Director Biostatistics

Rockville, MD
October 19 2020
Organization Type
Would you like to be part of GSK's emerging clinical leadership, with an opportunity to lead development efforts across therapeutic portfolios? If so, this could be an excellent opportunity to explore.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…
  • Lead, manage, and provide direction to diverse team of biostatisticians of various disciplines (e.g., clinical, epidemiological statisticians)
  • Function as statistical lead and proactively provide strategic input for vaccines development programs, influencing and advising senior leadership on issues that have business impact
  • Identify opportunities for and drive application of novel statistical/epidemiological methodologies with direct reports
  • Represent Biostatistics function in global project meetings with stakeholders and implement quantitative decision-making principles to inform vaccine development
  • Deliver statistical and scientific excellence in partnership with project team to prepare and execute vaccine development strategy
  • Serve as statistical representative in support of regulatory submissions, providing strategic input for interactions with regulatory authorities, ensuring robustness and successfully defending company position on statistical issues and influencing global regulatory agencies
  • Proactively build and maintain effective strategic working relationships with business partners to deliver business needs
  • Ensure quality and timely delivery of statistical deliverables

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • MS in statistics or related field with minimum 10 years pharmaceutical or related experience
  • PhD (or equivalent) in statistics or related field with minimum of 7 years pharmaceutical or related experience
  • Strong statistical contributions and accomplishments in vaccines development, with a broad knowledge of all phases of development, from early clinical through to lifecycle management
  • Experience with managing direct reports

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Extensive experience in clinical and epidemiological/RWE trials
  • Prior experience with applying Bayesian methods is strongly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with;
    - A history of building and maintaining strong working relationships
    - A demonstrated ability to explain novel and standard methods to scientific and clinical senior stakeholders.
    - Strong influencing skills applied effectively across functions and levels of an organization

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

*This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details.


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