Senior Biostatistician (Medical Affairs)

Genomic Health
Job Location
Redwood City, CA 94063
Job Description

The Senior Biostatistician, Medical Affairs will provide biostatistical support for marketed genomic assays that enable better treatment decisions for patients with breast, colon, and prostate cancer. The Senior Biostatistician participates in the design, analysis and publication of results from Medical Affairs studies; international regulatory and reimbursement submissions; and planning and development of publications, marketing materials, and education and training materials under the supervision of a more senior member of the biostatistics group. The Senior Biostatistician works cooperatively with other members on the Genomic Health team as well as clinical investigators and statistical collaborators outside of the Company to publish study results in peer-reviewed journals and support presentations at scientific meetings. This position reports to the Associate Director Biostatistics, Medical Affairs.   


The ideal candidate will have strong biostatistics training and experience supporting Medical Affairs projects in the medical diagnostic environment. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally, including interactions with sales and marketing divisions. 


Job Requirements

  • Performs statistical activities in support of Medical Affairs studies, including protocol and analysis plan development, data analysis, and preparation of abstracts, posters, and manuscripts, under the supervision of a more senior member of the functional group.
  • Provides statistical expertise to a broad range of Medical Affairs studies, including decision impact studies, patient registries and investigator-sponsored trials.
  • Supports statistical review of marketing, sales, education and training materials pertaining to clinical data and product claims.  Supports statistical review of Medical Affairs and Commercial publications.
  • Interacts with external clinical and statistical collaborators.
  • No management responsibilities.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Ph.D. in Biostatistics/Statistics or comparable technical ability with 5 years of relevant experience in academia or industry or M.S in Biostatistics/Statistics and 9 years of relevant experience. 
  • Sound knowledge of theoretical and applied statistics
  • Experience in supporting congress presentations and publishing in peer-reviewed clinical journals
  • Strong statistical analysis skills in SAS.  Experience in R or S-plus desirable.
  • Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
  • Ability to work as part of a team






  • In-depth knowledge of survival analysis and epidemiological methods 



  • Travel Requirements: 10%
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary





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