Principal Statistician

  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Permanent

Our client is a growing Contract Research Organisation (CRO) seeking a Principal Biostatistician to lead and strengthen the statistical team. This position will be a mixture of project-based management and line management - being the point of contact for sponsors as well as internal teams and so strong communication skills is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a dedicated team of statisticians in a small CRO that values innovation, collaboration, and client satisfaction. They offer a competitive salary package, a supportive work environment, and opportunities for professional growth. If you are passionate about statistics, clinical research, and making a meaningful impact in the healthcare industry, we invite you to apply.

Company Overview:

This CRO is a dedicated provider of high-quality clinical research services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. They have a personalised approach and commitment to excellence, delivering valuable insights and solutions to challenging projects across multiple therapeutic areas.

Position: Principal Biostatistician

Location: AU (remote)

Salary: Salary uplifts offered - TBC


  • Lead and manage the statistical team, providing guidance, mentorship, and fostering a collaborative and innovative environment.
  • Oversee the statistical aspects of clinical trials and research projects, ensuring the highest level of accuracy and compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and develop appropriate statistical methodologies for study protocols, sample size calculations, randomisation, and analysis plans.
  • Conduct statistical analyses, interpret results, and contribute to the preparation of study reports, regulatory submissions, and publications.
  • Review and validate statistical outputs, ensuring data quality and integrity.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, advancements, and regulatory changes in statistical methodologies, contributing to the continuous improvement of processes and best practices within the organisation.
  • Provide statistical input in client meetings, fostering strong client relationships, and ensuring client satisfaction.


  • BSc in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (3+ years) in statistical analysis within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or CRO industry.
  • Excellent knowledge of clinical trial design, methodologies, and regulatory guidelines (ICH, FDA, etc.).
  • Ability to effectively communicate statistical concepts and results to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

How to Apply:

Apply direct here for the position or email your CV to Keeley Munday at or call direct on 02 8310 5854.

Associated Keywords: Statistics Manager, CRO (Contract Research Organisation), Clinical Research, Statistician, Biostatistics, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Methodologies, Study Design, Data Analysis, SAS, R, SPSS, Regulatory Guidelines, ICH (International Council for Harmonisation), FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), Clinical Trials, Adaptive Clinical Trials, Bayesian Statistics, Leadership, People Management, Team Management, Communication Skills, Business Development, Client Relationship, Mentorship

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