by attending and presenting at the Results Interpretation Meeting (RIM). Reviews and inputs into the clinical study report.
  • Assists the Project Lead Statistician with the statistical deliverables for regulatory submissions and the lifecycle of a development compound.
  • May serve as a biostatistician lead for a program of studies, as agreed to by their line manager.

Key Skills:

  • Ability to serve as a principal statistical expert in SSI and across functions.
  • Excellence in a variety of relevant statistical methodologies, for example Bayesian approaches.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Good knowledge of SAS and/or R programming.


  • Master's degree with 7+ years of experience.
  • PhD with 5+ years of experience.
  • You will have 5-7 years of biostatistics experience within the Biotechnology and/or Pharmaceutical Industry (including clinical research organizations) or relevant academic role with proven successful track record in pharmaceutical development.

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