Scientific Director, Statistical Sciences

  • Salary: £80,000 - £100,000
  • REF Number: 00046962
  • Consultant: Stephanie Maccioni
  • Contact: 01438 768713
  • Date Published: 08.11.2019
  • Sector: Oncology
  • Location: UK Anywhere
  • Discipline: Biometrics

Stephanie Maccioni is recruiting for a Scientific Director, Statistical Sciences to join a newly formed Statistics department within a well respected Pharmaceutical company at their site based in London on a permanent basis. This role can also offer full home working.

Brief:

  • Serving as initial consultation contact for new projects. Maintains and grows customer base and builds loyal relationships with customers.
  • Assuming independence, professional responsibility for all phases of a project request from beginning through completion, with minimal direction as needed.
  • Managing multiple projects.
  • Leading Statistical Input for at least one functional area, research field, or compound.
  • Providing input to product development and performs statistical functions for submission related activities where appropriate.
  • Support broad implementation of creative statistical approaches across the development portfolio.
  • Support development and implementation of innovative ways, participating in their hands-on implementation through direct interactions with statisticians. This involves, but is not limited to, identifying appropriate designs and methods, decision rules (e.g., Go/No Go); planning, running, and summarizing simulation studies to evaluate the operating characteristics of alternative designs and methods under a range of scenarios; and participating in the implementation of the selected approaches by engaging in protocol and SAP write-up.
  • Collaborate with external consultants to provide support in the development and implementation of innovative methods and designs.
  • Find opportunities for innovation; interact directly with statisticians and other QS scientists for early identification of opportunities for innovative ways.
  • Participate in training and presentations on innovative approaches across the R&D organization (including statisticians, pharmacometricians, clinicians, and other partner groups) to ensure awareness and adequate knowledge about these methods. Keep up-to-date knowledge of designs and analysis methods for clinical trials, including adaptive designs, model-based methods, etc.
  • May engage in external collaborations within professional associations (e.g., ASA, IBS, SCT, ISoP, ISCB, PSI, EFPSI), participating in working groups, program committees, organizing sessions and presenting at scientific meetings, and publishing in peer reviewed journals.
  • You have knowledge of biostatistics applied to clinical trials and model-based drug development.
  • You have some experience with planning, running, and documenting simulations (including, but not limited to clinical trial simulations).
  • You are aware of Bayesian methods and inference.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D./MSc in Statistics or related subject.
  • Proficient in SAS or R programming.
  • Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Able to work in interdisciplinary contexts outside statistics.

Full job description available upon request

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Stephanie Maccioni on 01438 768713 or email smaccioni@ckgroup.co.uk. Alternatively please click on the link below to apply online now. Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference 46962 in all correspondence.

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