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Data Scientist (Biostatistician)

About the employer
  • Roche
  • Suisse

Job description

This position is a data scientist position with a role as study statistician, providing statistical expertise and strategic drug development leadership for clinical development projects. You will partner with data scientists and cross-functional stakeholders in the creation of strategies to address drug development needs and designing experiments, and prepare and evaluate study results for Health Authorities and the medical/research community. As a candidate you should have a finished M.Sc. or PhD in Statistics, Mathematics or other quantitative sciences with a strong statistical focus. Good programming skills in R is desired.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Support and/or lead statistical and analytical activities and teams at a clinical trial study level, including end-to-end activities relating to the trial design, data analysis and interpretation (key deliverables include protocol, randomization, data monitoring charter, analysis plan).
  • Cross-functional collaboration with, for example, Clinical Science, Safety Science and Regulatory partner functions
  • Support of data-driven decision making and using statistical and analytical methodologies and tools to help the organization solve complex problems
  • Contribute to cross-functional initiatives and working groups with focus on statistical and analytical methods and tools
  • Contribute to study publications and presentations, and provide analytical support for exploratory activities such as personalized healthcare biomarker development

Mindset and Capabilities:

  • Solid knowledge of theoretical and applied Statistics
  • Excellent collaboration skills, with interpersonal skills to contribute effectively in cross-functional team settings and to build strong collaborative relationships
  • Outstanding communicator with excellent written and verbal communication, with an ability to clearly communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences and to influence others without authority
  • Strong problem solving capabilities, ability to seek help when needed
  • Evident project management skills
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity, with a passion for learning about drug development
  • Understands and respects cultural differences when interacting with colleagues globally
  • Proficient in statistical software packages, such as R and/or SAS

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 10,700 employees from over 100 countries come together at our Basel/Kaiseraugst site, which is one of Roche`s largest sites.


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Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave. Our employees also benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and strive to identify and create opportunities that enable all people to bring their unique selves to Roche.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Level:

Individual contributor