Senior Principal Biostatistician / Associate Director of Biostatistics

Agios Pharmaceuticals

Work remotely, Massachusetts

Date Posted August 23, 2023
Industry Private Sector BioStat Jobs
Telecommute? Hybrid
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Who we are:

Agios is a biopharmaceutical company that is fueled by connections. We thrive in a supportive, fun, and flexible environment full of people empowered to bring their whole selves to work. We care deeply about our work, each other, and the patients who count on us. Our teams cultivate strong bonds with patient communities, healthcare professionals, partners and colleagues, which helps us discover, develop and deliver therapies for genetically defined diseases – and make a bigger difference in their lives. In the U.S., Agios markets a first-in-class pyruvate kinase (PK) activator for the treatment of hemolytic anemia in adults with PK deficiency. Building on the company’s leadership in the field of cellular metabolism, Agios is advancing a robust clinical pipeline of investigational medicines with active and planned programs in alpha- and beta-thalassemia, sickle cell disease, pediatric PK deficiency and MDS-associated anemia. In addition to its clinical pipeline, Agios has multiple investigational therapies in preclinical development and an industry-leading research team with unmatched expertise in cellular metabolism and genetics.

The impact you will make:

Agios Pharmaceuticals is searching for a dynamic Senior Principal Biostatistician/Associate Director of Biostatistics to join our growing Biostatistics team. We want someone who cares about this important work, and who is driven to connect to our mission of helping these patient communities. The Senior Principal Biostatistician/Associate Director of Biostatistics will be responsible for study- or indication-level statistical deliverables including protocol development, writing statistical analyses plans, developing Data Monitoring Committee charters, contributing to study-start up activities, performing statistical analysis, writing reports, presenting results, summarizing findings, and contributing to publications of results. The successful candidate will also participate in regulatory submissions and response to regulatory queries. 

Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience.

What you will do:

  • Provide scientifically rigorous statistical input to protocols, statistical analysis plans, interpretation of statistical results, and scientific publications.
  • Ensure delivery of high-quality, effective, and timely study or indication-level statistical deliverables for assigned projects.
  • Foster effective collaborations with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and Agios standards across all study or indication-level statistical activities.
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of biometrics standards at Agios
  • Serve as a comprehensive resource for clinical development and statistical matters
  • Contribute to non-project activities within Biometrics department. 


What you bring:

  • Sr Principal Statistician: PhD in Biostatistics or related discipline with 3+ years biopharmaceutical industry experience
  • Associate Director of Biostatistics: PhD in Biostatistics or related discipline with 6+ years biopharmaceutical industry experience
  • Experience with regulatory submissions required for Associate Director position
  • Fluent with statistical software including SAS, R, EAST, and nQuery
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


What we will give you:

·       Deliberate Development. Your professional growth as one of our top priorities.

·       Flexibility. We’re all about individual needs. We embrace different perspectives, work styles, health and wellness approaches, care of families and productivity. When you’re at your best, we’re at our best.

·       Premium benefits package . We invest in the health, wellbeing and security of our people with a premium benefits package that is well-rounded and flexible to help meet the varied personal and professional needs of every member of our team.

·       Competitive performance-based compensation. This includes both short- and long-term incentives that are connected to our business strategy.

·       Psychological safety. We support an environment of fearlessness. We want you to share your ideas, speak candidly and take data-informed risks to help push the boundaries.

·       Commitment to diversity. We strive to foster a welcoming workplace where everyone can thrive. We’re continuously looking to improve the inclusivity of our workforce.

·       Commitment to community. We’re an active participant in the communities that surround us – the communities where we live, and the community of people and their loved ones in need of better treatment options for conditions that are often overlooked.

Interested in learning more about what makes our culture unique? Visit the Inside Agios section of our website.