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Vice President, Statistical Programming

USA - Any Region - Home Based Date posted 10/26/2021 Job ID 75588BR

As a Biostatistician at Parexel you’ll work on a variety of projects, while collaborating with our global team of experts. You’ll be able to develop your statistical skills, gain exposure to multiple therapeutic areas, become involved in business development activities, and have the opportunity to grow and develop your career within a flexible working environment. You’ll also contribute to research design and analytical strategies, provide input into protocols, and develop and review statistical analysis plans.

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Check out the top traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Communicator
  • Leadership
  • Efficient
  • Tech-Savvy
  • Personable
  • "Parexel is very team oriented, so you work with a lot of people and also get to work in different therapeutic areas. There are many opportunities to find what you enjoy and the management is very supportive."

    James - Associate Director, Biostatistics
  • "Parexel is a great place to grow your career, have fun, and make a difference. Our quality-focused team culture and supportive management ensure growth, learning opportunities and achievement for every employee."

    Eve - Associate Manager, Biostatistics


  • Career Development

    Opportunity to learn and grow through a performance and development goal-setting program.

  • Balance

    We value work-life balance. We try and keep regular hours and a flexible working enviroment.

  • Open communication

    Work with industry leaders and subject matter experts.

  • Freedom

    The ability to innovate, ask “what if” and try new solutions without fear of failure.

  • Systems

    Utilize Parexel’s industry leading clinical systems and solutions

  • Mentoring program

    Strong mentors with depths of experience working for global health authorities.


The Vice President will ensure the satisfactory management of Global Statistical Programming Operations worldwide in a manner consistent with Corporate and Department strategy and goals. The Vice President will manage Statistical Programming staff across defined worldwide locations and offices and is responsible for ensuring adequate number and competency of staff to meet the business needs of GDO.

The Vice President guides training, career development, line management processes and ensures Core Value Principles within Statistical Programming. In addition, the Vice President liaises with counterparts in Biostatistics, Data Management, Clinical Database Programming, Medical Writing Services and other CRS functional groups to continually assess and improve cross-departmental operational processes and GDO quality.

The Vice President will promote and participate in the development and coordination of global strategic, technical, and operational initiatives and works with counterparts in CRS to update, develop and implement harmonized Parexel WW SOPs and a harmonized approach to Statistical Programming at the global and regional level. The Vice President will actively seek and follow through on Statistical Programming stand-alone sales opportunities through internal and external leads and serve as technical resource for proposal preparation, project planning and strategic sales presentations for stand-alone and complex Statistical Programming projects/partnership agreements.

The Vice President will also provide support to Business Development and participate in client presentations to provide general and/or client specific overviews of Parexel Statistical Programming capabilities. The Vice President will develop goals for Statistical Programming to continually enhance productivity and quality and actively contribute to the strategic decision-making process and impetus to achieve the corporate goals as part of the worldwide CRS management team.


The Vice President, Statistical Programming position at Parexel requires a diverse skill set across three main categories: Leadership, Personnel Management, and Business Operations.

Leadership Skills:
  • Excellent ability to build and lead virtual teams independently and with authority, ability to manage managers/directors
  • Advanced negotiation and organizational skills
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly effective communication skills with a diplomatic approach including the ability to work with various personalities and perspectives
  • Excellent ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm, prioritize workload with attention to detail
  • Effective time management to meet objectives
  • Demonstrated proactive thought process to minimize and mitigate risk independently
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional initiatives within Parexel
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct root cause analysis cross-functionally in business problem solving and process improvement development
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions in ambiguous situations
Personnel Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to gain trust and confidence with a variety of clients as well as within Parexel
  • Excellent learning ability and flexibility
  • Strong critical and logical thinking skills
  • Excellent managerial courage, resilience, and ability to adjust to a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent presentation skills: internal, external, and to large audiences (including experience or willingness to participate in conference presentations)
  • Competent in written and oral English and local language (as applicable)
  • Ability to travel as required
Business Operations Skills:
  • Excellent commitment to Quality
  • Understanding of GDO tasks, specifically within Statistical Programming, regulatory requirements, and data standards
  • Ability to mitigate escalations and encourage team proactivity
  • Maintain maximum utilization of self and team
  • Drive team compliance to SOPs
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Substantial work experience in similar position (> 10 years), with expertise in area of Statistical Programming (or related discipline) and strategic planning, development, and implementation
  • Significant experience in leading project and program teams, including previous line management experience with proven team success
  • Significant experience in designing organization functions, building out teams and departments
  • Excellent understanding of cross functional activities in the clinical data operations value chain
  • Demonstrated and comprehensive patient and customer service focus
  • Robust knowledge of ICH-GCP Guidelines, local regulatory requirements and Parexel SOPs and study specific procedures
  • Personal ethical integrity and commitment to improving the outcomes of patients

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in a science or industry-related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Master’s degree preferably in a science or industry-related discipline or equivalent experience

Employment is contingent on disclosure of your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if relevant, proof of vaccination.

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Parexel is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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