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Principal Biostatistician (Oncology)

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• Principal Biostatistician required to work for Covance on oncology studies in Phases I and II
• You will be employed by Covance and work within our FSPx department 100% dedicated to one Sponsor
• The Sponsor is a top 20 pharma and they have a very exciting and strong oncology pipeline
• Office based in any of our European offices or home based anywhere in Europe
• You must be a Biostatistician with 4-6 years of Oncology experience with 2-3 years of early phase oncology experience in either a biotech, CRO or pharma company
• Candidates must be fluent in English language (both verbal and written)

Covance is seeking an experienced Principal Biostatistician to work on early phase (Phase I&II) oncology studies within our FSPx Clinical Analytics department which is a unique and well established business unit that provides biostatistics, data management and statistical programming solutions to some of the largest pharmaceutical companies globally. As part of these diverse partnering models we can offer all the benefits of working for a dedicated CRO whilst gaining exposure to the pharmaceutical sector. This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Covance as we continue to grow and expand. This is a full-time office or home based role anywhere in Europe.

Job Primary Functions
• Apply knowledge of basic and complex statistical design, analysis, and programming techniques
• Efficiently and effectively coordinate statistical activities for multiple projects simultaneously
• Serve as primary statistical representative for biometrics standalone projects or otherwise complex studies
• Participate in bids & proposal as well as marketing activities for Covance.
• Effectively manage broad based projects such as NDA submissions or complex, multi-protocol programs, potentially coordinating activities across multiple locations
• Develop and execute study designs and regulatory strategy as related to drug development
• Maintain awareness of project budgets and tasks, and effectively communicate the status of such tasks to line management and the project manager, as appropriate
• Provide guidance and work direction to Level 1 – 3 Biostatisticians. Actively monitor project budgets and help staff identify resource or scope of work changes.
• Interact with project team and line manager to identify project priorities and communicate such activities and associated timelines to departmental management

A comprehensive full job description is available.

Job Qualifications
• Master’s degree, equivalent, or higher in Biostatistics or related field
• 10-12 years of Industry experience
• 4-6 years for Oncology experience with 2-3 years of early phase oncology experience.
• Experience with Adaptive Design trials
• Experience with Umbrella/Platform trials preferred but not required
• Experience with Bayesian analysis preferred
• Ability to write code to validate efficacy outputs required
• Excellent communications skills (written and spoken) for both internal and external communications.
• Well organized and proactive
• Experience with SAS statistical software
• Experience with regulatory submissions and support preferred
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of data and information during interactions with staff at all levels
• Extensive experience in leading statistical activities in clinical research
• Ability to program in one or more statistical software packages used to conduct statistical analyses
• Proven ability to effectively communicate statistical concepts
• Candidates must be fluent in English language (both verbal and written)
• You must have previous experience of working as a Senior level Biostatistician in either a biotech, CRO or pharma company



For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please phone Peter Lewis on +44 (0) 1753 216 727. To apply, please send your CV to

About Covance:
As the drug development business of LabCorp and the world’s most comprehensive drug development service company, we have helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop 100% of the top 50 prescription drugs in the marketplace today. Because of our broad experience and specialized expertise, we’re in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Together with our clients, we create solutions that transform potential into reality. For more information on Covance please visit:

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