Associate Director Biostatistics

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, United States
Jun 17, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Req #: 1900848
Location: Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, United States
Job Category: Clinical Operations
Work Location: 300 Connell Dr 07922
Organization: Biostatistics
Employee Status: Full-time
Job Type: Regular

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Actively provide statistical support to Celgene Medical Affairs and HEOR group.
  • Serves as the global lead statistician in the support of medical affairs trials and publications for a therapeutic area.
  • Manages multiple studies within an indication or therapeutic area.
  • Serves as an advisor to statisticians assigned to the project to ensure high quality and timely deliverables.
  • Guides global staff in the preparation of Statistical Analysis Plans. Shepherds the plan through clinical review to ensure worldwide organizational acceptance of the statistical design, endpoints, and proposed analyses.
  • Ensures consistency and adherence to standards within a project.
  • Contributes to Clinical Development Plans, submissions and post-submission strategies, preparations and defense, ensuring quality and timing thereof.
  • Provides statistical support for Health Authority requests, publications, presentations, and posters at medical conferences/symposia, as assigned.
  • Contributes to, and provides training on new departmental statistical topics, SOPs, WPs.
  • Impacts directly on overall business and Biostatistics performance through the ability to influence and work in a consultative manner with senior stakeholders.Sets project level priorities.
    Manages resources to meet project team timelines.
    Escalates issues to functional management as necessary.
    Makes recommendations or resolves technical, quality, and timeline issues.
    Manages outside CROs and contractors.
    Recommends external statistical experts for consultation.
    Provides guidance to employee's development plan and carries out performance review and feedback
    Evaluates the effectiveness of Biostatistics programs, policies, and processes to meet evolving stakeholder needs Leverages best practices in Biostatistics management to enhance efficiencies.
    Provides directions to project teams using statistical expertise and project knowledge. Manages team conflicts to resolution and improved team collaboration.
    Maintains close collaboration and working relationships with stakeholders.
    Manages conflicts with external partners/customers.
    Represents Biostatistics function at cross-functional meetings.
    Oversees/coordinates biostatistical activities on global submission teams.
    Partners with senior line management to shape Biostatistics strategy in alignment with the business strategy.
    Works closely with stakeholder leaders to develop and implement high impact business initiatives. Leverages existing Biostatistics programs, policies, and procedures to create value-added solutions for Biostatistics.
    Provides proactive expertise, coaching, and counseling to stakeholder leaders, employees, and peers on complex Biostatistics and stakeholder issues.
    Provides leadership
  • Sought out thought leader, providing coaching and mentoring to peers, Statisticians/Programming team members and others
  • Provides continuous feedback to peers and leaders
  • Proactively seeks ways to gain broader experience/perspectives and focuses on a robust professional development plan
  • Leads cross-functional collaboration and conducts meetings to gain the trust and respect of members, make decisions on business issues and freely challenges and expresses opinions
  • May manage and or develop staff; provide coaching and mentoring, monitors other's performance, makes recommendations on resource allocations and provides feedback via formal/informal appraisals
  • Skills/Knowledge Required:
  • Ph.D. or MS in statistics (or related field) with a focus on statistical methods appropriate for clinical trials.
  • Experience in clinical drug development: 8+ years for Ph.D., 10+ years for MS. Experience in the relevant therapeutic areas is preferred.
  • At least 3 years of clinical experience in Multiple Sclerosis is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill in the planning, analysis and reporting of clinical trials.
  • Detailed knowledge of statistical methodologies, relevant therapeutic areas, and statistical regulatory requirements.
  • Previous experience in leading and completing a task force or supervising statisticians.
  • Abreast of clinical trial design concepts.
  • In-depth knowledge of all phases of the drug development process.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with clinical team members.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills.
  • Abreast of statistical method development and able to decide on the optimal methods acceptable to regulatory agencies.
  • Abreast of relevant project area's clinical trial development and regulatory requirements.Establishes performance standards and commits to evaluation and review of developmental opportunities.
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About Us


At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

"At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients."

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.