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Principal Biostatistician

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Primary Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States Full time R1287324

Job description


  • Supports statistical analysis of a project or study in conjunction with Data Management and Statistical Programming.
  • Provides statistical input on study design and endpoints, calculates sample sizes and authors statistical analysis plans.
  • Participates in development of CRFs and data quality measures such as edit checks
  • Generates treatment assignments for randomized studies.
  •  Provides data analysis and presentation methods to support clinical studies, publications and presentations.
  • Manages the unblinding of clinical study data.
  • Oversees the generation and review of tables, figures, and listings.
  • Responsible for the quality and integrity of the data and outputs
  • Understands the operations of Biostatistics and Biometrics functions and responsibilities of other functional groups.
  • Works collaboratively with Statistical Programmers, Biostatisticians, Clinical Research Associates, Clinical Data Managers and other Clinical, Global Drug Safety, Regulatory, Clinical Pharmacology and Project Management staff to produce project deliverables and meet timelines for statistical data analysis and reporting.
  • Analyzes and utilizes complex information, uses statistical expertise to draw conclusions and ask questions.
  • Works independently on projects and/or studies, may support multiple projects and/or studies simultaneously, as well as other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Experience and Skills

  • MS degree in Statistics, Mathematics or a closely related field.  Ph.D. degree in Biostatistics or equivalent is preferred
  • Proficient in statistical analysis of biomedical data
  • Proficient in SAS®, R and/or other statistical analysis software packages and tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drug development and clinical trials in biopharma

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, IQVIA’s ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.

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