Biostatistics Director

| United States | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 250,000-265,000 Annually
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Our mission is to develop therapies that empower the immune system to combat neurodegeneration and our team is focused on developing treatments for some of the most challenging diseases facing our society. We are supported in this mission by experienced and accomplished scientists and clinicians, a novel portfolio of programs, leading healthcare investors, and pharma company partners, who share in our commitment to bettering the lives of patients and realizing a world where we make brain disorders history 

As the Biostatistics Director, you will provide statistical leadership and expertise in support of the clinical development activities for multiple therapeutic areas. You will be responsible to provide statistic contribute strategically to project decisions with a focus on pre-study planning, protocol development, sample size/power calculations, Statistical Analysis Plan preparation/review, data quality reviews, development of tables/listings/figures, preparation/mapping of clinical study data for regulatory submission, and integrated safety and efficacy reporting. You are expected to apply innovative statistical approaches to the work; support and defend analyses and their interpretations in meetings and teleconferences with regulatory agencies and prepare written responses to agency questions. The Director will possess the ability to influence key decision-makers within the project team and within senior management to ensure a high degree of rigor to the statistical and scientific decision-making process and outcomes.

Do you want to apply your existing technical skills, join a high-performing team and learn and implement new capabilities? Can you see yourself playing a key role in clinical development and trial design for our antibody therapeutics? If so, we want to hear from you. 

During your first year, your goals will include:

  • Define how you will contribute to Alector's overall 3-5 year vision to continually improve our clinical development strategy
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners in the optimized clinical study design, end point selection and sample size calculations, analysis, interpretation, and publication of clinical trial data
  • Execute protocols, statistical analysis plans, study reports, ensure statistical integrity of presentations and publications of clinical studies
  • Support project team and clinical study team including but not limited to derivation of go/no-go criteria, generation of data visualizations and summary reports, and interpretation of results to support internal decision-making
  • Participate in regulatory interactions and responsible for biostatistics input into study protocols and clinical study reports
  • Review study randomization specifications, oversee outsourced development of analysis data and results; and reviewing case report forms while managing workflow to ensure quality, prioritization, and timeliness across multiple programs
  • Provide statistical oversight in the development of key study documents
  • Manage external vendors and serve as a key Biostats liaison with external organizations
  • Participate in establishing and maintaining policies, standards, and guidance for Biostatistical operations
  • Ensure up to date knowledge of industry and academic developments in the Neuroscience and Orphan disease fields and apply to clinical study design and analysis 

We'd love to hear for you if you have:

  • PhD with 8-10 years, or MS with 10-12 years of proven experience in academia or industry. Pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience preferred
  • Solid understanding of theoretical and applied statistics
  • Experience with multiple imputation, multivariate statistics and statistical methods to quantify uncertainty in multi-dimensional data; experience running simulations and mixed models
  • Hands-on ability to drive and lead statistical strategies for clinical development of drug candidates from first-in-human testing to all later phases of clinical investigation, including pivotal Phase 2/3 studies and NDA/BLA submissions
  • Experience with rare disease and real world data
  • Demonstrated success in leading the statistical strategy, analysis, and design of a clinical development program
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory rules and guidelines, e.g., ICH, GCP, HIPAA
  • Advanced programming skills in in SAS and/or R and other relevant statistical software solutions.
  • Ability to code programs to analyze and report complex clinical trial data, as well as for electronic review, exchange, transformation, and submission of data in CDlSC, SDTM and ADaM formats
  • Strong application of innovative study designs and developing landmark criteria (e.g. Go/No Go criteria).
  • Detailed knowledge of adaptive designs, Bayesian methodology, trial simulation, and data modeling strongly preferred



At Alector, our vision is bold, people are our priority, and our values are at the core of everything we do. Our dynamic and flexible environment encourages our teams to experiment, take ownership of decisions, and question convention to solve complex problems. We value shared wins, perseverance, and a growth mindset, which drives us forward, together.

Among the things you'll discover at Alector from your very first day are our committed and driven colleagues, a bold company vision, and new, modern offices designed to inspire innovation and collaboration in South San Francisco, right at the heart of Biotech Bay. Our benefits are thoughtfully designed around Alectorians and their loved ones and include flexible hybrid work options, competitive compensation, and comprehensive and unique benefits that enhance your health and well-being. Come join us! 


We believe that hard-working teams include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other’s assumptions with fresh perspectives and bring creative ideas to the table. We are committed to building an open, diverse, and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

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Alector operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. Alector was founded in 2013. It has 192 total employees. To see all 5 open jobs at Alector, click here.
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