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.

Clinical Statistics Oncology - Associate Director, Lead Statistician

Your tasks and responsibilities


The primary responsibilities of this role, Clinical Statistics Oncology - Associate Director, Lead Statistician, are to: 


  • Takes the statistical lead for one or more oncology clinical development projects in the role of project statistician, thus facilitating the overall organization and coordination of all statistical activities regarding the oncology clinical development of the projects;
  • Provides statistical and methodological consultation and contributes to multi-disciplinary and multi-company teams;
  • Facilitates the overall organization and coordination of statistical activities for important studies and projects;
  • Leads virtual teams of statisticians and representatives of other functions;
  • Influences decision making processes during oncology drug development by use of appropriate statistical methodology (e.g. simulations, meta-analyses or modeling approaches);
  • Keeps abreast of regulatory and methodological issues and ensures communication of these in the respective teams;
  • Identifies 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 in oncology clinical development as well as project specific standards;
  • Responds 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:


  •  PhD or MSc 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 years as a statistician with significant time spend 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 clinical development;
  • Position based in Whippany, NJ or Boston/Cambridge, MA

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: MA-Cambridge, NJ-Whippany
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