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Associate and Director of Statistics and SAS Programming at inVentiv Clinical

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Posting Title: Head, Statistics
Job Requisition: 059880
Posting Location: Shanghai, CHN

Imagine a career that touches the lives of people everywhere. Imagine an opportunity to reach beyond your area of expertise to make an impact on something greater than the bottom line. Imagine playing a key role in some of the most critical issues facing healthcare today. This is your career at Pfizer - a career unlike any other. Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Site leader responsible for ensuring the provision of statistical expertise in support of Therapy Areas, Programmes and Projects in partnerships with colleagues at the UK & US sites
  • Accountable for the timely delivery of high quality, statistical deliverables including Clinical Trial Protocols, Statistical Analysis Plans, Lists of Tables, input to Clinical Study Reports and other deliverables as required
  • Expected to effectively manage utilization of local statisticians to ensure planned activities and deliverables are adequately resourced and agreed milestones met, and that colleagues are fully engaged in supporting the business
  • Functional leadership ensuring use of agreed standards, compliance with specified training curriculum, adherence to relevant SOPS and processes and utilization of specified systems and software
  • Technical and functional development among local statisticians ensuring hires are suitably qualified, that their statistical skills are developed in line with business need, and that they have a strong awareness and understanding of EU and US regulatory, ICH guidance documents
  • Responsible for ensuring local Statisticians are equipped with necessary competencies to carry out their duties including team-working skills, the ability to communicate technical and non-technical matters clearly, good time management and organizational skills, etc.
  • Leadership in outreach activities building effective links with external industry, academic, professional and other local and national institutions and organizations
  • Establish and maintain links with Statistics Site Heads at other sites in US, UK to ensure alignment in strategy and implementation
  • Collaborate with counterpart in Mumbai / Shanghai to build knowledge and understanding of effective business practices that can be applied locally
  • As needed, provide guidance to local statisticians on technical and statistical matters

  • Postgraduate statistical qualification (MSc or PhD in Medical Statistics or similar) with extensive clinical development and business experience.
  • A thorough understanding of the processes associated with clinical, regulatory and marketing operations.
  • Leadership, project management, resource management (staff and financial), administrative, and technical capabilities are required, as well as effective verbal and written communication skills in relating to colleagues and associates both inside and outside the organization.
  • Experience supporting regulatory submissions and post-marketing activities
  • At least 7 years of experience in managing multiple, highly complex projects.
  • At least 3 years staff management experience.
  • Demonstrated project management and budget management expertise required.
For consideration please apply directly on-line at and search for job requisition number 59880.


The position of an Information Analyst at SAI Strategies.

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Note: Employer will not sponsor.

Position Title: Strategic Information Analyst

Position Summary:

The incumbent will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and mining customer data and application of findings to support business decisions and sales growth and strategic initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and maintain customer data (10-100% sample) that will serve as exploratory analysis tool for a variety of marketing projects.
  • Mine internal and external customer data to uncover sales opportunities.
  • Receive, clean, organize, and archive primary and secondary research datasets for current and future analyses.
  • Create streamline approaches to transition of analytical results into simple, clear reports to increase productivity, time for interpretation, and ultimately understanding and application of results.
  • Identify, review, recommend, install, and manage statistical tools and best practice uses in support for primary and secondary research, database analysis, advertising effectiveness evaluation, and other analyses.
  • Collect, prepare, analyze customer information from secondary sources.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A minimum Bachelors Degree in Computer Science of Social Science with experience/knowledge of statistical tools.
  • 3+ years’ experience working with large datasets/analytical datamarts preferably customer/marketing database within retail environment. Exposure to heavy data lifting, cleaning, and preparation.
  • Proficiency in SAS Programming, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and various data mining tools and relational database systems.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and modeling.
  • Experience in analysis on a variety of hardware systems. Knowledge of database design.
  • Primary research experience is a plus.
Additional Information and Disclaimers:
  • Regular attendance is required
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and interact effectively with others
  • Critical features of this job are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
For consideration, please e-mail your resume, salary requirements, and work authorization status to


Nimish Thakkar
SAI Strategies


Institute of Biostatistics in Fudan Univ., China

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Professorial Positions in Biostatistics at Fudan University

We are seeking for qualified applicants to fill three professorial positions recently available in the newly created Institute of Biostatistics, Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

A successful applicant to these posts is expected to have a Ph.D. degree either in statistics/biostatistics but with strong research interests in any branches of Biology or in a biology subject but with demonstrated ability of using statistics/mathematics in research. She/he should have post-doctoral research experience in biostatistics/statistics or relevant subjects and a good record of publications as a leading author in internationally recognised journals. Experience in teaching statistics in universities or research institutions is desirable but not essential for the applicants with an outstanding track record in research.

You are expected to create your own research group within the institute at the same time to maintain collaborative interaction with statisticians, mathematicians and biologists in the university campuses. You will be encouraged to win research grants from national or/and international funding sectors.

You will play a core role in the institute’s postgraduate training programs through teaching key lectures of the training programs. In addition, you are required to supervise postgraduates and postdoctoral fellows.

We offer a competitive package to successful applicants. This basically includes an annual salary of RMB100k, house allowance of RMB200k and a start-up research support of RMB 100~300k, but negotiation may be made for more senior applicants.

To apply for the post, you should send a formal application letter, a full curriculum vita, copies of no more than five representative papers published in peer-reviewed journals and names of at least two referees to the following address. Applications are open until all these positions are filled up.

Zewei Luo, BSc, MSc, PhD
Institute of Biostatistics
School of Life Sciences
Fudan University, Shanghai 200433
Tel: 0086-21-55665342, 65643966
Fax: 0086-21-65643768


More Positions from The Cambridge Group Ltd

I: Senior Biostatistician Consultant, Bay Area, CA - 4593/4635

Company: Biopharmaceutical Company
Status: Full-time, consulting engagement, 40 hrs/week
Length: Long-term assignment in 6 month increments

Work on-site at a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes biotherapeutics. Our client prides itself on producing a considerable number of biotechnology products originated from their research and science. You could be a part of the award winning biotech leader who manufactures and commercializes multiple biotechnology products and licenses several additional products to other companies.Seeking statistical consultants to work on clinical study reports and manuscripts with multiple teams; and perform exploratory analyses using SAS or S-plus. Occasionally attend project team meetings.
Requirements: Ph.D. in statistics/biostatistics with 2 to 4 or 4+ years of clinical trials experience. Experience with statistical software packages such as SAS and S-Plus. Excellent SAS skills. Sound knowledge of theoretical and applied statistics. Effective communication skills. Effective team contributor.

II: Biostatistician, Northern NJ or Philadelphia Metro - 4621

Company: Pharmaceutical Company
Status: Full-time consulting engagement, 40 hrs/week
Length: Long-term assignment in 6 month increments

Our client is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical company, both in the US and Europe. Backed by a world-class R&D organization, they are developing leading positions in seven major therapeutic areas: cardiovascular disease, thrombosis, oncology, diabetes, central nervous system, internal medicine, and vaccines. Provide statistical analyses, tabulations, graphics and listings of clinical trial data. Offer guidance in statistical analysis methodology. Ability to coordinate the production of data displays in an efficient manner for inclusion in integrated clinical/statistical reports and other similar reports. Provides statistical analyses, summaries and reports of studies in the support of product development including New Drug applications (NDA's) and Biological License Applications (BLA's) submissions. Ensuring statistical and integrated clinical/statistical reports meet regulatory and company standards. Presents and interprets data manipulations/processing and statistical analyses. Derives statistical conclusions and makes recommendations based on experimental results.
Requirements: MS degree in Biostatistics or related field, PhD is preferable. Broad understanding of statistical methods within context of clinical trials, specifically in oncology. Broad knowledge of SAS. Proven ability to organize workload and priorities and complete tasks on time. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively. Ability to complete tasks under limited supervision.

III: Project Statistician Consultant, Philadelphia Metro/NJ or Northern NJ - 4548

Company: Pharmaceutical Company
Status: Full-time consulting engagement, 40 hrs/week
Length: Long term assignment in 6 month increments

In this large, multi-national company, all employees and contractors are considered as individuals, with respect paid to recognize their merit. This client is known for keeping contractors equally involved in project decisions; with opinions and individual contributions valued on the same level as that of internal staff.
We are seeking a project level statistician consultant. Responsibilities include performing analysis of clinical trial data, input into protocol development and analysis planning, and extracting & analyzing data with SAS. Position is also very hands-on with SAS Programming and validation. A keen eye for accuracy is essential. Therapeutic areas: psychiatry and neurology. Requirements: PhD in statistics / biostatistics preferred with at least 5 or more years (7 or more preferred) pharmaceutical experience in clinical trials environment at a pharmaceutical company or CRO.

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Founded in 1976, The Cambridge Group has developed a reputation as one of the most respected recruiting firms specializing in clinical trials. Our well-established client network, continually developed over almost 30 years, retain us not only to represent candidates with the right skill sets; but to go beyond and represent only those professionals who excel and are considered to stand out amongst their peers.

The Cambridge Group, Ltd. offers a cafeteria-style, flexible benefits plan where consultants can choose from:

-Two different Blue Cross Health Plans
-Dental Insurance
-Life Insurance & AD&D
-Long-term Disability
-Paid Holidays
-Up to 4 weeks of Vacation
-Continuing Education Reimbursement up to $5,250 /yr
-Section 529 Tax-Deferred College Savings Plan

We also offer relocation benefits, H-1 visa, and sponsorship for permanent residency (green card) immediately upon hire as appropriate.

The Cambridge Group Ltd.,
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Positions from The Cambridge Group Ltd

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Associate Director Biostatistics MA

The Associate Director, Biostatistics will manage the Biostatistics activities for one or more clinical development program groups within Biometrics. Oversee the entire design, development and evaluation process for the technical/statistical infrastructure for the conducting and evaluation of all clinical trials, from inception to completion. Responsible for the implementation of assigned projects and services, as well as the work performance and technical development of staff. Provide expert technical guidance to Biostatisticians and other staff on project teams, fostering interdisciplinary understanding within the groups and integrating activities with those of other groups, departments and project teams. A PhD with 9 years or MS with 12 years of pharmaceutical experience is required.

Manager Biostatistics NJ

The Manager, Statistics will get involved in the study design stage to develop sound and efficient studies. Write the statistical analysis section in the protocol that fits regulatory requirements and write the statistical analysis plan that clearly and in full detail specifies the strategy to analyze the data before the data are unblinded. Review all protocols on the international drug development project for consistency and strategic appropriateness. Interpret statistical results for clinical colleagues. Review all the related reports to monitor the quality and accuracy. Validate the programmers' output to control the accuracy of the study results. Requirements: knowledge of the statistical procedures employed in the analysis of Phase I through Phase IV studies; experience in the usage of computers and SAS Programming; knowledge of current US and International regulatory requirements that relate to statistical considerations for new drug applications. A PhD with 4 years or MS with 6 years of pharmaceutical experience is necessary.

Project Statistician CA

The Biostatistics Senior Manager will participate in Global Development Team (GDT) meetings. Contribute to strategy via writing statistical elements of Global Development Plans. Lead and project-manage all GDT statistical activities according to agreed resource and timeline plans. Develop and maintain standardized statistical approaches and methodology for all GDT activities. Lead statistical aspects with regulatory bodies worldwide. Create statistical text for study concept documents and protocols (study design, endpoints, sample size, methods for analysis). Review and approve randomization specifications. Create statistical analysis plans and templates for tables, listings and graphs. Review and approve dataset specifications and key study-related documents produced by other functions (e.g. CRFs, Data Management Plans, etc). Write, test, validate and execute software programs to produce datasets and tables, listings and graphs (statistical analysis outputs) for inclusion within CSRs, CSS, CSE, publications and other communications. Participate in the finalization of protocol deviations and analysis sets. Approve database freeze. Unblind, load and check accuracy of treatment assignment data. Create flash reports and statistical text for CSRs, clinical publications and other communications. Plan and execute statistical review and QC of CSRs, clinical publications and other communications. Assist in planning and contribute to compilation of CSS and CSE. Oversee the work of outsourcing partners and vendors at study level. Create Requests for Proposals from outsourcing vendors for statistical services. Contribute to decisions on selection of outsourcing partners. Participate in the development and review of Policies, SOPs and other controlled documents. Participate in study and system audits. A MS with 6 years or PhD with 4 years of pharmaceutical experience is necessary.