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Biostatistics Intern

Santen, Inc.
Emeryville, California
Start date
Apr 3, 2024

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Information Technology, Business/Data Analytics
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay

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Company Description

Santen is a specialized pharmaceutical company with a 130-year heritage focused exclusively on ophthalmology. With sales in over 60 countries, Santen’s 4,000 global employees work to deliver life-changing therapies that make hope a reality for people facing vision impairment and loss. Santen Inc., located in Emeryville, CA (North America HQ), contributes important research & development and commercialization efforts.

Job Description

The successful applicant will provide support to the biostatistics team, which is part of the larger data science department in Santen.  The intern could research simulation studies for better understanding of missing data impact in clinical trials in addition to contribute standardization of statistical analysis providing sample codes.  The intern could also contribute to methodology of estimands especially intercurrent event strategies. The intern could also be assigned to additional data analysis activities using clinical trial data. Through this project the intern could gain:

  • A general knowledge of clinical trials and biostatistics
  • Exposure to data analysis with missing data under assumptions of MCAR, MAR, and MNAR
  • Understanding of challenges in designing with missing data in clinical trials following estimand framework based on ICH E9 (R1)
  • Experience conducting simulation studies as part of the process to develop a clinical trial design
  • Potential presentation at statistical conference and/or publication


  • Experience using SAS/R either through job-related or coursework assignments
  • Experience of basic data manipulation
  • Knowledge of applied statistical analysis and basic concept of missing data
  • Proficiency with standard office technology and software, e.g. MS Office Suite, Outlook, etc.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, problem-solving and time-management skills; and
  • Attention to detail; ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

Skills the intern will gain: The intern will gain experience in comprehensive research for better understanding of the estimand defined in ICH E9 (R1) and in simulation studies for missing data in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Coursework or on the job training using SAS software.
  • Coursework or on the job training using R software is preferred.
  • Student must be returning to school in the Fall Term OR has graduated within the 1 year of the start of the program.
  • Must be available to work full-time, 40 hours a week.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without VISA sponsorship.
  • Ideally local to CA Bay Area, or at least able to work remotely within United States borders.
  • Graduate students/PhD candidates are preferred.
  • Prior knowledge/experience of clinical trial design/missing data analysis is preferred.

Additional Information

Compensation for this position is $40/hour and is expected to be 40 hours per week.
This is a Summer internship with a term of ~12 weeks.


Grow your career at Santen

A career at Santen is an opportunity to make a difference. Through our long-term vision outlined in Santen 2030, we are committed to be a Social Innovator - addressing the social and economic needs of people with visual impairments. We have team members around the world using their diverse talents to unlock new modalities and drive innovations for patient outcomes, education and treatment. At Santen, we believe in empowering all our team members with flexible ways of working and a highly inclusive work environment.

The Santen Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to building diverse teams and ensuring a safe and inclusive physical and virtual workplace for every one of our team members. All employment decisions are based on business needs, role requirements and individual qualifications regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin/ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/ expression, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Santen is a global pharmaceutical and medical device company focused solely on ophthalmology. We’re committed to serving serious unmet needs by developing innovative solutions that protect vision and, in turn, preserve quality of life for people around the world.

Santen USA, located in Emeryville, CA, is an important part of our ophthalmic research, development, and commercialization efforts worldwide and the home of our regional business teams. By leveraging our deep industry knowledge and a network of external partners, we aim to deliver game-changing therapies and make hope a reality for people facing vision impairment and loss.

Our deep roots start in Japan, Santen’s worldwide headquarters, where the company began in 1890. Since then, Santen has become an established leader in the Asian and European prescription ophthalmology marketplaces and continues to expand across global markets, including the United States. Today, Santen employs more than 4,000 people worldwide and sells specialty ophthalmic products in more than 60 countries.

With a clear focus on vision, we aim to deliver the highest quality products, to act with integrity, to earn the trust of our partners and customers, and to deliver sight-saving innovations to physicians and patients who are waiting for them.


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6401 Hollis Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

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