Biostatistician at the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research

The Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research ( employs more than 70 coworkers at the SAKK Coordinating Center in Bern. According to our vision “We advance cancer care“, we are a non-profit organization conducting clinical trials in oncology since 1965. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team immediately or upon agreement as

Biostatistician 80 - 100 %

Your tasks:
• Ensure sound statistical planning, analysis, reporting, and publication of clinical tri-als and the associated research projects (e.g. translational research, quality of life, etc.) as well as registry projects
• Provide input, discuss and develop trial proposals with investigators
• Review relevant documents (e.g. trial proposals, statistical analysis plans, clinical study reports, etc.)
• Work with Clinical Data Managers and Statistical Programmers to ensure high data quality
• Provide statistical support and advice to other biostatisticians within the Statistics team and to physicians in the SAKK network
• Keep up to date with developments in statistics and oncology through literature re-view, conference attendance, etc.
• Initiate and perform methodological research in medical statistics when appropriate

About you:
• Ph.D. or Master’s Degree / Diploma in statistics or a related field with at least 2 years of experience as statistician
• Experience in clinical trials, in oncology and/or working as a statistical consultant would be an asset
• Knowledge in trial design and survival analysis is desirable, but not a recommenda-tion
• Familiar with statistical software packages such as SAS, R or S-Plus
• Strong problem solving skills and ability to work both independently and in interdis-ciplinary teams
• Very good project management skills, ability to work efficiently in several parallel projects
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
• Ability to communicate in German

We offer:
• The opportunity to participate in leading Swiss oncological research
• Flexible working hours, good holiday package and possibility to work from home
• Advantageous employment conditions and a friendly working environment
• The chance to do statistical work that matters

For more information, you may contact Stefanie Hayoz, PhD, Head of Statistics (+41 31 508 42 20). We look forward to receiving your application online at or by email (in PDF format) with the note "Biostatistician" to

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