Director, biostatistics and programming

30. oktober, 2015

Director, Biostatistics and Programming

 Are you an experienced biostatistician or programmer and do you thrive in a dynamic, inspiring environment? Would you like the chance to lead and further develop the statistics department in a smaller company with a smooth decision‑making process and valued employee influence?

Larix A/S is a Nordic CRO – we offer full-service solutions within the pharmaceutical and medical device areas. Our headquarter and statistical department is located near Copenhagen in the middle of the Medicon Valley region, and we have strong ties to the thriving pharmaceutical and biotech activities in this region. We also have local offices in Lund, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki.

At Larix, you will be heading the Biostatistics and Programming group – your main tasks will be to manage, lead and further develop the group of currently 12 employees, who are working either in-house at Larix or as outsourced consultants. This includes customer contacts and contracts, employee mentoring and coaching as well as ensuring delivery of high-quality services across the department. A key aspect of your job is making sure stakeholders receive what they need in a timely manner. You will also be working hands-on with statistical and/or programming tasks.

At Larix, we keep a friendly atmosphere – we believe having fun while working is important. We are a relatively small company with approximately 65 employees, and we have all the benefits of being able to collaborate across functions, follow clinical trial processes from start to finish, and learn from each other. You will be a member of our experienced Management Team and contribute to the company’s overall planning and strategy.

You are an experienced biostatistician or programmer with experience in line or project management – we will get to know you as a proactive and competent manager who approaches projects with a team player’s spirit. Moreover:

  • You have 10+ years of experience as a biostatistician or programmer in pharmaceutical or biotech companies and a strong network within these areas. Experience from a CRO is an asset.
  • You have experience with direct people management, you lead by setting a clear direction and supporting a positive working culture.
  • With a background as biostatistician, you will hold the overall professional responsibility for both the biostatistics and programming areas. With a background as programmer, you will only hold the professional responsibility for the programming area.
  • You have a relevant university degree in statistics, computing, engineering, life sciences or equivalent, preferably combined with a PhD, and you have broad knowledge of several therapeutic areas.
  • You have profound knowledge of SAS, while solid experience with other languages such as R, VBA, C# is an advantage.
  • You have excellent communication skills – and of course, you speak and write English effortlessly. Communication skills in a Scandinavian language are considered an asset.

At Larix, we look forward to welcoming you on board – you are welcome to contact Klaus Juel Olsen, CEO, at +45 61 61 80 11 or for more information. You can also visit our website at

To apply for this position, please forward your application and CV by e-mail to Lene Eskildsen at Applications will be handled in the order they arrive.

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