Senior Clinical Data Scientist


Basel Area - Allschwil, BL, CH



About Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Idorsia Ltd is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.

In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical company, with a strong scientific core.

Headquartered in Switzerland - a European biotech hub - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.

Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 600 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Clinical Data Scientist to join our team !


Job Responsibilities


  • Set up / lead / support ideation and scoping sessions with business stakeholders
  • Plan (including analysis plan authoring) in collaboration with the Project Statistician and conduct analyses using various types of data within and among Clinical Projects
  • Analyze data to meet the objectives of analysis plans. Independently apply basic and complex analytical techniques.
  • Dig into and explore data in and outside Idorsia with a critical eye, unearth insights, support clinical trial teams develop a comprehensive and deep understanding of the data, and foster learning with colleagues using analytical tools and applications 
  • Create outputs that may be used for publication, regulatory submissions, internal decision-making, market tracking, or other uses. 
  • Communicate results and educate others through insightful visualizations, reports, publications and presentations. Utilize a diverse array of data mining, analytics and modeling techniques to generate and test working hypotheses in consultation with the Project Statistician, deliver insights and support actionable recommendations to Clinical Teams / Clinical Trial Teams
  • Support risk-based monitoring by preparing & sharing outputs / reports to CTTs
  • Proactively forecast data trends, including deviations and deficiencies.
  • Represent the team and/or department and participate in cross-functional initiatives
  • Keep track and oversee of programming activities when outsourced to selected vendors and ensure regular feedback is exchanged
  • Supervise the creation and maintenance of quality documents relevant to the role
  • Assess, recommend and develop new standards, policies, templates and procedures
  • Ensure processes are followed as defined in quality documents
  • Ensure quality documents are maintained and all applicable trial documents filed in the eTMF
  • Ensure standards for documents, metadata, data are created, maintained and applied


Candidate's Requirements


  • Master’s degree degree in the field of computer science, machine learning, applied statistics, mathematics, with at least 5-7 years of relevant programming experience, of which at least five within a pharmaceutical company or a clinical research organization (CRO)
  • Experience extracting, cleaning, preparing, modeling and visualizing data; proficiency in one or more statistical programming languages such as R, SAS, Python, Ruby, Java; knowledge of R packages such as dplyr for data manipulation and ggplot2 for plotting
  • Familiar with generation of interactive reports/dashboards, e.g. R Shiny, Dash, Spotfire, Tableau, Qlik Sense
  • Proficient in creating reproducible reports through code versioning using RMarkdown or Notebooks 
  • Excellent knowledge of processes related to statistical analyses in clinical trials
  • Knowledge and understanding of CDISC, especially SDTM and ADaM
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and self-direction, ability to spot trends, teach others and willingness to learn new techniques
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, rigorous scientific writing and proof-reading skills and ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects from conception to completion
  • Must be able to work according to operating procedures, specifications and timelines
  • Knowledge of international clinical research regulations and requirements (ICH-GCP) and 21 CFR Part 11
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal skills, and a positive communication style
  • Fluent in English


What Idorsia offers


  • Exciting opportunities for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution-oriented environment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous benefits

Work Location: Allschwil- Basel Area

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Global Clinical Development - Biometry

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 2306


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you would be informed in greater detail in due course.

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