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Senior Biostatistician

India, Remote Additional Locations: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India; Chandigarh, Punjab, India; Hyderabad, Telangana, India; Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab, India; Job ID R0000023779 Category Biostatistics Date Posted 06/13/2024
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As a member of Parexel’s Biostatistics group, your expertise in statistical methodology, and data analysis plays a crucial role in providing evidence to support the safety and efficacy of new health treatments. You contribute to research design and analytical strategies, provide input into protocols, and develop and review statistical analysis plans, all while working with the patient in mind.

Parexel's Biostatisticians work in global cross-functional teams where idea-sharing is encouraged, and you constantly learn. Our flexible, supportive, and inclusive working environment provides the space to work at your best wherever you are, voice your opinions, and contribute to the success of the team.

Success Profile

Do you have these soft skills and interpersonal traits to succeed at Parexel?

  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Detail-oriented
  • Efficient
  • Problem-solver
  • Quality-focused

About This Role

Minimum requirements:

Master's degree in Statistics or equivalent & ≥ 6 years of industry related experience
Ph.D. in Statistics or equivalent & ≥ 4 years of industry related experience

Must Have
• Ability to work successfully within a global cross-functional teams leading to successful regulatory filings and approvals
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to the changing needs of the organization.
• Ability to organize multiple work assignments and establish priorities.
• Strong interpersonal skills evidenced in interactions with individuals at all levels of the organization, and demonstrated ability to develop relationships within the organization and leverage the formal and informal organizational structure to assist in goal achievement.

Sr. PS Specifics
• Extensive knowledge of statistical / clinical trials methodology as it relates to clinical development
• Demonstrated data analysis planning, execution and delivery experience in multiple clinical development setting, e.g. different diseases, indications, development phase
• Past submission and regulatory interaction experience

Additionally, preference is for hematology and/or oncology experience.

• Develops expertise beyond biostatistics by researching the medical literature and regulatory documents to develop an understanding of the clinical, regulatory and commercial climate
• Contributes to preparation of the development strategy that will allow for effective and safe utilization of the product
• Drives the design of innovative and efficient clinical trials, including the selection of populations to study and endpoints to use.  Develops trial designs that address study objectives that will support regulatory approval and market access.
• Translates scientific questions into statistical terms and statistical concepts into layman terms
• Challenges collaborator assumptions and positions based on facts and provide insights and perspective based on available information
• Ensures that all analyses conducted have clearly articulated hypotheses associated with them and that the trial design and data collected support conducting the analysis
• Communicates effectively with clinical and regulatory partners and external opinion leaders
• Authors and/or reviews protocol synopsis, protocol, statistical analysis plan, data presentation plan, case-report forms, clinical study reports, associated publications and other study level specification documents
• Exercises cost-disciplined science in sizing of the trials and in the planning for the analyses to be conducted
• Compliant with client processes and SOPs, global and project standards, and responsible for quality of deliverables
• Ensures programming team or vendor partner understands the nature of the clinical data being collected and the approaches to summarizing the information
• Collaborates with clinicians and medical writers to prepare summaries of results for use in regulatory documents and scientific articles
• Drives, with the Clinician, the interpretation of results, development of key messages and communication to the development team. 
• Drives alignment at study team level, and escalates lack of team alignment to the GBDS Lead for resolution
• Provides statistical consultation for ad hoc analysis requests including design of appropriate analyses to answer relevant questions
• Takes accountability for ensuring quality in all planning, design and execution of assignments associated with the assigned protocol or project.
• Keeps up-to-date with state-of-the art applied statistical methodology
• Understanding of CDISC standards and implementation guides

May also:

• Independently leads the development and execution of statistical aspects for multiple or complex studies
• Leads portions of filing activities (e.g., multiple protocols, single indications) including planning for and execution of integrated analyses.
• Defends protocols and SAPs at PRC reviews and provides independent reviews.


Potential Career Path

Parexel offers career paths for Biostatisticians to progress in their technical position or managerial position, as well as options to move to other areas of the business.

  • Biostatistician I
  • Biostatistician II
  • Senior Biostatistician
  • Principal Biostatistician
  • Subject Matter Leadership Pathway
    People Management Leadership Pathway

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