Director, Oncology Biostatistics


Penfield Search Partners

Our client is a leader in developing innovative therapies for a variety of cancers. They are seeking a Director of Oncology Biostatistics to provide scientific and statistical leadership for key molecules. A visible and collaborative role, the Director works in partnership with clinical and regulatory experts to advance the delivery of crucial medicines to patients.

In this role you will:

  • Lead the statistical support for one or more clinical development projects
  • Lead/develop statistical strategy for project development and regulatory submissions
  • Direct or provide statistical leadership for design, analysis and reporting for clinical or other scientific research
  • Lead the development of protocols, statistical analysis plans, and statistical programming plan
  • Provide statistical input to compound/drug development and drive alignment with functional management
  • Partner with other functions (Clinical, Regulatory, Patient Safety, or GMA) to create development strategies
  • Demonstrate extensive understanding of statistical concepts and methodology
  • Propose novel statistical methodological approaches to design of scientific studies
  • Train and mentor staff on statistical methodology and operations
  • May supervise contract statisticians or junior Statisticians
  • Gain expertise in innovative statistical methods
  • Assist functional leaders in recruiting qualified personnel and arranging training opportunities for professional development of staff
  • Develop strategy for data presentation and inference
  • Collaborate in publication of scientific research
  • Act as the liaison for statistical issues on collaborative studies with CROs, academic institutions, government agencies, steering and/or data monitoring committees, joint ventures or licensing activities
  • Build external scientific connections which foster professional development and promote the reputation of the Statistics department
  • Ensure that all applicable regulatory requirements for work processes are met
  • Critically review regulatory submission documents
  • Represent department in discussions with regulatory agencies

Please Possess:

  • PhD (with 8+ years of experience) in Statistics or Biostatistics
  • Ability to identify data or analytical issues, and assist with providing solutions by either applying own skills and
  • knowledge or seeking help from others
  • Ability to build strong relationship with peers and cross-functional partners to achieve higher performance
  • Be highly motivated to drive innovation by raising the bar and challenging the status quo
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in managing cross-cultural or oversea teams
  • Ability to interact effectively with Key Stakeholders:
  • Clinical development experts
  • Statistical programmers
  • Data science experts
  • Global Medical Affairs experts
  • Regulatory experts


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