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Associate Director, Biostatistics - Eikon Therapeutics

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Job Title
Associate Director, Biostatistics
Job Location
Jersey City, NJ
Job Description

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.


We are seeking a skilled and highly motivated Associate Director, Biostatistics to join our talented team. The successful candidate will contribute their statistical expertise and strategic thinking to the design, execution, and analysis of clinical trials and experimental studies. In collaboration with cross-functional teams, you will lead statistical efforts that facilitate evidence-based conclusions and guide our research and development initiatives.

About You

The ideal candidate for this role should possess a proven track record of designing and analyzing clinical trials and experimental studies. This candidate excels in leading interdisciplinary teams to design studies, developing statistical analysis plans, performing advanced statistical analyses, and providing guidance to team members. Their proficiency in statistical programming languages, understanding of regulatory guidelines, and excellent communication skills are essential for conveying complex statistical concepts to non-technical stakeholders. The ideal candidate also demonstrates leadership capabilities and a deep knowledge of emerging trends and best practices in biostatistics, statistical tools, and software.

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to design clinical trials, experiments, and studies, ensuring appropriate statistical methodologies are employed.
  • Lead the development of statistical analysis plans, including endpoints, sample size determination, randomization strategies, and statistical methodologies.
  • Collaborate with clinical trial team to support study conduct, analysis and reporting.
  • Develop and/or review statistical documents for clinical trials, including table/listing/figure shells, statistical analysis, and specifications of variable derivation.
  • Work collaboratively with Statistical Programmers, Clinical Research, Clinical Data Managers and other Clinical, Safety, Regulatory and Project Management colleagues to meet project deliverables and timelines for statistical data analysis and reporting.
  • Independently conduct clinical trial statistical simulations; conduct ad hoc analyses if needed.
  • Perform advanced statistical analyses on complex datasets, interpreting results and drawing actionable conclusions.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to biostatisticians and data analysts within the team.
  • Contribute to regulatory submissions by providing statistical expertise and preparing relevant sections of documents.
  • Stay current with emerging trends and best practices in biostatistics and their application in the biotechnology field.
  • Drive the implementation and utilization of advanced statistical tools and software.


  • PhD or equivalent degree in statistics/biostatistics or related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of clinical research and drug development experience, or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 10 years relevant work experience.
  • Recent experience working in the field of oncology preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of statistical analysis methodologies and experimental design.
  • Proficiency in statistical programming languages (e.g., R, SAS) and experience with data visualization tools.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory guidelines (ICH, FDA, etc.) and their implications on statistical analysis and reporting.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey complex statistical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including the ability to lead and mentor a team.
  • Experience with Bayesian statistics and adaptive trial designs.
  • Knowledge of machine learning and its application in biostatistics.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals showcasing contributions to the field of biostatistics.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based computing and big data analysis.

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:​

  • 401k plan with company matching​
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)​
  • Mental health and wellness benefits​
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns​
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies​
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies ​
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit​
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site​

The expected salary range for this role is $187,000 to $204,250 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization. You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date. If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We are currently not accepting any new third-party agencies or firms at this time. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Eikon Therapeutics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm associated with unsolicited resumes.

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Eikon Therapeutics Headquarters Location

Hayward, CA

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Eikon Therapeutics Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

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Eikon Therapeutics Funding Rounds

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  • Series C

    $106,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $518,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $148,000,000 USD

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