Director, Biostatistics

United States
Start date
23 Jan 2023
Closing date
22 Feb 2023

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Job Description

George Higginson is searching for an experienced Associate Director of Biostatistics, to be exclusively partnered with one of the top-5 Global CROs. This company has a staff turnover rate at 6% in a staggering 5 years and show no signs of slowing! With more than 50+ years' experience in clinical trial planning and execution, my client is equipped to support any development programme. 

Essential Functions

  • Manages staff, which may include interviewing and selection, job description preparation, professional development, goal setting, performance management, behavioural/technical coaching and mentoring, employee counselling and separations.
  • Approves courses of action on salary administration, hiring, corrective action and terminations.
  • Reviews and approves time records, expense reports, leave requests and overtime.
  • Promotes all aspects of the Equal Employment Opportunity policy and Affirmative Action Plan.
  • Assures department adherence to good scientific, ethical and regulatory standards.
  • Acts as a senior reviewer on multiple projects, manages project team resources, budget, finance, and timelines and ensures SOP compliance with appropriate documentation.
  • Serves in a project oversight role for portfolios of client work and acts as the oversight on studies to represent the study to all functions as needed, with the client, and fully accountable for all aspects of the management of risk.
  • Informs senior leaders of department activities, accomplishments and needs.
  • Participates in long-range strategic planning, development of the departmental business plan, and departmental budget.
  • Prepares for bids, marketing and business development.
  • Communicates company and department policies and priorities to department staff and assuring compliance.
  • Ensures appropriate personnel resources are applied to department projects based on priorities and relative complexity.
  • Provides statistical consultation on projects.
  • Reviews and/or approves documents related to project activities.
  • Participates in project development and FDA meetings concerning investigational and marketed drugs assigned to the department.

Job Qualification

  • Bachelor's Degree Biostatistics or related field and 7-10 years relevant experience including 2 years experience managing staff.
  • Master's Degree Biostatistics or related field and 7-10 years relevant experience including 2 years experience managing staff.
  • Or Ph.D. Biostatistics or related field and 5 years relevant experience including 2 years experience managing staff.
  • Typically requires 7-10 years of prior relevant experience, including 2 years experience managing staff or Equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one department or multiple related departments.
  • Familiarity with most complex statistical methods that apply to Phase I-IV clinical trials.
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements, i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.
  • Strong working knowledge of SAS.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Sound judgment/decision making.
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
  • Working knowledge of relevant Data Standards (such as Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)/ADaM).

How To Apply

AL Solutions is a niche Life Science recruitment consultancy. We place professionals across the UK, Europe, the United States and Canada for a variety of Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and CRO companies ranging from small start-ups to large global organisations. If you’re interested, please apply below. If this position doesn’t interest you, please visit our website for a list of more vacancies.

George Higginson

AL Solutions

Tel: +44 (0) 203 778 0909


AL Solutions is backed by well-known industry experts. We are dedicated to making a real difference to the Life Science recruitment and staffing industry. AL Solutions now see themselves as a market leader within the Life Science Biometrics and Clinical Research/Development sectors.

With extensive experience, our in-depth knowledge within the ‘Biometrics & Clinical Life Science Market’ has grown and so has our reputation. We pride ourselves on sourcing the best talent in the market allowing us to stand out from the rest.

Our services cover contingency (permanent and contract), as well as campaign searches, providing clients with industry professionals ranging from graduates through to board level appointments. Our unique understanding into the pharmaceutical sector results in a bespoke service that we tailor to suit each client’s individual needs. Clients and candidates benefit from our specialist knowledge and our focus on providing intelligent, concise and straightforward solutions.

Our aim is to provide high calibre candidates who will fit perfectly into a new environment/organisation which will help transform the performance of the business/division. +44 (0) 203 778 0909

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