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Associate Director, Statistics

Irvine, California Req ID 2202363 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

Purpose:

The Associate Director, Statistics provides statistical leadership for clinical development and life-cycle management strategies for assigned projects. The Associate Director will work in partnership with experts in multiple disciplines to advance medicines to our patients with a project leadership role for Medical Aesthetics products.

Major Job Responsibilities

• Provide expertise/lead regulatory submission and product life-cycle management strategy planning and implementation for assigned projects. Provide statistical leadership for design, analysis and reporting for clinical or other scientific research programs. Independently develop protocols and statistical analysis plans.

• Represent function/department on project team(s) to provide statistical input to compound/drug development and drive alignment with functional management. Partner with other functions (Clinical, Regulatory, Patient Safety, or GMA) to create development strategies for assigned projects.

• Demonstrate extensive understanding of statistical concepts and methodology. Propose novel statistical methodological approaches to design of scientific studies. Provide sufficient detail to allow programming implementation. Ensure that all statistical analyses specified in scientific protocols and analysis plans are conducted appropriately.

• Train and mentor staff on statistical methodology and operations. May supervise contract statisticians or junior statisticians. Gain expertise in innovative statistical methods. Assist functional leaders in recruiting qualified personnel and arranging training opportunities for professional development of staff.

• Develop strategy for data presentation and inference. Ensure appropriate interpretation of statistical deliverables in collaboration with other functions. Collaborate in publication of scientific research. Ensure accuracy and internal consistency of reports and publications, including tables, listings, and figures.

• Act as the liaison for statistical issues on AbbVie collaborative studies with CROs, academic institutions, government agencies, steering and/or data monitoring committees, joint ventures or licensing collaborators. Build external scientific connections which foster professional development and promote the reputation of the Statistics department.

• Ensure that all applicable regulatory requirements for work processes are met. Critically review regulatory submission documents. Participate in discussions with regulatory agencies as needed. Validate external statistical software to ensure compliance with SOPs and regulatory requirements.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

• MS (with 10+ years of experience) or PhD (with 6+ years of experience) in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a highly related field.

• High degree of technical competence and excellent communication skills, both oral and written

• Able to identify data or analytical issues, and assist with providing solutions by either applying own skills and knowledge or seeking help from others

• Able to manage project timeline and quality of deliverables

• Able to build strong relationship with peers and cross-functional partners to achieve higher performance. Highly motivated to drive innovation by raising the bar and challenging the status quo

• Have strong leadership skills and experience in working/managing cross-cultural or oversea teams

• Pharmaceutical or related industry knowledge required, including experience and understanding of drug development and life-cycle management in the regulated environment.

Key Stakeholders

• Clinical development experts

• Statistical programmers

• Data science expert

Additional Information

• This Job description applies to Clinical Statistics.

Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time
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