Senior Manager Biostatistics (m/f/x)

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Date: 29-Nov-2022

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

 

Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.

 


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information: www.daiichi-sankyo.eu.

 

For our headquarter in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position

 

Senior Manager Biostatistics (m/f/x)


The position:

Position leads complex studies in study design, statistical analysis and interpretation of results with some supervision. This position contributes to specific aspects of drug development plans with minimal supervision and contributes to documents submitted to Health Authorities globally with some supervision. This position also guides contract research organization (CRO) programmers and statisticians in preparing analysis files and performing statistical analyses. Additionally, this position interacts with study teams, as well as statisticians and programmers at CROs. This position works under some supervision to solve complex study problems.

 

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Protocol Development, Case Report Form (CRF; review), Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP), Statistical Analysis, Results Interpretation, and clinical study report (CSR): 
    • Leads statistical activities for complex studies including study design, protocol development, CRF review, SAP development, analysis files development, statistical analysis accuracy validation, results interpretation and CSR input and review 
    • Acts as main statistical contact for the assigned studies and projects. Provides guidance to study team on all aspects of statistical activities; 
    • Collaborates closely with data manager to ensure high quality data
  • Drug Development Strategy: 
    • Provides input to multiple aspects of the development plan to ensure the study designs at each phase of the development are scientifically sound, can fulfill regulatory requirements and deliver the pre-specified product profile
  • CRO / Vendor Oversight: 
    • Review CRO/vendor proposal and budget. Establishes procedures through regular interaction, setting expectation on deliverables and timelines to guide CRO biostatistician and statistical programmers on complex studies
    • Ensures deliverables are accurate and delivered according to the timelines
  • Global Health Authority Interaction / Negotiation: 
    • Contributes to documents submitted to Health Authorities globally by providing input for the interaction or by writing the interaction document. May participate in meeting or teleconferences with Health Authorities
  • Global BDO Strategy to Improve Drug Development: 
    • Primarily participates and may occasionally lead moderately complex initiatives, with some level of supervision, to improve the harmonization and efficiency of drug development which leads to cost savings and shortened timelines for the company


Personal skills and professional experience:

  • Master´s degree in statistics or biostatistics or related (PhD preferred)
  • 5 or more years relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong knowledge of statistical methodologies, current drug development trends, and regulatory environments
  • Significant knowledge of pharmacology, clinical research, and medical terminology and use it for study design and results interpretation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and able to provide guidance to lower level biostatisticians in solving problems
  • Able to identify and investigate issues and causes independently and formulate potential solutions
  • Able to develop and execute strategic plans for drug or non-drug projects
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks, develop instructions and manage vendors in completing the deliverables with high quality according to timelines, and provide recommendations to improve process
  • Compliant with internal and external compliance practice to ensure integrity of work and suggest innovative approaches to improve compliances and processes
  • Excellent programming skills in SAS and/or R and working knowledge of software such as nQuery, East, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of clinical trial methodologies


 

What we offer


Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.