Associate Director, Biostatistics

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Ph.D. in Statistics with 8+ years (or + years for MS) pharmaceutical experience as a statistician supporting clinical trials.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Actively provide statistical support to BMS Research and Development.
  • Serves as the global lead statistician in the support of trial Phases I-III of drug development for a therapeutic area.
  • Manages multiple studies within an indication or therapeutic area.
  • Serves as an advisor to statisticians assigned to the project to ensure high quality and timely deliverables.
  • Guides global staff in the preparation of Statistical Analysis Plans. Shepherds the plan through clinical review to ensure worldwide organizational acceptance of the statistical design, endpoints, and proposed analyses.
  • Ensures consistency and adherence to standards within a project.
  • Contributes to Clinical Development Plans, submissions and post-submission strategies, preparations and defense, ensuring quality and timing thereof.
  • Provides statistical support for Health Authority requests, publications, presentations, and posters at medical conferences/symposia, as assigned.
  • Contributes to, and provides training on new departmental statistical topics, SOPs, WPs.
  • Impacts directly on overall business and Biostatistics performance through the ability to influence and work in a consultative manner with senior stakeholders.
  • Sets project level priorities.
  • Manages resources to meet project team timelines.
  • Escalates issues to functional management as necessary.
  • Makes recommendations or resolves technical, quality, and timeline issues.
  • Manages outside CROs and contractors.
  • Recommends external statistical experts for consultation.
  • Provides guidance to employee's development plan and carries out performance review and feedback
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of Biostatistics programs, policies, and processes to meet evolving stakeholder needs
  • Leverages best practices in Biostatistics management to enhance efficiencies.
  • Provides directions to project teams using statistical expertise and project knowledge.
  • Manages team conflicts to resolution and improved team collaboration.
  • Maintains close collaboration and working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Manages conflicts with external partners/customers.
  • Represents Biostatistics function at cross-functional meetings.
  • Oversees/coordinates biostatistical activities on global submission teams.
  • Partners with senior line management to shape Biostatistics strategy in alignment with the business strategy.
  • Works closely with stakeholder leaders to develop and implement high impact business initiatives.
  • Leverages existing Biostatistics programs, policies, and procedures to create value-added solutions for Biostatistics.
  • Provides proactive expertise, coaching, and counseling to stakeholder leaders, employees, and peers on complex Biostatistics and stakeholder issues.
  • Provides leadership
  • Sought out thought leader, providing coaching and mentoring to peers, Statisticians/Programming team members and others
  • Provides continuous feedback to peers and leaders
  • Proactively seeks ways to gain broader experience/perspectives and focuses on a robust professional development plan
  • Leads cross-functional collaboration and conducts meetings to gain the trust and respect of members, make decisions on business issues and freely challenges and expresses opinions
  • May manage and or develop staff; provide coaching and mentoring, monitors other's performance, makes recommendations on resource allocations and provides feedback via formal/informal appraisals


Skills/Knowledge Required :
  • Ph.D. or MS in statistics (or related field) with a focus on statistical methods appropriate for clinical trials.
  • Experience in clinical drug development: 8+ years for Ph.D., 10+ years for MS. Experience in the relevant therapeutic areas is preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill in the planning, analysis and reporting of clinical trials.
  • Detailed knowledge of statistical methodologies, relevant therapeutic areas, and statistical regulatory requirements.
  • Previous experience in leading and completing a task force or supervising statisticians.
  • Abreast of clinical trial design concepts.
  • In-depth knowledge of all phases of the drug development process.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with clinical team members.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills.
  • Abreast of statistical method development and able to decide on the optimal methods acceptable to regulatory agencies.
  • Abreast of relevant project area's clinical trial development and regulatory requirements.
  • Establishes performance standards and commits to evaluation and review of developmental opportunities.


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