Senior Director, Biostatistics Oncology


Penfield Search Partners

Contact: Barbara Day – 201.784.9028 –

Job Description:

  • Advises and influences senior leadership/functional leads on Biostatistics strategies as well as functional issues that have a business impact
  • Shapes Biostatistics function, creates and leverages programs, policies, and procedures to provide value added solutions for Biostatistics
  • Provides input into the long-term Biostatistics strategy and structure
  • Assesses, provides direction, and resolves complex stakeholder concerns, providing direction to direct reports
  • Member of Management Staff
  • Provides Leadership
  • Promotes best practice sharing amongst the broad Statistical and Programming community and focuses on the development of Statisticians/Programmers talent
  • Effectively manages people and encourages them to seek development opportunities
  • Drives functional excellence, collaborates with internal and external partners leading by example and thinking strategically
  • Continually refines and clarifies existing partnerships and relationships by initiating and engaging in projects outside their therapeutic area.
  • Builds a professional and effective Statistical community that is seen as a business asset and attracts, develops, and retains top talent

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Ph.D. or MS in statistics or related field
  • Experience in clinical drug development: 11+ years for Ph.D., 13+ years for MS
  • Demonstrated skill in the planning, analysis and reporting of clinical trials
  • Detailed knowledge of statistical methodologies and statistical regulatory requirements.
  • Previous direct supervisory experience of statisticians
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple work assignments, and strong project management skills
  • In-depth knowledge of all phases of the global drug development process
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with clinical team members
  • Good interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated skill in resource management
  • Ability to research new statistical methods and ensure alignment with regulatory agencies and industry standards
  • Abreast of clinical trial development and regulatory requirements for a therapeutic area
  • Demonstrated development of approaches to enhance the Workforce Planning and
  • Talent Management strategy of the internal and external talent pools within a therapeutic area
  • Demonstrated development of resourcing strategies and recruiting practices, working with senior leaders to define positions and organizational structure, and anticipating future requirements and specialty areas

The company recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. They offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide their employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

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