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Math Statistician

Description of Duties

  • Evaluate and advise on protocols for clinical studies and assess the evidence for safety and efficacy from clinical studies submitted in drug and biologics applications
  • Employ a broad variety of statistical procedures relevant to pre-clinical and clinical evaluation decisions for new and generic drugs as well as new and biosimilar biologics and the emerging fields of quantitative risk assessment and pharmacogenomics.
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams of review scientists in a dynamic, highly challenging, and innovative atmosphere of development, evaluation, and research of drug and therapeutic biologics.
  • Refine your consulting, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Engage in an active regulatory research program which will allow you to advance your skills and professional development.
  • Interact with national, international, public, and private organizations on statistical issues, and help develop guidance for the pharmaceutical industry.


Basic requirements for all grades in this position include:
  • An advanced degree that includes 24 total semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics.

Grade (Salary) Levels Level at which Mathematical Statistician positions are commonly filled are:

  • GS-11/12/13 at the headquarters and field offices.

Geographical Location

Mathematical Statisticians are located at HQ (suburban Washington, D.C.) and in facilities throughout the U.S.


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