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Biostatistician, Sr. Manager - Virology

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Foster City, CA
Start date
Sep 22, 2023

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Biostatistics, Virology
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Biostatistician, Sr. Manager - Virology
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

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Job Description



Sr. Manager, Biostatistics - Virology

Location: Foster City, NC or Seattle, WA

POSITION OVERVIEW:

With guidance, you will lead biostatistical analysis and reporting, document review and data inclusion for NDA submissions of assigned studies by collaborating with cross-functional partners to meet clinical development project deliverables and timelines. This may include, but is not limited to, providing statistical consultation on clinical development plans, clinical trial design and clinical study endpoints, calculating sample size, authoring statistical analysis plans and providing biostatistical input into clinical development documentation, scientific publications and presentations, and regulatory filings. Dependent upon the area of assignment, you may lead projects or other activities that are non-molecule based, such as Biostatistics tools, programming, centralized analyses and reporting, etc.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • With guidance, acts as biostatistics lead on clinical studies or other non-molecule projects.
  • Where applicable and with guidance, leads statistical analysis, document review and data inclusion for NDA submissions of assigned studies by collaborating with other Biostatistics team members and cross-functional partners. Provides statistical consultation on trial design and study endpoints and authors statistical analysis plans. Typically assigned clinical studies or other projects of increasing complexity or size. Depending on area of assignment, may lead projects or other activities that are non-molecule based, such as Biostatistics tools, programming, centralized analyses and reporting, etc.
  • Where applicable, oversees and contributes to completion of all technical and operational statistical activities for a group of clinical trials. Directs internal and external teams in the definition, execution and completion of statistical activities for one or more molecules or marketed products of increasing complexity.
  • Where applicable, participates in cross-functional clinical development planning for one or more molecules or marketed products to provide the biostatistical perspective and biostatistical input.
  • Where applicable, participates in cross-functional protocol design and review discussions.
  • Where applicable, advises internal and external partners as to choice of statistical analysis strategies, reliability of measurements and identifiability of models, and interpretation and presentation of statistical results.
  • Leads the gathering, organization and analysis of different data sources to enable delivery of special projects and / or the statistical analysis plan and clinical study endpoints for assigned products.
  • Reviews and analyzes safety reporting, biomarker analyses and other aspects of clinical trial monitoring.
  • Uses a variety of advanced statistical software, methods, and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret research data to derive useful information for clinical development.
  • Plans and documents computer data file structure; develops, programs, manages, and maintains complex statistical databases; performs or supervises data entry.
  • Develops enhancements to statistical software, as appropriate, by programming new techniques; maintains knowledge of current and emerging trends in statistical analysis methodologies and tools.
  • Provides biostatistical input into clinical development documentation, scientific publications and presentations and regulatory documentation.
  • May participate in or lead special projects that can benefit multiple Biostatistics team members, such as new methodologies, processes, technology and other tools, and may also participate in the development and / or implementation of SOPs and related documentation.
  • Provides matrix management to projects supported.
  • Independently defines required resources for assigned work, seeking advice as needed.
  • Adheres to regulatory requirements of study conduct, statistical analysis principles, industry standards, and Gilead SOPs.


REQUIREMENTS:

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. Please see the following for the qualifications and skills we seek for this role.

Minimum Education & Experience
  • PhD in biostatistics or related discipline with relevant experience in statistical analysis of biomedical data using SAS software in the biopharma industry, healthcare, consulting, academia or a related environment. PhD with 2+ years' biostatistics experience is preferred.
  • MS in biostatistics or related discipline with 6+ years' relevant experience in statistical analysis of biomedical data using SAS software.
  • Multiple years' biostatistics or related experience, including experience effectively leading small projects and project teams.
  • Significant biomedical statistical analysis experience and experience working with relevant software.
  • Experience developing software and other tools to support statistical analysis of biomedical or related data. Strong proficiencies in software and other tools used typically used by Biostatistics.
  • Proven effectiveness managing projects and teams.

Knowledge & Other Requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to be a fast learner.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable to change, to move between projects easily and provide support/expertise where needed.
  • Has advanced knowledge of underlying statistical principles, concepts, practices, standards, processes and tools, and has shown ability to effectively apply this knowledge to achieve targeted outcomes to meet business needs.
  • Has advanced knowledge of biostatistics best practices and tools and has shown ability to apply this to improve overall results.
  • Demonstrates strategic thinking in advising others on statistical requirements and opportunities to improve study or other project outcomes.
  • Understands drug development phases and the nature of associated clinical trials across phases.
  • Knowledge of FDA and EMA regulations, ICH guidelines, GCP and familiarity with standard clinical procedures.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • When needed, ability to travel.


The salary range for this position is: $160,820.00 - $208,120.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

For additional benefits information, visit:

https://www.gilead.com/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing

* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.
 

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