Overview

Reference Number: JO-2106-471597
Lead Statistician – Oncology
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Reading

Role: Lead Statistician – Oncology Medical Statistics
Permanent Position
Location – Reading, Berkshire (Hybrid role – 2 days office, 3 days home)
Salary Highly competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits package including Bonus, Car Allow and Shares

Our Client is a global leader in Oncology Clinical Studies and as the Lead Statistician you will play a key role in the design, analysis, and reporting of Medical Affairs activities (for example post-marketing clinical and observational studies, publications, Real World Evidence (RWE)) that are performed by or under the responsibility of the Global Medical Affairs, Oncology team.
The incumbent coordinates and conducts statistical work while leading all statistical and related activities for one or more drug projects for Medical Affairs Oncology and serves as an in-house consultant on methodological issues.

Key Tasks:
Takes the statistical lead for Oncology Medical Affairs activities for one or more projects, thus facilitating the overall organization and coordination of all statistical activities associated with Oncology Medical Affairs activities for these projects
Provides statistical and methodological consultation and contributes to multi-disciplinary and multi-company teams
Plans and performs exploratory analyses on internal and external databases using R or SAS
Leads virtual international project teams of statisticians and representatives of other functions
Influences decision making processes during oncology drug development and life-cycle management by use of appropriate statistical methodology (e.g. simulations, meta-analyses, modeling approaches)
Develops and implements innovative statistical methodology for the respective field of responsibility, if appropriate in cooperation with academic experts
Leads the development and evolution of standard processes for routine assessments associated with Oncology Medical Affairs requests as well as project specific standards

Experience Required:
PhD or MSc in Biostatistics, Statistics or Mathematics, or a related field
At least four years of experience as a statistician in pharma, biotech or similar sector
Must have strong lead experience working on Oncology drug development projects, including Medical Affairs related activities such as exploratory analyses.
Excellent knowledge of statistical programming languages (including SAS and R)
Experience in leading cross functional teams and/or representatives from other functions
Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, as required
Fluent English skills
Experience in observational studies/RWD/RWE is a plus

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