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Director, Statistics

Employer
AbbVie
Location
North Chicago, IL
Start date
Apr 16, 2024

Job Details


Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.


Job Description
  • Protocols: Directs the development of statistical designs and analysis procedures for scientific protocols, ensuring they are scientifically sound, aligned with project strategy, meet regulatory objectives and make optimal use of the data to be collected. Ensure statistical analysis plan is methodologically sound and consistent with objectives of the protocol. Develop project and functional standards of data collection and analysis, and implement these standards.
  • Database Activities: Collaborate with Data Sciences, Statistical Programming and other stakeholders to ensure data collection instruments and database implementation meets short and long-term project needs. Guide development and implementation of project-specific data standards. Guide and ensure timely execution of all database-related DSS activities for project.
  • Statistical Analyses: Demonstrate excellent understanding of statistical concepts and methodology. Propose novel statistical methodological approaches leading to improvements in the efficiency and sensitivity of study results. Provide sufficient detail to allow programming implementation. Ensure that all statistical analyses specified in scientific protocols and analysis plans are conducted appropriately. Determine need for development of novel statistical methodology.
  • Reports and Publications: Ensure that study results and conclusions are scientifically sound, clearly presented, and supported by statistical analyses. Prepare oral and written reports to communicate results. Represent Data and Statistical Sciences on project issues at management review and project team meetings. Provide in-depth statistical review for scientific reports and publications. Ensure the accuracy of the statistical component of scientific reports and publications with high quality.
  • Consultation: Interact with stakeholders so that appropriate statistical methods are adequately and consistently applied in deliverables. Provide statistical insight in addressing questions. Propose novel solutions to technical issues. Independently pursue analyses suggested by data, including the pursuit of statistical knowledge needed.
  • External Engagement: Act as the liaison for statistical and operational issues on AbbVie collaborative studies with outside universities, government agencies, steering and/or data monitoring committees, joint ventures, CROs, temporary staff or licensing activities. Build external scientific contacts which foster professional development and promote the reputation of the department. Works with Director to build relationships between department and outside investigators and medical/scientific exp
  • Project Team Involvement: Partner with Clinical and Regulatory to create development strategies. Represent DSS on project team(s) to provide statistical input to compound/drug development and align with DSS management. Lead communication between assigned project team(s) and DSS to ensure timely communication, proper strategies, and alignment of decisions/priorities between project team and DSS management. May represent DSS on data monitoring committees. Build interdepartmental relationships.
  • Training and Supervising: Train and mentor staff on statistical methodology and operations. Develop and supervise seminars, short courses and publications. Gain expertise in innovative statistical methods. Along with functional leaders, manage statistical resources (Including CROs) to meet project priorities. Recruit qualified personnel and arrange training for professional development of staff. People managers will manage 2 or more direct reports.
  • Regulatory Activities: Work with Director to ensure that development programs incorporate sufficient statistical rigor and quality to meet global regulatory requirements. Critically review regulatory submission documents. Ensure appropriate functional representation at regulatory agency and advisory committee meetings. Ensure all applicable regulatory requirements for work processes are met. Ensure validation of statistical software to meet SOPs and regulatory requirements.
  • Compliance: Compliant with applicable corporate and divisional policies, procedures and cultural values. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures and working practices relevant to managers and the Statistics function. Ensure compliance with department standards, GxP and best operating practices for staff and self. Complete all assigned training on time.

Significant Work Activities -Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Qualifications
  • MS (with a minimum of 12 years of experience) or PhD (with a minimum of 8 years of experience) in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a highly related field.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical methodology including experimental design, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, statistical modeling, and statistical programming. Must have demonstrated exemplary statistical experience in managing and completing multiple projects or equivalent experience.
  • At least 12 years (MS) or 8 years (PhD) of experience in pharmaceutical development. Experience in leading NDA, BLA, and or CTD submission preferred (for clinical statistics only). Understanding of and global regulatory requirements. Experience interacting with regulatory agencies highly desirable.
  • Management experience required for people managers.

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

Company

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

Company info
Website
Phone
1-800-255-5162
Location
1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago
Illinois
60064
US

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