Principal Biostatistician

The Emmes Company, LLC is searching for a Principal Biostatistician located in our Rockville, Maryland, Frederick, Maryland and/or Tysons Corner, Virginia office. Emmes provides flexibility for office location or work remote preference, dependent upon position.

The Emmes Company, LLC is a private Contract Research Organization (CRO). Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Emmes employs over six hundred staff worldwide with offices located in Frederick, Maryland, Tysons Corner, Virginia, Vancouver, Canada and Bangalore, India. Ranked as a top area workplace of choice by the Washington Post, Emmes fosters an environment of collaboration, professional growth, and exceptional work life balance.

Our studies impact public health initiatives on a global scale occurring in more than sixty countries spanning across six continents. We are dedicated to providing statistical and epidemiological expertise, computer systems deployment, data management, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support to clients engaged in biomedical research. Emmes offers support for the entire process of clinical trials from study design and protocol development through data analysis and manuscript generation.

Primary Purpose

The Principal Biostatistician serves as a statistical expert and corporate resource, providing high-level statistical expertise to various projects and consulting with other statisticians throughout the company. Typically serves on a large project team and is a statistical representative at project-specific meetings. Collaborates with clinical investigators to determine study design, contributes to protocol development, writes statistical analysis plans, and performs statistical analysis and disseminates study findings. Maintains expertise in state-of-the-art data manipulation and statistical methodology and is involved in writing and publication of statistical manuscripts. Presents research results internally and at external conferences. Will serve as a mentor to other statistical staff at Emmes and may supervise other team members. Develops statistical sections of proposals, and typically is involved in other corporate and statistical group activities.

  • Collaborates with clinical investigators to determine study design.
  • Writes sections of protocols that require statistical input.
  • Reviews protocols and case report forms to ensure that protocol objectives are met and standards are maintained.
  • Generates treatment allocations in randomized clinical research studies and ensures proper implementation.
  • Leads the project team's development of statistical analysis plans and programs to perform analyses and display study data.
  • Performs statistical analyses, writes well-documented statistical code and validates application programs.
  • Implements data and safety monitoring reports to ensure participants safety.
  • Develops metrics and generates quality control reports to optimize the performance of clinical sites and the coordinating center.
  • Generates study reports to be distributed to internal and external monitoring committees and regulatory bodies.
  • Serves as a mentor to statistical staff.
  • Contributes to proposal writing by authoring sections of proposals requiring statistical input.
  • Presents analytical results internally and at external conferences.
  • Authors or contributes to manuscripts and/or scientific presentations, including statistical manuscripts.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • MS or PhD in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology or related field required.
  • At least 3 (with PhD) or 6 (with MS) years of related experience required .
  • Demonstrated proficiency with statistical methods and applications in clinical research.
  • Competent in SAS and/or R statistical software.
  • Strong publication record including both applied and methodological statistical manuscripts.
  • Expertise in state-of-the-art data manipulation and statistical methodology.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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