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Manager, Biostatistics – Small Biotech – Orphan Diseases – Geneva

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Manager, Biostatistics – Small Biotech – Orphan Diseases – Geneva

The Opportunity

My client is a small start-up Clinical Stage Biotechnology company specialising within Rare/Orphan Diseases. They have received heavy investments due to their growing pipeline. As a result, they are looking to continue their growth and expansion within the company.

The Role

We are looking to appoint a manager of statistics, being the first Statistician within the company. This is an opportunity to work alongside fun, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial professionals whilst developing your own department.

A Manager should be somebody that has a strong leadership background. You will need to have a strong technical ability whilst being able to train/mentor/develop a team. Therefore, we feel that the Minimum requirements for this position are

  • 8 Years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry (Pharma/Biotech)
  • Experience managing a team
  • Strong technical skills with SAS, CDISC (SDTM+ADaM) and R
  • Vast knowledge in a range of statistical methods
  • PhD or MSc in Statistics or a related field
  • Knowledge of Bayesian and Frequentist methods (advantage)


Some of the responsibilities include

  • Acting as a Lead Statistician for complex studies across several orphan disease studies
  • Working with the Clinical Development team for the development of clinical study protocols and creative study designs
  • Guiding/overseeing/managing the CROs
  • Managing non-project work
  • Providing statistical input in the design/review of non-clinical experiments (protocols+reports)



Due to the nature of this company, personality is very important. Every employee feels enthusiastic and ambitious about innovation in science. They want to make a difference and they want to be there. We are looking for like-minded, driven individuals to assist with the development of this company.

It’s a great fun environment to work in, with funky themed rooms and lots of enjoyable benefits.


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