Manager, Methodology Statistician

Kite Pharma
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Sep 22, 2019
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Manager - Methodology Statistician

Act as an in-house specialist in applying statistical methodology and innovation in Kite Pharma's Clinical Statistics and Translational Medicine; develop innovative, efficient statistical methods for ready-to-use application in Kite's studies and projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Identify and evaluate innovative statistical methods for efficient clinical trial design and analysis (clinical study and translational research) and transform promising methods into ready-to-use toolkits.

• Promote broad usage of innovative, complex statistical methods and mentor other statisticians and functions in applying them to their projects; provide training, consultancy and perform prototype usage of complex or innovative methods

• Lead the collaboration with academia and attract talents in applied statistical methodology topics


• PhD of Statistics with 2 to 4 years of post-school experience, as a statistician in clinical development in Pharma/CRO or as a researcher in an academic institute with a focus on clinical trial methodologies

• Excellent scientific background and capability in understanding innovative, complex statistical methodology and concepts

• Excellent technical expertise in SAS and/or R with a proven track record in extending and implementing statistical concepts into ready-to use software.

• Ability to communicate, challenge and extend complex methodological topics and interact with other statisticians on statistical-methodological issues for pivotal trials or complex projects

• Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with people, internally and externally

• Expert knowledge in one or more of the following methodological areas: survival analysis, missing value handling, dose finding, event projection, Bayesian statistics, subgroup identification and machine learning.

• Fluency in written and spoken English with excellent presentation and teaching skills



Kite 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. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

For jobs in the United States:

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 contactcareers@gilead.comfor assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the'EEO is the Law'poster.



Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.