Senior Biostatistician/Biostatistical Manager

Menlo Park, CA
Dec 30, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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. GRAIL, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit

We are looking for a Senior Biostatistician or Biostatistical Manager to provide statistical expertise and leadership to clinical trials! This position will partner with key internal and external stakeholders to design, analyze, and interpret clinical studies in support of GRAIL’s clinical development. This position will also provide statistical modeling expertise and conduct simulations in support of GRAIL’s clinical trial designs, product development, and scientific discovery.
You Will:
  • Act as a trial Biostatistician to provide statistical support for clinical studies in the study design, analysis, interpretation, and publication of clinical studies.
  • Co-author protocols, statistical analysis plans, clinical study reports, presentations, and publications of clinical studies.
  • Work closely with technical leads to provide technical support for product development and scientific discoveries.
  • Stay abreast of industry and academic developments in Statistics and modeling techniques and apply to significant and unique issues that require exercising independent judgment and developing/adapting methodology.

Your Background Will Include:
  • Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics or equivalent with 3-5+ years of relevant experience (or MS with 3-5+ years) in academia or industry
  • Ph.D. with 5+ years of experience will be considered at Manager level
  • Strong knowledge of theoretical / applied statistics and modeling techniques
  • Outstanding verbal, writing, and presentation skills with a strong ability to influence
  • Proven track record of success in supporting large-scale clinical trials as biostatistician
  • Demonstrated success leading the statistical modeling work and publishing the results in academia or industry
  • Strong track record of posters/presentations and publications is strongly desirable
  • Proficient in R or SAS
  • Ability to work independently on multiple concurrent projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong team player with a demonstrated track record of success in the cross­-functional team environment

GRAIL is an Equal Employment Office and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We will reasonably accommodate all individuals with disabilities so that they can participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, GRAIL has made the decision to require all U.S. employees receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.