Careers

Our people are our strength and key to our success.  If you have a strong technical and academic background, leadership and collaborative skills, and an interest in clinical research, we invite you to explore our career opportunities.  We are an equal opportunity employer and support diversity in our workplace.

To apply for a position listed below, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to: humanresources@scian.com

 

Position/Title: General Manager
Location: Head Office
Status: Part-Time (minimum 24 Hours) or Full Time
Reports to: President, CEO
Subordinates: Office Manager/Executive Assistant; Quality Assurance; IT Systems Administrator
Number of Available Positions: 1

Summary

Manages the company’s day-to-day functions, ensuring the efficient and cost-effective use of resources. Fosters strong employee relations and the achievement of financial goals, ensuring that all employees comply with regulatory, client, corporate, and regional policies and procedures, while supporting a culture of accountability and professional conduct.

Key Responsibilities

  • HR functions: screening, recruiting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling and disciplining staff; communicating ethics and values, strategies and objectives; assigning accountabilities; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; developing incentives; supporting a climate for offering information and opinions; providing educational opportunities
  • Manages payroll
  • Manages project/study budgets: planning, tracking, invoicing, internal performance reviews and subsequent corrective actions
  • Supports CEO in developing strategic plans by studying technological, financial and service opportunities; presenting assumptions; recommending courses of action
  • Supports CEO in achieving company goals by establishing plans, budgets and results measurements; allocating resources; reviewing progress; making mid-course corrections
  • Coordinates company resources by establishing procurement, production, marketing and professional technical services, policies and procedures
  • Supports CEO in building a positive company image by collaborating with customers, regulatory agencies, employees, community organizations, as well as through media and promotional services providers
  • Supports quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Post Secondary degree: BSC or higher education in job related fields
  • Direct CRO or related work experience
  • Experience in managing teams in a professional, B2B business: experience managing expert personnel in different functional departments of a small business
  • Accounting, budgeting and general project management skills
  • Knowledge of quality assurance and quality systems as it relates to the CRO business model
  • Minimum ten years service business management experience
  • Strong written and oral communications skills; excellent public relations and networking skills
  • Superior knowledge and understanding of computer systems; fluent user of most business applications (MS Office; Accounting apps, etc…)
  • Capacity to plan and organize workload expectations in a complex service business; ability to accept responsibility and demonstrate accountability

Position/Title: Lead / Project Biostatistician
Location: Head Office
Status: Full Time
Reports to: Director, Biostatistics and CDM
Subordinates: None
Number of Available Positions: 1

Summary

The successful candidate acts as the lead or back-up project manager for multiple projects and is the primary contact with the sponsor for all biostatistics and CDM related activities on the projects across major therapeutic areas (oncology, CNS, infectious disease, immunotherapy, stem cell and gene therapies, etc.).

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborates in protocol development by choosing an appropriate study design, including statistical methodologies, sample size calculation and writing the statistical section of the protocol
  • Writes or reviews Statistical Analysis Plans (SAPs) based on the protocol, including development of mock-up tables, listings and figures.
  • Directs the activities of Biostatistics and CDM personnel on assigned projects to ensure timely completion and high quality of work.  Provides requirements and oversight to the project team and is an independent review of work produced by the project team.
  • Contribute to the review and interpretation of analysis results.
  • Contributes to clinical study reports, including authoring of statistical sections and interpretation of analysis results.
  • Provides support for preparation of publications, including manuscripts, posters and abstracts
  • Conducts and participates in the review and quality control of project deliverables, ensuring that output meets expectations and is consistent with the deliverables defined in the project contract.
  • Conducts time estimates for completion of study related activities with the project team.  Monitors progress on study activities against project milestones and ensures timelines for project deliverables are met.  Manages the project proactively and identifies out-of-scope task and escalates to management.
  • Ensures proper study closeout by documenting and archiving study related materials according to SOPs and/or Sponsor requirements
  • Perform statistical programming, when needed.

Qualifications

  • MSc. or PhD. in Statistics or Biostatistics
  • 5+ years of relevant clinical trial experience
  • Experience in the design, analysis and reporting of clinical trials across a wide range of therapeutic areas including oncology and CNS
  • In-depth knowledge of a range of statistical methodology such mixed models and repeated measures
  • Experience with CDISC standards including SDTM and ADaM
  • Knowledge of FDA and ICH regulations and guidelines
  • Proficient in statistical programming (SAS)
  • Team-oriented with proven ability to lead a cross-functional team
  • Willingness to work with others and assist project initiatives as necessary to meet the needs of the project.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

Position/Title: Statistical Programmer Analyst – Levels 1 - 3

Location: Head Office

Status: Full Time

Reports to: Manager, Biostatistics and CDM

Subordinates: None

Number of Available Positions: 3

Summary

SCiAN's STAT group is responsible for the data analysis and reporting activities associated with IND-stage phase I - III clinical trials.

The successful candidate will contribute to SCiAN's internal STAT project teams and will support the EDC-CDM group to with respect to data management activities.

Key Responsibilities

On a project-by-project basis:

  • Develop and review SAS programs for the reporting of clinical trial data, including analysis-ready datasets (e.g. ADaM, Sponsor-defined), tables, listings and figures (TLFs)
  • Develop specifications and programs for data transfers and assist in their review to ensure the datasets meet the specifications
  • Review draft and production output for projects to ensure quality and consistency
  • Perform QC/statistical review of TLFs for study endpoints
  • Perform statistical analysis of clinical trial data using appropriate methodology, under the supervision of senior statistical staff
  • Assist in the preparation of tables, figure and listing shells under the supervision of senior statistical staff
  • Assist the EDC-CDM group with validation activities (e.g. record reconciliation, off-line data validation checks, etc.), as appropriate
  • Assist in the preparation of statistical reports under the supervision of senior statistical staff
  • Develop problem-solving skills and willingness to learn and seek advice from senior statistical staff
  • Assure quality of personal work.

Qualifications

  • BSc. or MSc. in Statistics (preferred) or related field
  • Experience in statistical programming (SAS preferred) in the Pharma/Biotech industry: Level 1 - 0 to 2 years, Level 2 - 2 to 5 years, Level 3 - 5+ years
  • Knowledge of CDISC, SDTM and ADaM, an asset
  • Knowledge of FDA and ICH regulations and guidelines preferred
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Cooperative and team-oriented
  • Self-motivated and detailed-oriented
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines while maintaining high standards