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Associate Director of Statistics - Oncology - Top 5 Global Pharma - Greater London

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


*Associate Director of Statistics* *- Top 5 Global Pharma - Greater London *

We are looking for an Associate Director in Statistics for a pharmaceutical company to be based in the UK.

In this role you will provide lead support for the design, execution, analysis, interpretation, and reporting or communication of data evidence specialising in Oncology. This is an exciting and challenging role for a candidate with a strong interest in, and a deep understanding of the fundamentals of statistical methods and approaches and to build on these skills to explore and discover new ways to contribute with innovative statistical approaches in a challenging business context in the support of Oncology research.


The Statistics Associate Director:

* Experience in assisting with the heavy lifting, filing and documentation, for example, the execution from a given design onwards, statistics methods and documentation and all that follows

* Effectively Partnering with project teams (including medical and commercial leads, statistical programming, data management, medical writing, RWE, HTA, Biomarkers, Pharmacometrics, Bioinformatics) identifying appropriate clinical trial designs by proposing quantitative decision rules suitable to informing key study endpoints and their operational characteristics, by implementing flawless data analysis and reporting internally and for relevant publications.

* Demonstrates strong technical, analytical and interpersonal skills in project teams, internal forums and external meetings to establish and maintain methodologies constructively influencing decision making and clinical development strategy.

* Has an established track record of problem-solving and troubleshooting including significant regulatory and decision-making support at a program level. Demonstrates sophisticated data analytic expertise based on a foundation of statistical principles and a strong track record of applied experience leading to successful support of multiple programs. Is effective in the use of relevant computational tools for study, experiment, or trial research objectives. Applies sophisticated statistical methodology in assigned projects, such as clinical trials, with demonstrated coordinated disease/scientific/functional area understanding and health authority acceptability.

*Do you have the experience, skills and education we are looking for?*

* PhD. in Statistics or related field or MSc in Statistics with track record of relevant problem-solving demonstrating advanced data analytic expertise based on a solid foundation of statistical principles and an ability to positively influence and support decision-making at program level and in regulatory interactions through effective communication.

* Proficient use of relevant computational tools for study, experiment, or trial research objectives (e.g. SAS, R, Python or similar) in individual workstations and in validated computer systems.

* Demonstrates knowledge of pharmaceutical research and development appropriate for providing leadership and support to experimental design, modelling, analysis planning, analysis execution, interpretation and statistical communication ideally in Oncology.

* Is a leader in the optimization of study designs through scenario simulations and sample size calculations based on relevant assumptions in line with study or indication level objectives. Understands and aligns choice of methods with relevant regulatory guidance.

* Has a track record for proposing, implementing, evaluating and successfully communicating complex innovative statistical ideas and methods leading to improved business practices.

* Follows organization and company standard operating procedures as appropriate, including training and project time accounting and standard methodologies ensuring data integrity.

* Takes responsibility for and welcomes constructive feedback on the quality and timeliness of the assigned project deliverables, as assessed by partners such as the project team, the clinical trial team, and the Statistics Area Head.

* Serves as a role model to statisticians and other scientists as appropriate. Shares knowledge within and across functions to ensure integrated delivery across all phases of drug development. Supervises contractors or staff as required on a project basis. Mentors junior colleagues in techniques, processes, and responsibilities. Provides input into hiring decisions and ongoing evaluation of talent.

* Actively pursues robust cross-functional partnerships with internal colleagues and with external partners (e.g. Contract Research Organizations, consultants, researchers, investigators) to achieve results for project specific needs with focus on effective communication, efficiency, and productivity. Works cross-functionally to identify and problem solve when appropriate.

*What do you get in return?*

* Working in a friendly group in exciting projects

* Excellent opportunities to develop and grow

* Home working flexibility

* Industry leading salary, annual bonus, and Long-Term Incentive Plan

* Extremely competitive benefits package

*What to do next*: If this opportunity is of interest, please apply now with your CV as the organisation are looking to welcome the new Statistician onboard as soon as possible.

*Not what you're looking for?* Please contact Aimee Weston at to arrange a confidential discussion about potential opportunities.

Job Details

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 04:48:00 EST
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Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual