PhD Biostatistician For Biotechnology Equity Research Team

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 17 Oct 18

PhD Biostatistician For Biotechnology Equity Research Team

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Equity Research
The Equity Research department is responsible for researching macroeconomic and microeconomic conditions, along with company fundamentals. It also collects and analyses financial information to make investment recommendations on stocks in specific sectors. Research analysts build financial models to explore alternative scenarios, examine industries and communicate with companies and investors. Equity Research team members discuss their analysis and investment recommendations in research notes. A career in investment research at Morgan Stanley demands a commitment to excellence and a passion for the markets as well as the highest level of integrity.

We are seeking an experienced Biostatistician to join our Biotech team in New York, NY.

The primary responsibilities are but are not limited to:
• Run statistical analysis of clinical trials based on publically available information including power calculations, monte carlo simulations and sample size calculations to compare against published expectations
• Aid the senior analyst in developing views on the probability of success for upcoming clinical data readouts based on your analysis and comparisons to expectations for other clinical studies with similar indications or mechanisms of action
• Attend medical meetings and closely watch clinical development programs
• Interact with institutional investors and respond to questions
• Develop and maintain relationships with investor relations personnel and management teams of companies under coverage.

Skills Required
• PhD in statistics/biostatistics
• Experience running simulations and statistical analysis
• Experience with preclinical reviews/development of drugs
• Must have strong communications skills - written and oral
• Ability to work independently
• Prior experience at a US or European drug regulator, competitive intelligence or preclinical science at a corporate business development team or a biostatistics role at a pharmaceutical corporation are a plus *LI-NF1