May 24, 2022

Job Description

200+ compounds in Novartis are supported by biostatisticians in 10+ sites around the globe. Biostatisticians transform clinical data into analyses that build the basis for making innovative drugs accessible for patients. They influence decision-making in cross-functional international teams from early to late phase drug development.

We are in search of an Associate Director or Director, Biostatistics. Come to an industry leader where you will lead implementation of modern and innovative trial/experimental designs, statistical models, analysis and data exploration methodologies at the study or project level and you will be responsible for all statistical work, scientific and operational, in collaboration with the clinical trial teams and other quantitative partners in the full development analytics team.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Accountable for strategic statistical input and influence into one or more projects (development plan, dose-finding strategy, regulatory strategy, publication strategy, pricing & reimbursement strategy, statistical deliverables).
• Plan and execute of exploratory analyses and statistical consultation within your cross-functional teams.
• Lead development and implementation of innovation in statistical methodology and trial design.
• Lead collaborations with medical and other strategic functions to drive quantitative decision making in drug development and enable successful impact on robust drug development plans.
• Facilitate seamless transition of projects from full to late development.
• Propose and implement innovative designs and methods to optimize drug development.
• Plan, prioritize and oversee project level activities and ensure efficient re-source management within or across franchise and effective partnership with vendors.
• Effective partnership with other functions to ensure integrated quantitative input into project.
• Develop and mentor statisticians

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• For Associate Director Level: PhD with 6+ years’ experience preferred or MS with 10+ years’ experience
• For Director Level: PhD with 8+ years’ experience or MS with 12+ years’ experience
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills bridging scientific and business needs
• Has advanced knowledge of applying statistics and innovative approaches expert knowledge in a variety of statistical areas
• Influences decisions that directly impact the project and departments ability to deliver objectives
• Record of successful implementation of novel methods and/or innovative strategies in drug development
Desirable requirements:
• Prior experience with late phase drug development needs and activities

This role can be based in Cambridge, MA, East Hanover, NJ or Basel, Switzerland

769 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. At Novartis, being there when and how it matters most for our patients and customers allows us to live our purpose and help bring maximum impact to health outcomes.

Furthering our commitment to transforming medicine for patients, Novartis is embarking on an ambitious and exciting journey to reinvent how we use technology, data and customer insights to better serve our consumer’s needs and put them on a path to better health. This includes taking bold approaches that begin with a customer-centric mindset and harness the power of today’s digital and data-driven healthcare revolution to continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives.

• Do you want to help people understand their disease and how to seek out the proper treatment for it?
• Do you want to support patients achieve the best possible outcomes?
• Do you want to deliver a leading customer experience at all touchpoints?
• Do you want to be at the forefront of leveraging today’s technology advances to create tomorrow’s healthcare innovations?

We believe the answers are found when curious, adventurous, and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to utilize the power of digital and data to individualize and maximize interactions with customers.
Where you’re empowered to not fear failure when taking smart risks. And most importantly, where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Global Drug Development
East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
Full Time
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Associate Director / Director, Biostatistics (Medical Affairs)

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