Associate Director, Biostatistics at AstraZeneca

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

This is what you will do:



The Associate Director, Biostatistics has sufficient experience working as a statistician in the pharmaceutical industry to independently perform and lead statistical work within a project, an indication within a more complex project. This individual is able to lead, and direct biostatistics work either in house or partnering with CROs to ensure delivery to quality and time.



You will be responsible for:



The Associate Director, Biostatistics may work as a lead statistician:


  • For a project or indication in clinical or preclinical therapeutic areas

  • Leading the delivery and oversight on a multiple studies/indication within a project, potentially as a Global Project Statistician for a standard drug project

  • Contributing to statistical methodological advances

Accountabilities for supporting projects directly include:


  • Lead the statistical thinking and contributions to the delivery of studies, development plans, regulatory strategy, health technology assessment and/or commercial activities

  • Direct project work, including statistical staff and/or CRO partners, to ensure delivery to standards, quality, and time

  • Develop design options and provide high quality decision support to enable the business to make informed decisions about a study or project

  • Quantify the benefit, risk, value, and uncertainty of the emerging asset/product profile

  • Investigate and apply novel statistical approaches, for relevant statistical issues and/or regulatory guidance and/or value demonstration, including modelling and simulation

  • Leverage standardization to maximize global data integration and interpretability

  • Mentor/coach and support the education and training of statistics staff


You will need to have:



  • MSc/PhD in Statistics, Mathematics (containing a substantial statistical component), or recognized equivalent to stats MSc

  • Strong knowledge of programming in R and/or SAS

  • Knowledge of the technical and regulatory requirements related to the role

  • Excellent communication skills, and ability to build strong relationships

  • Flexible, well-organized, and possess the ability to work well under pressure

  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.


We would prefer for you to have:



  • PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics is preferred.

  • Project management skills

  • Proficiency in SAS and R languages

  • Knowledge of Bayesian statistics from theory to computation is a plus.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.
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