Director, Statistics & Decision Sciences (SDS)
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Director, Statistics & Decision Sciences (SDS) within its oncology group to be located within commutable distance of High Wycombe, UK.
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious disease, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency.Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
The successful candidate contributes to the strategic statistical direction at Janssen through expert-level guidance and input to Oncology programs for research, development, and/or marketed product needs in Janssen. The Director, Biostatistics manages direct reports as a People Leader, and is a leader for strategies, structures, processes, skills, and culture within SDS and serves as a role model for living the Credo and demonstrating the J&J Leadership Imperatives for Leaders: Lead, Shape, Connect, and Deliver.
Core competencies, Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
- Provides collaborative leadership to other drug development scientists through consultation and mentoring.
- Oversees the delivery of analysis, interpretation, design, and reporting or communication of data evidence for research, development, and/or marketed product needs.
- Partner with other Quantitative Sciences (QS) functions, contributes to strategic long-term decision-making by Janssen Senior Management.
- Participate in external activities to help shape the external drug research and development and regulatory environments.
- Play a central role in sharing the knowledge and aligning the strategy across all Statistics & Decision Sciences (SDS) support (Early/Late Development, Medical Affairs, and Real World Evidence) for technical/scientific aspects of a particular Disease/Functional Area.
- Demonstrate the ability to influence drug research & development strategic plans formulated with Senior Management.
- Ensure consistent approaches across compounds and in alignment with regulatory guidance as appropriate.
- Take an expert level lead in developing and applying strategic quantitative frameworks and scenario simulations to evaluate risk tolerance and options in order to optimize program and analysis strategies.
- Bridge scientific and business needs – integrating quantitative sciences and strong disease or functional area knowledge and appropriate market/competitive intelligence.
- Ability to collaborate and consult with non-statisticians, translating complex statistical concepts to drug research & development partners and positively influencing decisions.
- Serves as a role model, and mentor to statisticians and other scientists. Takes a lead role in sharing statistical knowledge, within SDS and/or cross-functionally. Mentors junior colleagues in techniques, processes, and responsibilities.
- Ph.D. in Statistics or related field with minimum 9 years relevant experience, or Master’s in Statistics or related field with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience. PhD preferred.
- Strong experience in regulatory activities (e.g. submissions, interactions) is required.
- Have an advanced understanding of drug development processes and programs is required
- Ability to work in a matrix organization and cross-functionally to identify and resolve issues is required.
- Proficiency in SAS or R, as well as a working knowledge of other relevant computational tools is required.
- Highly effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are required.
- Demonstrated statistical knowledge and expertise across multiple disease areas/targets within or across Therapeutic Areas (TAs) is required,
- Oncology TA knowledge and expertise is preferred
- Previous leadership experience is preferred
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