Sr. Statistician


Gaithersburg, MD, US, 20879


Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

The Senior Statistician is responsible for leading individual clinical trials, including statistical advocacy on cross-functional teams (study design, conduct, and reporting), CRO management, and overseeing data management and statistical programming tasks to ensure quality clinical trial analysis.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•    Serves as study statistician under the supervision of a manager-level statistician, contributes to study design and protocol development (including sample size calculations), authors Statistical Analysis Plan including mock tables, listings, and figures (TLFs).
•    Supports the data management team in reviewing the study database design and other aspects of data collection and review.
•    Participates in clinical study team meetings, provides support as needed data review and cleaning, study monitoring committee meetings, and database lock.
•    Reviews the final data results (TLFs), contributes to the statistical and results sections of clinical study reports.
•    Carries out statistical analysis and prepares reports of data from clinical and pre-clinical studies as needed.
•    Collaborates with other Clinical Development staff on posters and manuscripts for associated clinical study work.
•    Provides statistical consultation and analyses as required to departments outside Clinical Development. 
•    Contributes to the development and maintenance of reporting standards, tools, and any other statistical applications as appropriate.
•    Supports the development of biostatistics SOPs and standard processes.
•    Updates skills continually with respect to evolving industry standards, statistical concepts, regulatory expertise and biological/therapeutic area knowledge.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 


•    Advanced degree (Master or PhD) in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, or equivalent quantitative field.
•    For Master’s level, at least 3 years of relevant experience as biostatistician in a pharmaceutical, biotech, CRO or other clinical research setting.
•    Knowledge of statistical computing software including SAS or R. Experience with other software such as JMP, and nQuery a plus.
•    Solid knowledge in statistical methodology and applications including linear and logistic regression, survival analysis, and clinical trial designs.
•    Experience with early phase clinical trials, vaccine and/or biologics development is a plus.
•    Working knowledge of GCP, ICH, FDA and HIPAA regulations and guidelines.
•    Hands-on experience and basic knowledge in CDISC standards, including SDTM and ADaM, controlled terminologies, aCRF, cSDRG, ADRG, and define.xml. 
•    Experience with writing statistical analysis plans, mock tables and specifications to meet regulatory and company standards.
•    Good organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
•    Ability to work as part of a team. 
•    Increased responsibility under matrix management and mentorship will be added as expertise and ability are demonstrated.
•    Moderate independence on study design and conduct, with oversight, for basic biostatistical tasks is expected.  


Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals with qualifying medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices that may prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
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    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

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