Senior Statistician - Translational Medicine & Early Development Statistics

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Janssen Research & Development is recruiting a Senior Statistician for the Translational Medicine and Early Development Statistics (TMEDS) group to be located at Beerse, Belgium. The scope of the TMEDS group focuses on research conducted during the discovery, development and early clinical phase of drug development, before the compound advances to larger confirmatory clinical trials.

Job Description:

Within the department of Translational Medicine and Early Development Statistics (TMEDS) at Janssen R&D, we are currently seeking for an enthusiastic biostatistician (m/f) with a broad knowledge of statistical modelling to strengthen our statistical team in Beerse supporting drug discovery in oncology. The successful candidate will support translational studies and invitro and invivo experiments supporting the oncology discovery portfolio. He/she will contribute to making informed decisions in drug discovery through his/her analytical mindset, analysis skills, experimental design suggestions and through appropriate reporting and communication of data evidence for research and development needs at Janssen. The candidate will collaborate within cross-functional teams and with external contractors. Participation in scientific activities in the local professional community can be expected.


-The Statistician’s primary responsibilities include collaborating with researchers on experimental design, data analysis, and the interpretation and clear communication of results.
-A good knowledge of biostatistics is essential to this role, as is the use of statistics in decision-making and the eagerness to learn the underlying science and business.
-The successful candidate will serve as initial consultation contact for new projects in the drug discovery portfolio, maintains and grows customer base and builds loyal relationships with customers.
-He/she will play a crucial role in bridging the gap from preclinical experiments to first-in-human trials and the use of preclinical information to establish a safe first dose in humans
-He/She will assume independent, professional responsibility for all phases of a project request from beginning through completion with minimal supervision needed.
-He/She is able to manage multiple projects.
-He/she documents projects in sufficient detail for reproducibility
-He/She enjoys building long-term collaborative relationships with research investigators, is proactive and communicates and promotes the use of good statistical practices and software to ensure data integrity and reproducibility.
-The position would also include service as a statistics representative for cross‐functional teams


-PhD in Statistics or related field with minimum 0-2 years relevant experience, or Master’s in Statistics or related field with commensurate years of relevant experience.
-Fluency in English.
-Full proficiency in SAS or R programming
-Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
-Demonstrated interpersonal skills to build relationships, act as change agent, and adapt to rapidly changing organizational & business issues.
-Ability to work independently within a team environment
-Focused on project goals (milestones and deliverables)
-Knowledge of experimental design, (non)-linear mixed models, multivariate analyses, Bayesian statistics, predictive modelling and expertise in modern visualization methods.
-Eagerness to continuously learn about the relevant underlying science and to expand statistical and computing expertise.
-Ability to work autonomously and within a team environment as well as strong leadership skills.

Primary Location
Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)
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