Senior Biostatistician

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Bethesda, MD

Bethesda, MD, US
Bethesda, MD
30+ days ago

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CF Foundation) and its employees embrace their commitment to its core values.  These core values are the pillars on which the CF Foundation stand and will continue to sustain us as we move forward.

  • Keep sight of what really matters:  Our decisions are based on what is best for people with cystic fibrosis and their families.
  • Aspire for excellence in all we do:  We take pride in our work. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement.
  • Stronger together:  We collaborate and work together so that we can learn more and achieve more.
  • Innovate with courage:  We embrace challenges. We reach beyond boundaries in pursuit of our vision.
  • Care about our people:  We deeply care about each other and all who support our shared mission. We listen with respect. We support one another.

We are a nonprofit, donor-supported organization that has raised and invested billions of dollars to help develop cystic fibrosis therapies that have changed the lives of people with this disease.  Nearly every CF medicine available today was made possible because of Foundation support.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter under “Resume and Cover Letter Attachment” within the CFF online application.


The Senior Biostatistician will be responsible for developing high-quality evidence to support CFF’s mission to advance high-quality specialized care for all individuals with CF. Additionally, they will expand the impact of the data in the CF Foundation Patient Registry by enabling additional research through data linkages and harmonization and by increasing quality through quality controls and standardization protocols.


  • Conduct statistical analysis for research projects using state of the art analytic techniques for longitudinal modeling.
  • Prepare reports for industry to submit to FDA and EMA to meet their mandated Post-Marking Requirements for approved therapies.
  • Lead the research-focused harmonization and integration of CFFPR data with other sources (e.g. international CF registries, administrative data sets.)
  • Develop quality control and coding resources and guidelines for internal use and to be shared with external data users.
  • Implement enhancements to Data Use capabilities as outlined in the Data Roadmap.


  • Masters in Statistics or Biostatistics with six or more years of relevant experience.
  • Expert SAS, R and SQL programmer.
  • Ability to execute tasks independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts efficiently & clearly.


  • This position reports to the Director, Biostatistics. No direct reports.


  • Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, and temperature.
  • No heavy lifting required.
  • Minimal travel (e.g., 2x/yr.) to conferences and meetings, as necessary.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

Total Rewards 
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is committed to offering competitive compensation (base pay and incentive), benefits, and professional development opportunities that maximize our ability to recruit, retain, reward, and motivate a highly-qualified and diverse workforce. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage; generous time-off and leave policies; a holistic well-being program; health savings and flexible spending accounts; employer-provided life and disability insurance; retirement savings benefits; and a variety of work-life benefits to support employees and their family members.

The CF Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. We strive to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, physical or mental disability, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, genetic information or testing, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or any characteristic protected by law.

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation