Manager/Senior Manager, Statistics (Statistical Innovation)

Lake County, IL, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Manager/Senior Manager Statistics in Statistical Innovation is responsible for providing scientific and statistical leadership to support initiatives on designing innovative clinical trials and to evaluate, develop and deploy advanced and novel statistical/analytical modeling and simulations to drive statistical innovation in Clinical Development.

  1. Actively supports in the evaluation, introduction, development and education of novel statistical approaches.
  2. Demonstrates extensive competence in investigating/evaluating complex innovative designs and analysis options using scientific computing and simulations.
  3. Demonstrates extended understanding and actively seeks to acquire new knowledge in advanced and emerging statistical methods (e.g. Adaptive designs, Bayesian methods, AI/machine-learning, synthetic control, predictive modeling etc.).
  4. Applies imagination. Creates, invents, and implements new or better approaches, alternatives, and breakthrough ideas in modeling and simulations.
  5. Demonstrates ability to apply statistical knowledge to solve real-world problems. Demonstrates the ability to evaluate alternative statistical approaches.
  6. Shows proficiency in development, implementation, and rollout of statistical tools and techniques (e.g. using R, R-shiny, Python, Julia, etc.) to operationalize key innovative methodologies.
  7. Builds and maintains external reputation and influences industry with presentations, attending industry meetings, or authoring articles for peer-reviewed publications.

*Level will be based on education and years of experience*

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in statistics or related field with 2+ years of related work experience. MS in statistics or related field with 6+ years of related work experience. Preferred: Ph.D.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical modeling and methodology and good understanding of drug development process.
  • Demonstrated experience in advanced statistical computing & simulation skills. Proven expertise in standard (e.g. SAS, R) and specialized statistical software (e.g., FACTS, EAST, etc.) is preferred.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and consult with discipline experts and leaders within and across function.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent teamwork and leadership skills
  • Passionate about statistical innovation and always think out of the box and is never satisfied with status quo

Preferred Qualifications (Senior Manager- level):

  • PhD in statistics or related field with 4+ years of related work experience. MS in statistics or related field with 8+ years of related work experience. Preferred: Ph.D.

Key leadership attributes:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and partners to enable higher performance
  • Participates in creating a learning environment, opens to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Embraces the ideas of others, support innovation and help implementing innovation to reality