Temporary Clinical Data Scientist - Remote Position

Data Management and Services · Santa Cruz, California
Department Data Management and Services
Employment Type Full-Time Temp
Minimum Experience Experienced

About MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC)

MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC) catalyzes healing and well-being through psychedelic drug development, therapist training programs, and sales of prescription psychedelics while prioritizing public benefit above profit. Founded in 2014, MAPS PBC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


More information about the organization is available at https://mapspublicbenefit.com.


MAPS PBC is committed to the evolution of psychedelic healing modalities. We are building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We value transparency, autonomy, experimentation, and kind, direct feedback. We welcome applicants who thrive in the midst of a growing organization that values science and healing.


We believe in diversity and inclusion of people of all backgrounds, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, educational backgrounds, arrest or conviction record, military and veteran status, religions, abilities, and perspectives. MAPS PBC values and seeks applicants who are people of color, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid. MAPS PBC strives to continually improve upon the supportive, equitable, and accessible work environment.


Why work for MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC)?

MAPS PBC is a dispersed workforce that offers full-time employment in a dynamic remote work environment. This means our employees enjoy competitive salaries and benefits packages, as well as the comfort of working from their own homes. Through the conscious use of technology, we stay connected to our team members and professional community while, at the same time, enjoying the freedom of a remote environment.


We are committed to conscious leadership and an inclusive team dynamic. Our culture is one of mutual respect, responsibility, and trust. Our employees’ health and happiness are priorities, and we treat our staff like people, not numbers on a spreadsheet.


MAPS PBC is at the forefront of changing the way mental health issues are treated and is committed to bringing dignity and access to overcoming mental health challenges through the conscious use of psychedelics. We believe we are changing the world, and we want you to be a part of it.


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Director of Data Management & Services, the Clinical Data Scientist (CDS) provides technical support to the statistical programming function fulfilled by the Independent Statistical Group to ensure clinical data is analyzed with high quality and presented in accordance with regulatory standards. The CDS provides expertise and hands on support to clinical projects, and successfully achieves all statistical programming objectives.

The CDS contributes to interpretation of results, writing/reviewing publications and clinical study reports. The interpretation of analyses will be used to inform study designs and data collection of future studies, as well as translate findings for publications and dissemination of information to the general public. The CDS works closely with medical writers, Data Management, Clinical Operations, and Regulatory Teams to ensure data analysis and reporting needs are met. A key part of the role is to communicate study findings to sites and liaising between potential collaborators and other researchers in the field.



This is a remote position from a suitable home office with a private and quiet area to work. Secure internet and reliable phone reception are required. This position requires frequent phone and internet meetings. Certain home office expenses may be reimbursed. A work computer will be provided.


Hours:   Full-time, 40 hours per week. We are a West Coast-based company and applicants must be available during normal business hours

(9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday). The exact schedule may be arranged upon hire. Occasional weekend hours may be required with advance arrangement. 


Position Duties:

  • Responsible for processing of clinical data required for analysis of clinical trials for Phase 1-3.
  • Representing statistical programming in cross-functional teams.
  • Analyzes data in SAS, creates graphs and tables for regulatory documents.
  • Supports communication of findings through oral and poster presentations, journal publications, and grant applications.
  • Contributes to development of Statistical Analysis Plans under oversight of the Biostatistician.
  • Supports the contracted Independent Statistical Group regarding programming issues and activities to ensure timely delivery of tables and data listings. Validates work of other contracted programmer/analysts or in-house. Provides guidelines, review, and QC of statistical deliverables to ensure the quality of deliverables.
  • Creates/acquires tools to improve programming efficiency or quality. Maintains current knowledge of programming practices and development within the industry. Contributes in development and implementation of programming standards and conventions.
  • Works closely with clinical team to assure data collection and listings are available for study monitors and researchers.
  • Reviews data transfers for ongoing trials to identify study conduct or data quality issues. Proactively applies professional concepts to contribute to development of company's concepts and principles and to achieve objectives in creative and effective way. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments. Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • As part of the communication of findings, develops data presentations to support training and educational materials for site and therapy teams and other outreach activities.

Minimum Requirements:

Doctorate degree in statistics or related field; Minimum 5 years work experience in a research setting. High level of proficiency in SAS, statistical concepts and data interpretations, technical writing, and Microsoft office software

Additional Competencies:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to manage multiple competing priorities while meeting expected deadlines
  • Strong analytical capabilities, problem solving, project management, and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to interact with and build productive working relationships with various levels, functions, and teams


 FLSA Status: Exempt/salaried


 Compensation:  Commensurate with experience. Full benefits package including medical, dental, and vision. 



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  • Location
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Department
    Data Management and Services
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Temp
  • Minimum Experience