Principal Biostatistician

San Diego, CA 92121

Posted: 09/02/2022 Job Category: Biometrics, Pharma / Biotech Job Number: 2513

Job Description

Principal, Biostatistician

Industry: Biopharmaceutical

Status: Full-Time Employee

Location: Remote




  • Lead the development and implementation of innovative statistical methodology and trial designs including adaptive and Bayesian techniques.
  • Create/review statistical analysis plans, sample size calculations, statistical section of protocols, randomizations, and more.
  • Review and contribute to the development of Case Report Forms, programming specifications, and ADaM datasets.
  • Statistical consultation within cross-functional teams with clear communication of more complex statistical topics.
  • Define and program/validate complex statistical analyses in SAS.
  • Support for medical affairs in the documentation and validation of posters, abstracts, manuscripts, and publications.




  • Our client is passionate about developing novel drug therapies to improve people’s lives and overall health.
  • Flexible time off policy and holiday shutdown periods.
  • Exceptional compensation and benefits package including stock options, 401K matching, PTO, health benefits, and vacation time.



  • MS with 7+ years of experience or PhD with 4+ years of experience, degree in Biostatistics or Statistics.
  • Experience working on NDA or BLA submission.
  • Understanding of CDISC/CDASH standards including SDTM structure.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to inspire and influence at all levels.













At ABA Search, we value professionalism, honesty, and hard work. We're positive, innovative thinkers, and we use creativity to turn challenges into opportunities. We thrive on deepening our expertise. We're energized by the life science and pharmaceutical industries, passionate about staffing, and committed to the success of our clients and candidates. That's what makes us "the name to know in recruitment."




Meet Your Recruiter

Denise Levine
Director, Executive Search - Biometrics

Denise joined ABA in 2019, as a Director of Executive Search. She has been working as a Recruiter for the past 16 years, 10 of which have been supporting the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industries, specifically in the areas of biometrics and clinical trials. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. Denise takes pride in developing long-term relationships and is particularly excited about getting to know clients and candidates beyond the job description and the resume. She is passionate about connecting top talent with the right opportunity. 

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Denise played soccer throughout her youth and also in college. She's currently the Assistant Coach to her son's soccer team. Denise lives in Placer County where she enjoys family time with her husband, two boys, and their chocolate lab, Suzy. She spends her weekends on house projects, gardening, crafting, coaching her son’s soccer team, exploring, spending time with friends and family, and camping.

Favorite things to do in Placer County: Exploring all of the fun activities Placer County has to offer, lake days, and wine tasting

Favorite Quote: "Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you." – Walt Whitman

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