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Director Biostatistics

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Pfizer

Myrtle Point, OR 97458
Research
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time


ROLE SUMMARY


Biostatisticians play a critical role in the advancement of new medicines at Pfizer. The right candidate will partner with senior management, clinicians, clinical pharmacologists, translational medicine, and other scientists to support early clinical development for multiple therapeutic areas. The statistician will be involved in the design, execution, analysis, and reporting phases of clinical protocols and provide statistical expertise on regulatory submissions and ensure the quality and appropriateness of submission deliverables. She/he will support the development of innovative and efficient plans for developing new medicines in a variety of indications. She/he will review scientific literature, promote innovation, efficient design and quantitative decision-making within research and in partnership with other lines, reducing the time and cost of drug development.


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES


Core member of scientific teams responsible for determining strategy and delivering results in a timely and high quality environment.
Leader to bring innovative statistical thinking and methods to help drive the enhanced quantitative drug discovery and development paradigm within Pfizer.
Central to this approach is the systematic review of prior information, statistical model building and simulation, utilizing Bayesian methods as appropriate, to design more effective studies.
Frequently interact with regulatory agencies regarding accelerated clinical development options for indications that have substantial unmet medical need.
In depth knowledge of more than one area of statistics, all commonly used, that enables to exert broad influence via advice to numerous project statisticians.
Leads initiatives to improve understanding and application of statistical methods.
Strong insight into the Business needs and seek out areas where statistics adds value, influencing others to ensure we focus our efforts on these key areas.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS


The qualified candidate must have a M.S. or Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or related field, as well as a minimum of 6 years of experience in applying statistics in a pharmaceutical or related industry.
Ideally, this experience would include exposure to the design and analysis of clinical studies in early clinical development.
The preferred candidate will have excellent statistical knowledge with the ability to apply this to scientific and clinical problems with experience in computational simulation, analysis of biomarkers, and Bayesian statistics.
The preferred candidate will have a proven ability to manage multiple complex projects with a track record of influencing external environment through contributions to scholarship, working parties etc.
As evidenced by committee membership, presentations and publications with demonstrated scientific productivity in advancing the state-of-the-art in applied statistical methodologies.
Strong communication skills with the ability to influence widely and work collaboratively with clinical project teams and senior management are required.

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS


Office based work




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