Senior/Principal Biostatistician

As a biostatistician your daily job will involve the following activities:

  • Provide expert statistical/methodological advice to support clinical and life sciences researchers/clients from the design phase throughout the project life cycle
  • Provide statistical input in the design (eg. protocol, sample size calculation, statistical analysis plan), execution (eg. performing medium to high complex statistical analysis, develop new statistical models) and interpretation (eg. manuscripts, clinical study reports) of statistical analyses in pre-clinical and/or clinical and/or nutritional research

As a biostatistician you need to have the following skills set:

  • You are able to work independently, be confident, self-reliant and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge and implementation of advanced statistical methods
  • Be intellectually curious (eg. have the appetite to continuously develop new statistical knowledge and learn new skills) with a passion for problem solving
  • Highly computer literate with very good programming skills, preferably in SAS and R (e.g., must be able to verify statistical output)
  • Excellent communication skills: able to explain methodology and consequences of decisions in lay terms to non-statisticians
  • Experience analysing clinical trial data and/or observational data and/or real world data
  • Ability to be flexible when priorities change and deal with ambiguity, be able to multitask on various projects simultaneously
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Be a team player and are able to collaborate and work closely with cross-functional or similar teams
  • You can act as a consultant for various clients on various projects, providing expert statistical/methodological advice and support

What do we require from you from an educational point of view?

  • Master’s degree (PhD would be an advantage) in Biostatistics, Statistics, Mathematics or any other closely related discipline
  • Experience/exposure to biomedical research, clinical trials, drug/product development will be an advantage (Preferably 5+ years)
  • Good programming skills, preferably in SAS and R
  • Knowledge of industry standards and guidelines for eg. International Council for Harmonization (ICH), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) etc. will be an advantage

In return we offer:

Join a company that values long-term relationships with staff, clients and partners. All our relationships are based on a partnership model of collaboration, trust and respect. Our employees are vital to our success and we aim to attract the best people who will stay and grow with us. You will be rewarded with the chance to work for the leading companies in their industry. To ensure you are well equipped for the task, we offer you the required training and exposure to experienced and motivated colleagues who can teach you the tricks of the trade. A position with excellent conditions: 24-28 holidays (and the option to obtain extra holidays), 8% holiday allowance, participation in the company pension scheme.

Please use the button below to apply or call Marlies Nering Bögel at +31 (0)73 523 6000 for more information.

No agencies please!  Acquisition through this vacancy is not appreciated. O.C.S. Consulting accepts no unwanted help from (recruiting) bureaus. CV’s being sent to any employee of O.C.S. Consulting without a specific assignment/contract will be treated as our property and be used as such, for which no payment is due.

Employee Insights

Fatima: “During my master’s thesis, I worked with data reports on medicines and found that to be very interesting. After finishing, I wanted to expand my knowledge on data analysis. At the OCS Life Sciences Boot Camp I learned about the basic concepts and options of SAS. I appreciated the presence of peers who started together with me on this journey. But also the help that was offered by others at the office. I have obtained my SAS certificates and really enjoy applying my knowledge in challenging projects. So far, this is a great experience!”