Hiring For Director Biostatistics

From 12 to 20 year(s) of experience
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Job Description

Primary Purpose

The Director, Biostatistics (India) provides statistical support for clinical research projects

including developing and overseeing statistical deliverables, providing guidance and oversight to

other senior statistical staff, and ensuring timely and high-quality completion of statistical

activities. In addition to supporting projects, the Director, Biostatistics (India) will serve as the in

country lead for biostatistics department staff in our India offices. The Director, Biostatistics

(India) reports directly to the Vice President, Biostatistics and will serve as a

leader within the global biostatistics department, responsible for providing supervision and

oversight of biostatisticians and SAS programmers and supporting corporate activities such as

business development, standards, and resource management including staffing and hiring.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provides sound strategic, scientific and statistical leadership for clinical trial programs

from pre-clinical to Phase IV studies.

  • Interacts regularly with external clients and various groups in the

execution of clinical research statistical activities domestically and abroad.

  • Oversees and provides statistical support for clinical research activities including those

related to the development of clinical trial protocols, data management strategies,

medical monitoring, quality assurance functions and regulatory filings. Authors the

protocol statistical section, incorporating appropriate statistical methods for study

design and analysis; and the results sections of the clinical study report and/or

scientific publication. 

  • Leads the team development of study analysis plans and statistical programs to perform

analyses and display study data. 

  • Prepares, reviews and/or approves clinical project material that requires statistical input

to ensure that the documents are scientifically valid and feasible.

  • Reviews work processes, schedules, and checklists to ensure that all routine activities, as

documented in corporate and project-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs),

are efficiently performed

  • Ensures the scientific integrity of the clinical studies and the accuracy of the reported


  • Manages India's team of SAS Programmers, Biostatisticians, and Biostatistician

Managers and is responsible for statistical deliverables across a broad research area.

  • Supervises and provides mentorship to senior statistical staff, promotes career

development and growth for senior staff, ensures that department staff are trained and

mentored and performs personnel reviews

  • Participates in recruiting activities for new biostatistics department staff including

screening potential candidates located in India; may make hiring decisions.

  • Manages resource utilization for India biostatistics and SAS programming staff in

collaboration with the Vice President, Biostatistics

  • Contributes to business development and proposal writing
  • Fosters innovation in Biostatistics and provides expertise in methodological advances

both internally and externally to improve statistical methodologies.

  • Identifies statistical and operational issues and proposes solutions.
  • Participates in project and corporate quality assurance activities, particularly those of a

statistical nature

  • Provides data on productivity, quality and timelines regularly to Senior Management


  • Requires a Masters degree in biostatistics, statistics, or epidemiology with a minimum of 15 years related experience or a PhD strongly preferred in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology or relevant area with 12 years related experience, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with statistical methods and applications in clinical research.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in statistical programming languages including SAS and R.
  • Good knowledge and experience in managing Biostatistics project teams
  • Good understanding of GCP principles and other regulatory standards in Clinical Research.
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and oral) skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment and a desire to improve skills; possesses effective and excellent communication skills and is capable of presenting ideas and data clearly to a group; demonstrates effective listening/communication skills to influence colleagues and stakeholders at a project, matrix and/or departmental level; Ability to translate complex technical (statistical/programming) methodologies to cross-functional teams
  • Will have good knowledge and awareness of leading edge statistical/programming methods and standards used in industry
  • Willingness to adjust behaviors and priorities based on changing environment
  • Ability to make prudent decisions to achieve desired outcomes, seeking help and input as needed; recommends solutions
  • Prior CRO experience preferred.


Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:Clinical Research / Contract Research

Functional Area:Other

Role Category:Other

Employment Type:Full Time, Permanent


PG:Medical-MS/MD in Public Health (Epidemiology),MS/M.Sc(Science) in Statistics,M.A in Statistics

Doctorate:MPHIL in Statistics,Ph.D/Doctorate in Statistics

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