Current Opportunities

Associate Director, Biostatistics

Position Description & Responsibilities

Vanda is seeking an Associate Director, Biostatistics, who will be responsible for providing statistical expertise to all company studies. S/he is primarily responsible for the development of protocol and statistical analysis plan, data analysis, data presentation and report writing. S/he may also be responsible for providing mentorship to junior biostatisticians.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Working as leading statistician on multiple studies/projects across different therapeutic areas. Contribute to clinical trial design, protocol development and Clinical Study Report (CSR)
  • Participate study related activities and provide statistical consultation, input and guidance to cross-functional groups.
  • Develop and/or review statistical documents or deliverables for clinical trials including Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) and integrated summaries of drug efficacy and safety, TFLs, interim analysis plan and others.
  • Manage CRO statisticians and internal biostatistics team, including junior statistician, contract statistician and programming team in support of biostatistics operational activities.
  • Work as biostatistics function representative in clinical projects and studies. Attend project and study team meetings as needed. Support and participate activities related to regulatory requests and meetings as needed. Close communication with functional manager is expected.
  • Provide statistical expertise by identifying potential issues, providing recommendations and bring in statistical experts external for relevant issues as needed.


Successful candidates will have the following background/experience:

  • Ph.D. in Biostatistics or statistics
  • At least 6 years of pharmaceutical clinical trial experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of clinical trials methodology, regulatory requirements, statistics.
  • Comprehensive experience of SAS programming and R/S language.
  • Experience in oncology trials preferred.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent practical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are a must.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits and a 401(k) matching program. Vanda is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, or any other protected status designated by law.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with their Curriculum Vitae or Resume to:

Human Resources
Reference #: I6013
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300E
Washington, DC 20037

"Please note that the duties and responsibilities within this role may change over the course of employment, which will require flexibility."

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