Senior Biostatistician - Oncology - Foster City, CA | Biospace
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Senior Biostatistician - Oncology

Gilead Sciences

Foster City, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Biostatistics, Oncology,

Job Description

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. We strive to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead's portfolio of products and pipeline of investigational drugs includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular conditions.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

Works collaboratively with Statistical Programmers, Biostatisticians, Clinical Research Associates, Clinical Data Managers and other Clinical, Global Drug Safety, Regulatory and Project Management staff to meet project deliverables and timelines for statistical data analysis and reporting.

Directs internal and external teams across multifunctional project or functional areas, leads initiatives to gather, organize, and analyze data from different sources such as virology, Case Report Forms, and patient tracking; and works with management and Human Resources to satisfy short-term staffing needs.

Is expected to oversee and contribute to the completion of all technical and operational statistical activities for a group of clinical trials for a compound/indication or equivalent through management of internal and external resources.

Provides senior level review of various technical documents.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are required.

Offers advice to others within the company to help make better decisions and resolve problems.

Ability to examine issues from various perspectives and apply appropriate concepts to address situations.

Must be able to determine the functions most critical to company success and to support priorities within functional area.

Addresses obstacles and difficulties of clients in order to meet goals.

Can pull together highly effective teams and create a clear sense of direction.


Knowledge, Experience and Skills
•   6+ years of industry experience in the statistical analysis of biomedical data using SAS® and a BS degree in Biostatistics or equivalent.
•   2+ years of industry experience in the statistical analysis of biomedical data using SAS® and an MS degree in Biostatistics or equivalent
•   0 years of industry experience in the statistical analysis of biomedical data using SAS® with PhD degree in Biostatistics or equivalent
•   Experience in the statistical analysis of data using SAS®, S-plus®, R, or another similar statistical analysis software package is necessary

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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