Data Analyst (R Programming) - Contractor

Menlo Park, CA, United States
Apr 14, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

Term: 3 - 9+ Months with potential to extend or convert full-time

The Data Analyst - R programmer contractor contributes to the analysis of clinical study data through their statistical programming expertise. This individual will develop programs for and maintain complete and auditable documentation of the analysis of GRAIL's clinical studies.

You Will:

• Provide statistical programming support to data cleaning and locking activities, pre-defined and exploratory analysis, formal reports, publications, presentations, and new statistical methodologies
• Work closely with biostatisticians to create data and analysis program specifications based on the statistical analysis plan (SAP)
• Maintain complete and auditable programming documentation for analysis of clinical studies
• Contribute to the development, documentation and maintenance of a reusable programming code library
• Serve as a member of clinical study teams
• May have opportunities to act as a biostatistician on small-scale projects

Your Background Will Include:

• 1+ years statistical programming experience in academia or industry. Molecular diagnostics industry experience preferred
• B.S. or M.S in Statistics, biology or related field
• Proficient in R or Python
• Ability to work independently on multiple concurrent projects in a fast-paced environment
• Strong team player with demonstrated track record of success in cross-functional team environment

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

GRAIL, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("GRAIL") does not accept any liability for fees for resumes from recruiters or employment agencies ("Agency"), without a binding, written recruitment agreement between GRAIL and Agency describing the services and specific job openings ("Agreement"). GRAIL may consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume and explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the Agency, unless an Agreement is in place. Any email or verbal contacts with any person within GRAIL is inadequate to create a binding agreement. Agencies without an Agreement are requested not to contact any hiring managers of GRAIL with recruiting inquiries or resumes. Agencies interested in partnering with GRAIL may contact GRAIL's HR Department through our Customer Service team .