Biostatistician Manager

Rockville, Maryland
Nov 04, 2020
Dec 03, 2020
Full Time
The Emmes Company, LLC is searching for a Biostatistician Manager located in our Rockville, Maryland, Frederick, Maryland and/or Tysons Corner, Virginia office. Emmes provides flexibility for office location or work remote preference, dependent upon position.

The Emmes Company, LLC is a private Contract Research Organization (CRO). Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Emmes employs over six hundred staff worldwide with offices located in Frederick, Maryland, Tysons Corner, Virginia, Vancouver, Canada and Bangalore, India. Ranked as a top area workplace of choice by the Washington Post, Emmes fosters an environment of collaboration, professional growth, and exceptional work life balance.

Our studies impact public health initiatives on a global scale occurring in more than sixty countries spanning across six continents. We are dedicated to providing statistical and epidemiological expertise, computer systems deployment, data management, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support to clients engaged in biomedical research. Emmes offers support for the entire process of clinical trials from study design and protocol development through data analysis and manuscript generation.

Primary Purpose

The Biostatistician Manager oversees statistical activities and deliverables across a project or platform of related clinical research studies, leads a team of Statisticians and SAS Programmers and ensures that statistical deliverables are completed in a timely manner and with high quality. Serves as a lead statistician on multiple clinical research studies, from the initial design stage all the way to final report writing and manuscript preparation.

  • Manages a team of Statisticians and SAS Programmers and is ultimately responsible for statistical deliverables across multiple projects or platforms of related clinical research studies
  • Serves as a lead statistician on multiple clinical research studies, from initial study design through final report development and manuscript writing
  • Serves as a client point of contact for statistical deliverables, fostering a collaborative relationship with contract sponsors and Emmes project team members
  • Represents Emmes at Sponsor, Regulatory, Investigator or Safety Review meetings (e.g., Data and Safety Monitoring Board Meetings)
  • Manages project statistical resources (i.e. budget and personnel) to ensure statistical tasks are completed on schedule and that each project has adequate staffing levels
  • Establishes budgets for statistical activities on new project work
  • Identifies statistical and operational issues and proposes solutions
  • Oversees the conduct of a clinical trial/project and quality control at the clinical center(s) and the data coordinating center and communicates issues to the appropriate oversight committees
  • Prepares, reviews and/or approves clinical project material that requires statistical input to ensure that the documents are scientifically valid and feasible
  • Supervises and mentors more junior statistical staff and provides opportunities for career growth
  • Participates in recruiting activities for new statistical staff members and provides input on hiring decisions
  • Reviews work processes, schedules and checklists to ensure that all routine activities, as documented in corporate and project-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), are efficiently performed
  • Participates in project and corporate quality assurance activities, particularly those of a statistical nature
  • Ensures that project staff is trained and mentored, supervises project staff and performs personnel reviews
  • Provides project updates to Senior Biostatistician Managers
  • Other duties as assigned

  • MS or PhD in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology or related field required
  • At least 4 (with PhD) or 6 (with MS) years of related experience required; including leading a clinical research team and supervising senior level statistical staff
  • Expertise in state-of-the-art data manipulation and statistical analyses
  • Proven effective leadership of a clinical research team
  • Strong skills in prioritization, problem-solving, organization, decision-making, time management, negotiation, mentoring and planning
  • Self-motivated, proactive and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, while working independently
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts, both written and oral


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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