Abbott Senior Biostatistician in Alameda, California

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Position Summary

Works with project team to decide on appropriate study design and statistical methodology

- Responsible for comprehensive protocol review - Responsible for randomization schedule, sample size and power calculations

- Responsible for assuring that data for statistical analyses are accurate STATISTICAL ANALYSES

- Responsible for implementation of protocol methodology and statistical analysis plans

- Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of statistical input into reports or decisions

- Responsible for validity of alternative analysis strategies when changes to planned analyses are needed

- Responsible for computer programs that are accurate, efficient and well documented

- Demonstrates extensive understanding of statistical concepts and methodologies SCIENTIFIC REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS

- Responsible for Statistical Methods section

- Responsible for accuracy of statistical tables and data listings, and accuracy of report text

- Identifies and corrects flaws in interpretation of results, inconsistency in presentation or inference

- Provides significant and timely input to the development of a report strategy CONSULTATION - Works collaboratively with peers to develop efficient designs, quality protocols and reports per agreed timelines

- Provides accurate and timely answers to routine questions from clients, and scientific insight when answering nonstandard questions

- Effectively presents statistical concepts and arguments to management TRAINING, SUPERVISION, MENTORING

- Effectively mentors less experienced statisticians

- Can provide formal training to non-statisticians

- Seen as a project leader on key initiatives Project Coordination and Regulatory Activities

- Coordinates and leads the work of the section in multiple project areas ensuring that statistical support meets regulatory needs

- Effectively interacts with project leaders and regulatory affairs Responsible for the accuracy and appropriateness of statistical input (e.g., protocol design, statistical methodology, interpretation of results and inference) provided for regulatory submissions, discovery and development decisions

Main Responsibilities

Ensures accuracy of report text and consistency between summary tables in the body of reports and the corresponding statistical tables and listings.

Responsible for statistical methods Identifies and corrects common flaws in interpretation of results, inconsistency in presentation or inference, and adherence to Abbott report guidelines.

Provides meaningful input to the development of a report strategy.

Works collaboratively with peers to develop quality protocols, CRF, schema, and reports per agreed timelines.

Provides accurate and timely answers to routine questions from clients, scientific insight when answering nonstandard questions, and independently pursues analyses suggested by the data.

Communicates an understanding of basic clinical principles for his/her project and acts in accordance with those principles.

Can clearly communicate basic statistical concepts to other scientists and non-scientists.

Informs supervisor or manager on important issues in a timely manner.

Effectively mentors non-statistical peers with regard to basic statistical methodology and departmental operations.


Position interacts with customers from throughout the division.

Often required to reconcile multiple and potentially conflicting priorities.

Effective communication with various levels of personnel is required regularly.

Problem Solving: Works collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to develop scientifically appropriate development strategies per agreed upon timelines.

Communicates an understanding of product development principles for assigned projects and acts in accordance with those principles.

Effectively and persuasively presents statistical concepts and arguments to management, regulatory agencies, scientists and nonscientists.


Advanced degree (MS, MA, PhD. or equivalent) in Statistics or Mathematics MS/MA with 3+ years related work experience or PhD with 1+ years of related work experience.


Clinical Affairs / Statistics


ADC Diabetes Care


United States > Alameda : 1360-1380 South Loop Road





Yes, 5 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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