Principal Statistician

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology



A Principal Statistician is a specialist in areas of statistical methodology relevant for the represented statistics sub-function and/or in therapeutic area specific statistical methods. The Principal Statistician builds and leads teams of statisticians and representatives from other functions and ensures the use of appropriate and efficient statistical analysis methods during development, submission and/or life-cycle management of Bayer products according to applicable global and regional standards, procedures and regulatory guidelines.

YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities of this role, Principal Statistician , are to: 

Takes the statistical lead for an indication, compound and/or therapeutic area;
Leads cross-functional virtual teams;
Drives the development and evolution of project, therapeutic area, and global standards;
Provides statistical and methodological consultation on special statistical methodology or on complex statistical, scientific and regulatory issues and mentors other statisticians and/or statistical analysts;
Represents the function with respect to statistical aspects of clinical development programs and products to internal and external stakeholders. These include regulatory agencies, collaborations/business partners, KOLs, etc. Keeps abreast of regulatory and methodological issues, anticipates new needs in the area of responsibility and ensures development of innovative solutions;
Influences decision making processes during drug development and/or life-cycle management by use of appropriate statistical methodology (e.g. simulations, meta-analyses or modeling approaches);
Drives development and implementation of innovative statistical methodology. Coordinates work with academic expects on themes related to the field of responsibility.

WHO YOU ARE

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

PhD or MS in Biostatistics, Statistics or Mathematics;
At least eight years of experience as statistician with significant time spent in the Pharma, Biotech, or similar sector;
Experience in leading teams of statisticians and/or representatives from other functions;
High level of expertise in multiple fields relevant for his/her statistics sub-function;
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills and ability to work both, independently and collaboratively with internal and external visibilit;
Good knowledge of statistical programming languages (including SAS and / or R);
Fluency in English


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