Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Associate Director Lead Statistician-Oncology

Your tasks and responsibilities


The primary responsibilities of this role, Associate Director Lead Statistician, are to: 


  • 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;
  • Provide statistical and methodological consultation and contributes to  multi-disciplinary and multi-company teams;
  • Plans and performs exploratory analyses on internal and external databases;
  • Facilitate the overall organization and coordination of statistical aspects for Oncology Medical Affairs for important studies and projects;
  • Lead virtual teams of statisticians and representatives of other functions;
  • Influence decision making processes during oncology drug development and life-cyle management by use of appropriate statistical methodology (e.g. simulations, meta-analyses or modeling approaches);
  • Keep abreast of regulatory and methodological issues and ensure communication of these in the respective teams;
  • Develop and implement innovative statistical methodology for the respective field of responsibility, if appropriate in cooperation with academic experts;
  • Lead the development and evolution of standard processes for routine assessments associated with Oncology Medical Affair requests as well as project specific standards;
  • Respond to inquiries from health authorities and other internal or external partners.


Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. or M.Sc. in Biostatistics, Statistics or Mathematics, or related  field;
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, as required;
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical programming languages (including SAS and R);
  • Fluent English skills;
  • At least four (4) years as a statistician with significant time spent in pharma, biotech or similar sector;
  • Thorough knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry including understanding of clinical drug development process and associated documents and regulations;
  • Experience in leading teams of statisticians and/or representatives from other functions;
  • High level of expertise in multiple fields relevant for medical affairs within Oncology Development.


*Position could be based in Whippany, NJ office or Boston/Cambridge, MA office


Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: NJ-Whippany, MA-Cambridge