Director/Associate Director of Medical Affairs Biostatistics

Biostatistics and Data Management
Menlo Park, CA

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GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured.

GRAIL is using the power of high-intensity sequencing,population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology and to develop and commercialize pioneering products for the early detection of cancer.

We are seeking passionate and talented individuals to join us in realizing our mission, which has the potential to alleviate the global burden of cancer.

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Director/Associate Director of Medical Affairs Biostatistics

GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is located in Menlo Park, California. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit www.grail.com

The Director / Associate Director of Medical Affairs Biostatistics provides statistical oversight and leadership to post-market clinical projects. This position will partner with key internal/external stakeholders and oversee all statistical activities in designing, analyzing, interpreting, and publishing post-market clinical studies in support of GRAIL’s product development, commercialization, post-launch activities, and payer reimbursement.

You Will:

  • Operate as a strategic thought leader in Biostatistics to provide strategic input to GRAIL product post-launch activities.
  • Build the Medical Affairs Biostatistics group and provide all directional and technical oversight. 
  • Develop group policies and oversee the implementation of these policies
  • Represent the Biostatistics function and collaborate with internal/external thought leaders in the design, analysis, interpretation, and publication of post-market clinical studies.
  • Provide statistical leadership to the development of protocols, statistical analysis plans, study reports, presentations, and publications of post-market clinical studies.  
  • Work on significant and abstract issues that require independent judgment and developing creative resolution through assessment of intangible variables
  • Stay abreast of industry and academic developments in the Statistical Genomics and real-world evidence generation and apply to clinical study design and analysis.

Your Background Will Include:

  • PhD in Biostatistics or equivalent with 15+ years of experience (or MS with 17+ years) in academia or industry will be considered at the Director level. Molecular diagnostics or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
  • PhD with 10 to 14 years of experience will be considered at the Associate Director level.
  • Demonstrated success in managing a group of PhD level biostatisticians is strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of theoretical and applied statistics
  • Outstanding verbal, writing, and presentation skills with a strong ability to influence and communicate effectively throughout all levels of the organization and externally.
  • Demonstrated success leading the statistical portion of post-launch product evaluation  in industry.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory rules and guidelines, e.g., ICH, GCP, HIPAA, Real-world Evidence guideline.
  • Experience programming in R or SAS.

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