Biostatistician II

Covance Inc Located in: Chicago,  Illinois, Wisconsin
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Biostatistician II

Are you ready to redefine what’s possible, and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance? A career here provides the unique chance to create a lasting impact and difference in our patient’s lives. Joining our team will offer you a rewarding career, an opportunity to work in a high-energy & collaborative work place, along with access to comprehensive benefits. Your work will be meaningful, the patient outcomes are real, and the results are lasting. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

Our mission is to help our clients bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner -- join us for your next career move.





Required Education:

  • Masters degree in Statistics or related field, preferably with a strong medical statistics component.
  • 2-3 years related experience or PhD degree in Statistics considered in lieu of experience.
  • Skilled in the use of PC based statistical packages (e.g. SAS) and general computer operation.
  • Programming experience is beneficial.


Essential Position Duties:

  • Preparation and review of Statistical Analysis Plans and Statistical Contributions, with appropriate mentorship from other statistical staff.
  • Statistical methodological analysis of clinical trial data.
  • Production of data tables and graphs to the required specification for clinical, pharmacokinetic, and statistics reports.
  • Preparation of randomization specifications and the generation of randomization schedules.
  • May review the format of CRFs under the direction of senior Statistical staff.
  • Perform sample size calculations as required.
  • Maintain project administration files with regard to all documents produced by Biostatistics, including associated review, QC and project tracking information and internal and external communications.
  • Provide statistical support to SAS Programmers.
  • SAS programming and related activities for the presentation and analysis of clinical trial data.
  • Review of protocols, providing a statistical advice service for internal and external clients.
  • Scheduling of clinical statistical work to meet required deadlines and ensuring that projects are completed on time.
  • Liaison with internal and external clients, as required, with regards to the requirements for analysis, tables and graphs.
  • Review of Clinical Study Reports and perform peer review of fellow Statisticians’ work.
  • Perform QC of analysis datasets, data displays for secondary efficacy and safety variables.
  • Interpersonal and effective communication skills. Co-operative and team orientated.
  • Training of other members of staff within the department in statistical methods and programming techniques.
  • Promoting a professional attitude at all times both internally and externally and dressing accordingly in an appropriate manner. 


Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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Covance Inc. is proud to be the only drug development company with a full range of research and development services—from lead optimization, to commercialization and life cycle management. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is the drug development business of LabCorp with global operations in more than 30 countries.


Seniority Level:
Experienced - Not Management
  Data / Statistics
Preferred Industry Background:
Managing a team of:
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