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Statistical Scientist

Boston,North Wales,San Francisco
Reference: JR065077

Statistical Scientist, Medical Affairs Statistical Analysis


To perfrom statistical analysis planning, lead statistical analysis and reporting, act as overall statistical lead on low complexity studies, and support business development within Medical Affairs Statistical Analysis (MASA).


  • Recognize, exemplify and adhere to ICON's values which center around our commitment to People, Clients and Performance
  • As a Manager, the employee is expected to recognize the importance of and create a culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting client needs
  • Travel (approximately 5%) domestic and/or international
  • Attends weekly MASA meetings
  • Assists Directors and members of Executive Team with MASA initiatives
  • Ensures with oversight the financial health of MASA through budgeting and scope development
  • Adheres to SOPs
  • Participates in general marketing conferences or industry meetings and in professional activities including presentation at technical conferences
  • Represents MASA in proposal development of full-service bids and in proposal development for statistics-only projects
  • Proficient with the SAS Data step with simple conditional statements and variable creation, with performing simple merges and concatenation, with complex conditional statements in SAS Data step, with performing complex merges (including one-to-many merges), with the SAS Output Delivery System to control output from statistical procedures and with performing analyses using basic statistical procedures
  • Contributes to project conception and design
  • Proficient in at least one advanced SAS statistical procedure or technique (e.g., repeated measures, survival analysis, SAS/Graph, advanced macros, etc.) and in at least one substantive area (e.g., statistics, epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, patient-reported outcomes, etc.)
  • Completes tasks and assignments in a responsible and timely fashion
  • Is responsible, accountable, and reliable
  • Prioritizes tasks, delegates tasks, works efficiently and independently and directs and motivates others
  • Undertakes other reasonably related duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Leads study start-up activities (e.g., reviews, comments on and contributes to study design, protocols, data collection forms)
  • Leads the development of statistical methods sections of study protocols, sample size and power calculations, the review database specifications and the development of statistical analysis plans
  • Leads the development of table shells, the implementation of quality control checks throughout programming, data transfer uploads/downloads (internal/external) and the initial review of raw variables
  • Leads the development of written specifications for derived variables from oral specifications and the creation of derived variables from written or oral specifications
  • Selects the appropriate statistical procedures
  • Leads the programming of basic statistical procedures and specialized statistical procedures and/or figures
  • Leads the development of complex macros for use by the group
  • Leads the design and creation of deliverables, such as tables, listings figures, project reports and outputs
  • Leads the development of abstracts, presentations and manuscripts
  • Writes methods and results sections of final reports and publications
  • Communicates with the client or investigator as needed
  • Works independently with client or investigator
  • Gives internal technical presentations
  • Leads the organization of internal presentations

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