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Edwards Lifesciences Director, Biostatistics (Remote, USA) in Montana

Edwards Lifesciences' trailblazing Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies (TMTT) division is looking for a Director , Biostatistics to be based in either the Irvine, CA area or remotely within the United States.

As a Director, Biostatistics, you are responsible for a team of biostatisticians while ensuring the proper design, analysis and presentation of clinical studies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as core team member and lead biostatistician of assigned clinical trials

  • Accountable for clinical trials assigned to direct reports

  • Manage and oversee the work of biostatistics team and may indirectly manage cross functional or matrix teams

  • Provide technical/statistical leadership to multiple and/or complex clinical projects in collaboration with cross-functional teams

  • Provide statistical insight/strategies to study design for complex clinical studies

  • Develop a robust talent development plan in alignment with functional growth strategies of the department

  • Develop and lead the implementation of biostatistics strategies which may include negotiations with internal and external parties

  • Provide guidance on process improvement projects within biostatistics and cross-functional areas

  • Create, maintain, and implement SOPs, processes, standards, and work instructions with respect to biostatistics to ensure compliance, accuracy, efficiency and optimization

  • Manage activities with accountability for successful completion of all deliverables

  • Identify risk, develop mitigation strategies, alternative solutions, resolve issues, action item follow up, etc. in collaboration with cross functional and/or matrix teams

  • Provide statistical expertise to internal and external stakeholders (e.g., presentation/publication, Marketing, Health Economics & Reimbursement)

  • Make resource planning and budgetary recommendations on operational expenditure planning and other financial activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biostatistics or Statistics with minimum 8 years of previous analytical experience in clinical trials OR

  • Master’s degree in Biostatistics or Statistics with minimum 11 years of previous analytical experience in clinical trials

  • Must be proficient with SAS or R

  • Demonstrated ability to manage assigned team and providing coaching and feedback, including responsibility for all employee actions including hire/fire authority and partnering with HR on all aspects of employee relations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Adaptive design and Bayesian analysis experience

  • Proven track of successful experience in NDA/IDE/PMA/PMDA/CE mark submissions

  • DMC/DSMB experience

  • Experience using PASS or EAST

General Expectations

  • Expert understanding of clinical trial design while identifying applications of functional knowledge and methodologies to resolve complex problems

  • Expert understanding of related aspects of biostatistics processes or systems

  • Expert understanding and knowledge of regulatory guidelines (GCP, ICH, FDA, ISO) relevant in pharmaceutical/medical device research setting

  • Capable of independently leading pivotal trials

  • Experience in trial simulations for sample size and power calculation

  • Familiar with survival, regression and categorical data analysis methods

  • Proven successful project management leadership skills

For Colorado Residents Only

  • Aligning our overall business objectives with performance, we offer competitive salaries, performance-based incentives, and a wide variety of benefits programs to address the diverse individual needs of our employees and their families.

  • The base pay range for this position is $178,000 to $208,000

  • Additional information can be found at


Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Edwards is committed to complying with the requirements and guidance from our government authorities and to protecting our vulnerable patients and the healthcare providers who are treating them around the world. As such, all Healthcare Interacting positions require COVID-19 vaccination, which includes anyone who directly interfaces with patients and those who interact with healthcare providers as part of their role. If hired, as a condition of employment, you will be required to submit proof that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption from being vaccinated.