Senior Research Scientist

Frontier Science is looking for a Senior Research Scientist to join their statistical team. Frontier Science participates in research studies in a number of areas, including HIV/AIDS in adult and pediatric populations, tuberculosis, and cancer, and receives funding from grants and contracts from major funding agencies. The highly knowledgeable staff serve as co-investigators and key personnel on these studies.

The role of the Senior Research Scientist is to assume the statistical lead on proposals, protocols, and study teams, within a wide range of collaborative research studies including clinical trials, varying from small phase 1 to large phase 3 studies across many different study designs and disease areas. A great degree of leadership, innovation, and initiative is expected of the Senior Research Scientist.

Location: This role will be assigned to the office based in Boston, MA, but consideration will be made for a fully remote candidate.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Writing statistical sections of proposals/protocols and contributing to overall study design
  • Serving as principal investigator or co-investigator on scientific research grants submitted for funding to major funding agencies
  • Preparing statistical analysis plans
  • Preparing data monitoring plans
  • Creating programming specifications and mock Tables, Figures, and Listings
  • Producing interim and final statistical analysis reports
  • Serving as a key author on manuscripts
  • Take the lead on manuscripts from self-initiated analyses using existing databases, design papers, self-initiated methodologic papers, etc.
  • Serve as the lead independent statistician in support of IDMCs to create, test, and document programs used for analyses; and in this capacity, work to maximize the clarity and completeness of the presentation of study results
  • Attend professional meetings and short courses to expand or maintain professional knowledge and expertise, and participating in informal seminars and training sessions within the organization
  • Assuming leadership roles within Frontier Science, on specific projects to which the organization plays a major role, or in the larger research community (nationally or internationally). For example, this may include:
    • Organizing internal seminars or similar knowledge sharing sessions within the organization
    • Mentoring junior or new hire statistical, epidemiological, or statistical programming staff at Frontier Science
    • Participating in scientific committees of major networks
    • Presenting at national or international scientific meetings (either statistical or subject area-related) and workshops organized by academic or governmental agencies
    • Serving in a formal leadership capacity for Frontier Science
    • Participating in expert panels, task forces, technical consultations, and workshops
    • Co-authoring the writing of proposals for major grants and contracts and serving as co-investigator for areas of interest to Frontier Science
    • Serve on application scientific review study sections of granting organizations.

Reports to: Office Director

Required qualifications:

  • Doctoral-level degree in biostatistics, statistics or closely-related field
  • At least 10 years of experience as a Research Scientist/Associate, or similar position, along with a proven track record of success
  • Experience with major statistical computing packages, such as SAS and R
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including scientific writing.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with clinical trials, from either professional experience or coursework from higher level education.

Applications will be received through the ADP Workforce Now Career Center using the following link: ADP Workforce Now Frontier Science Career Center.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.