Director, Biostatistics

La Jolla, California; New York City, New York; Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Groton, Connecticut
July 23 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
  • Plan, direct and coordinate a variety of specialized and complex global development projects
  • Design, analyze, and interpret clinical trials and/or observational studies in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements, Pfizer standards, and best practices.
  • Provide scientifically rigorous statistical expertise on: Projects and protocols in support of clinical development and for publication, presentation, access negotiation, and other evidence generation efforts for Pfizer products; Regulatory and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) submissions; and projects to maximize the value of aggregate clinical and real world data in support of drug development and other scientific strategies.
  • Provide study and other project level statistical counsel and communicate resource needs to teams.
  • Roll out new initiatives and assists in strategic planning.

  • Provide scientifically rigorous statistical expertise on study design, statistical analysis plans, interpretation and communication of statistical results, project development plans, regulatory issues, and scientific and other product support projects.
  • Provide planning, delivery, and communication of statistical analyses, data presentations, and scientific reports, including clinical trial results, exploratory and meta-analysis results , support for publication activities , scientific presentations, and support to product defense.
  • Accountable for timeliness and quality of study/submission level statistical deliverables on assigned projects.
  • Develop effective collaborations internally and externally including, but not limited to, clinical teams, partner lines, regulatory, payer, industry, professional and academic organizations.
  • Ensure all study and project level statistical activities are conducted in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and Pfizer standards.
  • Maintain compliance with all required training.
  • Provide statistical input and leadership to cross-functional activities, in collaboration with other statisticians, study managers, and programming colleagues, for assigned studies or regulatory and HTA submissions.
  • Provide input to Statistics Group Lead and/or Statistics Group Head to plan support for assigned projects, studies, and submissions.
  • Comply with all statistics and quality processes, Pfizer data standards that are applicable to statistical outputs, and support processes that require statistical input.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other project statisticians within GPD, or other organizations where applicable, to ensure consistency of statistical approaches across studies and alignment with approaches used in regulatory submissions.
  • Present a strong statistical presence in regulatory and professional circles to influence content of regulatory guidelines and their interpretation in practice.
  • Participate in research on statistical methodology and its applications pertinent to the Pfizer business needs.
  • Help maintain a strong statistics community at Pfizer through collaborations, scholarship, presentations, and learnings across divisions.

  • Advanced degree in statistics, biostatistics, or related field.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in the clinical trial setting.
  • Relevant clinical trial, real-world data, and business experience providing an understanding of the processes associated with clinical, regulatory, and marketing operations.
  • Capability to provide statistical leadership to cross -functional teams at the protocol or project level.
  • Strong statistical skills with application to clinical trials especially survival analysis methodology.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


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