Associate Director, Biostatistics

Location
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Posted
Oct 15, 2019
Ref
9917BR
Hotbed
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

With over 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo research and development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart and kidney diseases, and other rare diseases.

Job Summary

Position leads complex studies in study design, statistical analysis and interpretation of results with some supervision. This position contributes to specific aspects of drug development plans with minimal supervision and contributes to documents submitted to Health Authorities globally with some supervision. This position also guides contract research organization (CRO) programmers and statisticians in preparing analysis files and performing statistical analyses. Additionally, this position interacts with study teams, as well as statisticians and programmers at CROs. This position works under some supervision to solve complex study problems.

Responsibilities:

Protocol Development, Case Report Form (CRF; review), Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP), Statistical Analysis, Results Interpretation, and clinical study report (CSR): Leads statistical activities for complex studies including study design, protocol development, CRF review, SAP development, analysis files development, statistical analysis accuracy validation, results interpretation and CSR input and review. Acts as main statistical contact for the assigned studies and projects. Provides guidance to study team on all aspects of statistical activities; collaborates closely with data manager to ensure high quality data.

Drug Development Strategy: Provides input to multiple aspects of the development plan to ensure the study designs at each phase of the development are scientifically sound, can fulfill regulatory requirements and deliver the pre-specified product profile.

CRO / Vendor Oversight: Review CRO/vendor proposal and budget. Establishes procedures through regular interaction, setting expectation on deliverables and timelines to guide CRO biostatistician and statistical programmers on complex studies. Ensures deliverables are accurate and delivered according to the timelines.

Global Health Authority Interaction / Negotiation: Contributes to documents submitted to Health Authorities globally by providing input for the interaction or by writing the interaction document. May participate in meeting or teleconferences with Health Authorities.

Global BDO Strategy to Improve Drug Development: Primarily participates and may occasionally lead moderately complex initiatives, with some level of supervision, to improve the harmonization and efficiency of drug development which leads to cost savings and shortened timelines for the company.
Qualifications:

Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Education/Experience:

  • PhD in statistics or biostatistics
  • Minimum 7 years relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong knowledge of statistical methodologies, current drug development trends, and regulatory environments.
  • Significant knowledge of pharmacology, clinical research, and medical terminology and use it for study design and results interpretation.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and able to provide guidance to lower level biostatisticians in solving problems.
  • Able to identify and investigate issues and causes independently and formulate potential solutions
  • Able to develop and execute strategic plans for drug or non-drug projects
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks, develop instructions and manage vendors in completing the deliverables with high quality according to timelines, and provide recommendations to improve process
  • Compliant with internal and external compliance practice to ensure integrity of work and suggest innovative approaches to improve compliances and processes
  • Excellent programming skills in SAS and/or R and working knowledge of software such as nQuery, East, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of clinical trial methodologies.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic
Job Title
Associate Director, Biostatistics

City
Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Biostatistics & Data Management

State
New Jersey