Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Biomarker & Data Insights Sr. Statistician

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Biomarker & Data Insights Sr. Statistician, are to: 



  • Collaborates with representatives from other functions to plan, execute and analyze all biomarker aspects (including genomics and data obtained directly from patient sensors) of clinical studies or biomarker studies in the role of the biomarker statistician and assumes the role of the project biomarker statistician under guidance of an experienced statistician;
  • Develops the Biomarker Evaluation Plan for the study as appropriate, ensuring overall consistency within and between projects;
  • Facilitates the overall organization and coordination of statistical activities regarding biomarker research and development activities for specific studies and projects;
  • Facilitates and/or conducts and designs advanced data analysis utilizing all types of structured and unstructured data generated within clinical trials;
  • Furthermore designs complex analysis algorithms based on e.g. Machine Learning / AI methodology;
  • This includes the analyses of data obtained directly from patient sensors/ wearables and other complex high dimensional data sources;
  • Assumes responsibility for the production and accuracy of the Biomarker Evaluation Report with respect to statistical deliverables and interpretation of the results;
  • Works independently at routine and complex statistical questions and tasks;
  • Develops and implements standard processes for the analysis of routine (parts of) biomarker assessments;
  • Oversees and ensures accurate and timely delivery of statistical work outsourced to external providers;
  • Biomarker research is now essential in (personalized) drug development, and is increasingly sought after during the approval process by the FDA and EMA;
  • This entails the design and analysis of all biomarker aspects in clinical trials (including companion diagnostics and inclusion of devices in the drug development process) and the writing of statistical reports to be submitted to authorities as a crucial part of our New Drug Application (NDA) for each product.


Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • PhD or MSc in Biostatistics, Statistics or Mathematics, or related field;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, as required;
  • Good knowledge of statistical programming languages (including SAS and R);
  • Basic knowledge of relevant R packages for analysis of highdimensional data;
  • Fluent English skills;
  • At least two years as a statistician with significant time spend in pharma, biotech or similar sector.


Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: NJ-Whippany
Functional Area: [sap_fa_16]
Entry Level: 5