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 trials 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 review, 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 recommendation
  • Familiar with statistical software packages such as SAS, R or S-Plus
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work both independently and in interdisciplinary 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 or by email (in PDF format) with the note "Biostatistician" to


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