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Principal Statistician

Your tasks and responsibilities

Takes the statistical lead for a specific indications and/or compounds within oncology, assuming the role of project statistician for one or more oncology clinical development projects and ensuring appropriate development supporting the respective indication within the department.

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.

Facilitates the overall organization and coordination of statistical activities on the level of the indications in addition to the projects for which the incumbent is responsible, also ensuring appropriate prioritization within Medical Writing and Statistics Oncology organization Assembles and leads cross-functional virtual teams Influences decision making processes during oncology drug development by use of appropriate statistical methodology (e.g. simulations, meta- analyses or modeling approaches).

Keeps abreast of regulatory and methodological issues, anticipates new needs in the area of responsibility and ensures development of innovative solutions. Drives development and implementation of innovative statistical methodology.

Coordinates work with academic expects on themes related to the field of responsibility.

Drives the development and implementation of project, indication specific, and global standards Represents the function with respect to statistical aspects of oncology development programs and products to internal and external stakeholders. These include regulatory agencies, collaborations/business partners, KOLs, etc.

The results of clinical trials provide the basis of government approval of each drug and must be presented so as to conform to strict regulatory (e.g. FDA, EMA) standards.

This entails the design and analysis of clinical trials and the writing of statistical reports to be submitted to authorities as a crucial part of our New Drug Application (NDA) for each product Statistics and statistical methodology are thus integral parts of drug development and life-cycle management in order to achieve regulatory approval, scientific acceptance as well as successful product launch and maintenance.

The principal statistician contributes to drug research, the development of new drugs, the approval of new drugs by health and reimbursement authorities, and the life-cycle management of marketed drugs according to the major tasks and responsibilities of the position. The principal clinical statistician is internally and externally visible and works with (academic) experts to develop and implement innovative statistical methods that facilitate quantitative risk management decisions within our company.



 • PhD or MSc in Biostatistics, Statistics or Mathematics, or related field

 • Outstanding interpersonal, leadership and communication skills

 • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, as required

• Excellent knowledge of statistical programming languages (including SAS and R)

• Fluent English skills

• At least eight years as a statistician with significant time spend in pharma, biotech or similar sector

• Thorough knowledge of the pharmaceutical

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Country: United Kingdom
Location: Reading, Cambridge
Functional Area: [sap_fa_16]
Entry Level: 5

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Last update: Oct 11, 2019   Copyright © Bayer AG