Director of BioStatistics

London, England, United Kingdom · Biostatistics


The Director Biostatistics at Orchard Therapeutics is a key member of a cross-functional team working to provide transformative gene therapies to patients with rare diseases. Reporting to the Senior Director Biostatistics, this role provides a unique opportunity to contribute strategic statistical thinking to all aspects of clinical drug development in a dynamic environment.


In this role you will be expected to provide leadership and guidance as the lead statistician on one or more project teams. As a key member of the Program Team, you will be required to provide the statistical strategy for the project and be accountable for all statistical aspects of clinical studies and submissions paying particular regard to data and statistical quality, relevance to regulatory requirements, and scientific validity. This will be a hands-on role in which you will be expected to provide everything from high-level strategy to ad hoc analyses.

Key responsibilities will include:


Extensive experience of working as a statistical leader in drug development

Expertise in a range of statistical methodologies with practical applications

Ability to communicate complex statistical concepts to non-statisticians

Demonstrable leadership, project management, and interpersonal skills

Experience in managing and working with CROs and consultants

Good knowledge of CDISC standards

Proven success, through previous submissions or interactions, in meeting regulatory guidelines and requirements for drug development

Self-starter with the ability to work on a cross-functional team

Experience working in rare diseases or in trials in small populations would be an advantage

Experience with Bayesian methodology would be an advantage

Education & skills


All employment offers and CV’s are managed through our Human Resources Department and all candidates are presented through this avenue. Therefore, the Human Resources Department at Orchard Therapeutics requests that recruiters are not to contact Orchard Therapeutics employees directly to present candidates. Complying with this request will be a factor in determining future professional relationships with Orchard Therapeutics. Orchard Therapeutics will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates for either current or future positions. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of an agreement between the Human Resources Department and the recruiter does not create any implied obligation on the part of Orchard Therapeutics.

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