Principal Biostatistician

Posted 27 days ago
Main Location
New York City, NY, United States
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Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.


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POSITION Principal Statistician

SUPERVISOR Associate Director or Director Statistician

DEPARTMENT Biometrics and Data Operations


  • Ph.D. in Statistics with 5 plus years or MS with 7 plus years pharmaceutical experience as a statistician supporting clinical trials.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Actively provide statistical support to the Clinical R&D Department.
  • Provide statistical input into the design of protocols including preparation of the biostatistical analysis section. Suggest optimal statistical designs that are acceptable by regulators.
  • Prepare statistical analysis plans including table shells.
  • Analyze and report results of clinical trials. Provide tables, listings and graphs for final study reports. Provide ad hoc/data driven analyses.
  • Provide statistical input for the preparation of final study reports and other required documents.
  • Provide statistical support for integrated reports, submissions preparation, and postsubmission activities.
  • Contribute to Clinical Development Plan.
  • Support preparation of manuscripts.
  • Provide project requirements to programmers.
  • Serve as statistical lead on studies, projects, NDAs or sNDAs.
  • Represent Bristol Myers Squibb in interfaces with regulatory agencies globally.
  • Provide statistical input to senior management.
  • Manage outside CROs and consultants as needed.
  • Work closely with different departments in the company (regulatory, clinical, marketing, data management, health economics, etc.) and provide statistical support for a variety of functional groups.
  • Provides leadership
  • Sought out statistical expert to peers and others
  • Provides supportive feedback to peers and leaders
  • Proactively seeks ways to gain broader experience/perspectives and make contributions
  • Participates in cross-functional collaboration and meetings to gain the trust and respect of members, make decisions on business issues and freely challenges and expresses opinions
  • May provide coaching and mentoring and provides feedback via formal/informal appraisals

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Ph.D. or MS in statistics with a focus on statistical methods appropriate for clinical trials.
  • Experience in clinical drug development of at least 5 years for Ph.D. and 7 years for MS.
  • Good planning and project management skills with experience in a pharmaceutical statistical department including direct interaction with clinical personnel.
  • Demonstrated skill in the planning, analysis and reporting of clinical trials. .
  • Detailed knowledge of statistical regulatory requirements/regulations and currently acceptable statistical methodologies.
  • Excellent SAS skills.. Willingness to be hands-on when needed.
  • Knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with medical personnel, clinical monitors, data managers, programmers and medical writers.

Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

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Principal Biostatistician
Bristol Myers Squibb