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Head of Biostatistics, Biotech

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dublin
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email: larry@rftgroup.ie

Job Description

Head of Biostatistics, Biotech
Our client, a cutting edge scientifically driven Biotech company with strong development pipeline and multiple blockbuster products, now have a newly created role of in Biostatistics based in their Dublin office. This is a strategic role, Director level, with high visibility across the organisation and with external bodies.

Once settled in to the role this hire will build out this new function, hire their own team and then take on a broader leadership role within Clinical Development for the entity. This is a permanent well remunerated role, where exciting growth and expansion will provide strong developmental and career advancement experience.

The successful candidate will utilize their knowledge of Regulatory requirements regarding statistical principles to ensure the company meets its Regulatory, scientific, and business objectives; collaborates with study investigators, outside experts, and internal colleagues to present and publish trial results and statistical analyses within and outside of the company.

This hire will work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues to ensure appropriate design, statistical analysis and reporting of company clinical data in efficiently achieving regulatory, scientific and business objectives.

The ideal candidate will be operating in similar level role and have proven knowledge of regulatory requirements, with demonstrated experience in ensure the company meets regulatory, scientific, and business objectives.

Key duties of this role:
Oversee and contribute to the completion of all technical and operational statistical activities for clinical development programs for multiple compounds or equivalent through management of internal and external resources.
Negotiates project timelines given constraints, works with senior management and Human Resources to identify long-term staffing plans, provides career development opportunities to staff, and participates in strategic risk assessment based on statistical analyses or principles.
Provides overall leadership for a departmental strategic initiative.
Has understanding of the business beyond the area of Biostatistics and is a recognized authority outside of the company.
Able to set up and influence collaborations with external academic or government organizations to extend visibility or business need of the company.
Can set up data monitoring committees for clinical studies.
Can use competitive intelligence to influence clinical development strategies.

Requirements for Director of Biostatistics:
BS degree in Life Science with advanced qualifications in Biostatistics or equivalent. MSc or PhD in statistics or biostatistics is preferred.
12 years of industry experience in the statistical analysis of biomedical data using SAS® software in pharmaceutical/biotech/CRO industry experience, ideally 3 years of which in a leadership role.
Thorough understanding of the clinical trials design and reporting process and Regulatory reporting requirements (e.g. supporting NDA, BLA and EMEA filings).
Proven ability to directly supervise personnel and lead their department.
Effective verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skills are required.
Must work well within a dynamic, interdisciplinary,
Dynamic self-starter; agile learner; strategic and creative thinker.
Demonstrated strong problem solving and risk-mitigation skills.

For further details please phone Larry on +353 1-2302400 / larry@rftgroup.ie

The RFT Group, BioPharmaceutical Division specialise exclusively in the recruitment of scientists, engineers and executives for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. www.rftgroup.ie

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