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Associate Director of Statistics

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

  • Salary: £70000 - £80000 per year
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Posted: 11/03/2019
  • Contact name: Antony Serrecchia
  • Contact number: 01892 612612
  • Ref: 4110

Job description

Hobson Prior is working with a well-known global pharmaceutical company with leading products across various therapeutic areas is looking to hire an Associate Director of Statistics. This vacancy is an exciting opportunity to work at a top global pharmaceutical company that has a workforce of more than 6,700 employees across multiple sites in the UK. This role will be based in Cambridge on a permanent basis.

As Science Associate Director Biostatistics Oncology, you will provide statistical leadership in support of a compound(s)/product(s) mainly within Oncology. This includes guidance on statistical methods, appropriate study design and interpretation of results; strategic input into clinical development planning; and management of Analysis and Reporting (A&R) deliverables.


•      Function as a Global Product Statistician (GPS) by providing comprehensive statistical leadership for a compound(s)/product(s) within a Therapeutic Area (TA).

•      Lead the statistical thinking for all aspects of the development process including definition of the target product profile/claim, formulation of go/no-go/futility criteria, evaluation of benefit/risk profile, and development of associated regulatory strategy.

•      Demonstrate knowledge regarding disease(s) under study, potential mechanism(s) of action and approval pathways/histories of other current/past drugs.

•      Collaborate effectively with Clinical Research colleagues by driving statistical thinking, proper data interpretation and disciplined exploratory data analysis.

•      Responsible for statistical sections of Protocol Concept Sheet (PCS), study protocols, Clinical Development Plans (CDPs), and integrated Product Development Plans (iPDPs).

•      Lead development of components of regulatory submissions (e.g., FDA briefing documents, response to FDA requests) and represent the company to Health Authorities (e.g., Pre-IND and EOP2 meetings).

•      Define and lead the analysis of relevant internal and external information to inform design decisions.

•      Responsible for statistical aspects of internal governance reviews.

•      Authoring or overseeing authorship of Statistical Analysis Plans (SAPs).

•      Authoring or overseeing authorship of Statistical Programming Plans (SPPs).

Key Skills

•      Comprehensive knowledge of statistical methods and applications in study design and analysis.

•      Ability to innovate creatively in a clinical study design setting.

•      Ability to communicate with clarity and influence.

•      Knowledge of ICH/EMEA/FDA guidelines.

•      Demonstrated ability to serve effectively as a delivery team leader.

•      Ability to manage and mentor project statisticians.

•      Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and influence throughout multiple levels of the organization.

•      Experience in regulatory interactions and submissions.


Masters or PhD in statistics or other related Masters or Ph.D. degree program with high statistical content.
Minimum 6 years of industry experience in clinical study environment including lead statistician role at compound level.
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If you are interested in learning more or applying to this exciting opportunity, please complete the form below and attach a copy of your CV. Alternatively, for further details or to talk directly to a life sciences recruitment specialist, please request a call back at the top of this page.

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