Assistant/Associate Director Biostatistician

AKCEA Therapeutics

Carlsbad, California

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Date Posted November 02, 2021
Industry Private Sector BioStat Jobs
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


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Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in San Diego, is in the North San Diego County city of Carlsbad. For more than 30 years, Ionis has been the leader in RNA-targeted therapy, pioneering new markets and changing standards of care with our novel antisense technology. Ionis currently has three marketed medicines – Spinraza, the standard of care for all forms of spinal muscular atrophy; Tegsedi, the first approved RNA-targeted therapy for polyneuropathy caused by hereditary ATTR (transthyretin) amyloidosis; and Waylivra, the only approved treatment for familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS). Ionis has a premier late-stage pipeline highlighted by our industry-leading neurological and cardiometabolic franchises. Scientific innovation began and continues at Ionis with the understanding that sick people depend on the success of the company. This belief drives Ionis’ vision of becoming one of the most successful biotechnology companies.

As the first company to fully harness the power of RNA technology for human therapeutics, Ionis’ platform continues to revolutionize drug discovery and transform lives for patients with unmet needs. Ionis’ medicines span multiple therapeutic areas, routes of administration and diverse patient populations, and Ionis innovation is driving meaningful progress for many of the most challenging health issues.

Ionis is building upon our innovative research and drug development excellence to provide greater value to patients. Based on the breadth and remarkable progress of our pipeline, Ionis is projecting to have a vast number of new transformational products on the market in the coming years. Ionis is well positioned financially to deliver on our strategic goals.

Ionis is a challenging, motivating and rewarding environment designed to foster innovation and scientific excellence. Our success is a direct result of our outstanding employees. We are interested in bringing together individuals with different skill sets into this creative environment to be part of a productive team. Join us and experience our unique culture while you develop and expand your career.


(Job title/level will be commensurate with experience)


  • Design clinical trials and provide sound statistical guidance on clinical development projects
  • Provide sample size estimates for proposed studies
  • Write statistical section of study protocols, statistical analysis plans and study reports
  • Develop clinical trial randomization
  • Review study protocols, CRFs, database structures, study reports and annual reports
  • Lead study or project team in the review and discussion of SAP
  • Oversee and monitor CRO performance on implementation of SAP
  • Maintain study documentation of statistical analyses and supportive documents
  • Other duties as assigned


  • PhD degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or related field, and at least three years of relevant experience, or a master’s degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or related field, and at least five years of relevant experience
  • Proficient with SAS programming and other statistical software (e.g., R, nQuery)
  • Proven knowledge of CDISC standards and application of those standards to projects
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal

Excellent salary and benefits package offered.

For more information about Ionis and to apply for this position, please visit our website, Reference Requisition #IONIS002687


Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and all its subsidiaries are proud to be EEO employers.