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Associate Director, GI² Statistics

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
Sep 21, 2023

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About the role:

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and supports your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda.Here, teamwork is everything. Drug discovery, design, and development are increasingly more complex and every individual on the team matters to the success of our inspiring, bold mission. You are guaranteed to be a vital contributor to everyone’s success, most importantly your own.

As an Associate Director, GI² Statistics, you will be empowered and will have the opportunity to serve as a scientific leader who will provide statistical leadership in the design, analysis, and interpretation of clinical and translational studies at both the compound and therapeutic area (TA) levels, promoting innovative designs and methodologies.

How you will contribute:
  • Drives all statistical aspects of development for Takeda R&D assets for GI² TA covering design and analysis from early clinical to registrational studies.
  • Drives data-driven decision-making in a multidisciplinary team environment by providing a high level of statistical rigor to the analyses and interpretation of complex data generated.
  • Independently provides strategic and expert statistical input to drug development including feasibility assessments, development plans, complex study designs, and cross-study analyses including statistical methodology, interpretations, regulatory submissions, and follow-up.
  • Establishes and drives the GI² TA program's functional strategy for resourcing, processes, and standards to maximize efficiency and global data integration.
  • Participates in functional and cross-functional initiatives including process and quality improvements.
  • Serve as global statistical lead for development in GI² TA. Provide statistical leadership and support for internal decision-making, regulatory meetings, submissions, and follow-up.
  • Review key program documents and presentations (portfolio entry document, PRC narratives, strategic plans), attend meetings to develop a comprehensive overview of the existing data, form a deep understanding of the development rationale and strategy and the key questions that need to be answered from data, and help the teams identify any statistical shortfalls and propose solutions to overcome them.
  • Attend scientific conferences and stay abreast with the latest developments with an eye toward acquiring supportive data that can help augment internal data.
  • Play a leadership role in SQS with regard to managing/mentoring junior statisticians and completion of major statistics deliverables and milestones in collaboration with other functions.
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and associated data analytic techniques, external databases, and novel methodologies that can help Takeda derive the maximum value out of data.
  • Drive/participate in the development and implementation of global systems, processes, and standards to maximize quality and efficiency.
  • Leverage standardized analysis methods and reporting standards to maximize global data integrability; identifies best practice for utilization across programs.
  • Provide or identify internal and external statistical expertise and capacity to support development activities. Collaborate/lead in the development of compound/program-level sourcing/vendor strategies and provide oversight of statistical services, ensuring overall quality. Assess, communicate, and propose solutions for internal, external resource, and/or quality issues that may impact deliverables/timelines at the program level. Provide input for planning and management of external budgets related to statistical deliverables.
  • Active participation in external professional initiatives and organizations to identify industry best practices and their applicability in Takeda.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Director requires Ph.D. in statistics/biostatistics with an emphasis on statistics with at least 8 years of relevant industry experience or MS in statistics with at least 12 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Associate Director requires Ph.D. in statistics/biostatistics with an emphasis on statistics with at least 5 years of relevant industry experience or MS in statistics with at least 8 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Teamwork is key for this role. the candidate will be expected to routinely interface with other functions in the industry and must have strong interpersonal and people management skills, and the ability to influence others, without direct hierarchical authority, to affect change across organizational boundaries.
  • Expert knowledge across broad areas of statistical methodologies including subgroup analysis, longitudinal data analysis, multivariate methods, predictive modeling, machine learning, and Bayesian modeling. Strong background in statistical modeling in R or SAS with the ability to independently code relevant programs.
  • Advanced knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, and overall drug development process with expertise in the cross-functional interfaces with the Statistics function.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills.

What Takeda can offer you:
  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs and A company match of charitable contributions
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Work Paths
  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Base Salary Range: Associate Director base salary ranges from $143,000 to $205,000 and Director base salary ranges $ 160,000 to $229,000. Employees may also be eligible for Short-Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program, and Paid Volunteer Time Off.The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


Boston, MA

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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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