Associate Director, Biostatistics

Principia Biopharma, Inc.

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Bridgewater, NJ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Position Overview:

Provide leadership and guidance as the lead statistician on one or more project team(s) in late phase I&I disease areas, accountable for all methodological and statistical aspects of project(s). Act as statistical consultant within company.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead one indication in late phase I&I disease areas development.

  • With minimal direction from group head, direct statistical support and provide scientific leadership for the responsible project.

  • Accountable for statistical aspects of clinical development plans, studies and submissions activities (when applicable), including quality, relevance to external stakeholders (e.g. regulatory authorities, medical journals), and scientific validity.

  • Mentor people working on the project.

  • Promote teamwork, quality, operational efficiency, and innovation.

  • Create productive work environment.

  • Ensure project team compliance with SOPs and departmental standards.

  • Plan and track project activities, timelines, and resource use.

  • Provide justification for planned resource needs.

  • Seek to optimize resource utilization thru efficient and well-managed resource allocation and across projects or areas.

  • Effectively utilize external groups, e.g. CROs or data monitoring committees (DMC).

  • Capacity to respond to unscheduled increase in project workload.

  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to junior staff.

  • Ensure productive collaborations with other functions in the aligned project team and with other statistics project leaders and in communicating with senior leadership.

  • Represent statistics in regulatory meetings.

  • Represent statistics to participate (and lead if applicable) in scientific or technology working groups or cross function initiatives.

  • Contribute to operation process optimization and provide inputs to statistics standards.

Required Education/Experience:

  • PhD in statistics or related discipline with at least 6 years of pharmaceutical experience.

  • Demonstrated strong project/study management, interpersonal and communication skill.

  • Broad knowledge and good understanding of advanced statistical concepts and techniques.

  • Broad knowledge of pharmaceutical clinical development.

  • Broad experience in clinical development or post-marketing activities such a submissions, interactions with regulatory agencies or other external stakeholders.

  • Experience in the I&I therapeutic area desired.

  • Ability to represent Sanofi in cross-company activities such a consortiums or professional associations.

At Sanofi R&D North America, we deliver meaningful solutions for patients. We transform science into breakthrough, best-in-class and first-in-class medicines and vaccines. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce – and workplace – which brings together the collective brainpower of over 2,000 colleagues and provides you with an exciting place to grow and develop. We set the bar high, and we deliver. Join us and together we will build on our trusted legacy of breakthroughs for society.

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