Job Title / Job Description
Senior Manager, Biostatistics
I work with clients and with internal staff as part of a consulting group with a focus on clinical trials. I perform statistical consulting and reporting, but as a manager spend more time with clients assessing their needs and with internal programmers, statisticians, and writers figuring out how to get the work done in a timely/cost-effective manner. What I like best about my job is the diverse tasks associated with the position
What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?
Biostatistician (mostly a mix of programming and statistics), clinical project managers (work with investigational sites, sponsors, vendors etc.)
What new technology will be important?
Increasing reliance on electronic data capture, where subject data can be captured immediately in a database ready for analysis.
What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?
Masters degree in public health (concentration biostatistics)
What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?
Either a MA in statistics, or a MPH with strong statistical programming skills
When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?
No - definitely not, but I was always interested in medicine.