Senior Director Biostatistics - (1808831) in United States at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

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    United States
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    At least 9 year(s)
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Job Description

Join us on our exciting journey! IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.



Serve as site head of the local Biostatistics department ensuring that target productivity (FTE, utilization, and output) levels are met. Manage an assigned group of high level staff/management from the Biostatistics and Statistical Programming sections. Manage direct personnel reports typically consisting of Manager to Director level staff from each function. Play major role in sales meetings and oversees departmental proposal preparation. Monitor budget and scope of within office projects and takes action necessary to maximize realization. Ensure that departmental staff contribute to intra- and interdepartmental process improvement to achieve 'best practices'.  Ensure that Biostatistics is working as efficiently and effectively as possible with other departments. Ensure that appropriate levels of professional development and training are provided to staff.  Serve as a biostatistical resource for the department, ensuring scientific integrity in the application of statistical methodology to clinical trials. Provide statistical direction, technical oversight, or consultancy for major projects or on projects involving particularly complex statistical analyses. Represent clients at FDA meetings, FDA advisory boards, or other scientific meetings as required.  Fulfill a global role such as an executive client sponsor or working party lead.


  • Technical responsibilities:
    i)  Serve as a biostatistical consultant for other members of the department and staff members from other Biostatistics departments within the company.   ii)  Maintain knowledge and awareness of developments in biostatistics and clinical trial methodology, and regulatory requirements that impact on analyses.   iii)  Represent clients at meetings with regulatory agencies or other regulatory meetings; may participate as a member of a Data and Safety Monitoring Committee.  
    1. As approved, participate in independent research activities, teaching opportunities, presentations, and preparation of manuscripts for publication.  
    2. May participate as high level lead biostatistician on major project(s) including developing/reviewing protocols, preparing analysis plans, and writing sections of joint clinical/statistical reports, ISSs, ISEs and/or NDA sections, as required.
  • Manage staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations.  Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems.  Approve actions on human resources matters.
  • Ensure the high quality and timeliness of deliverables from the Biostatistics department.  Oversee and ensure the high quality level of the Biostatistics expert review process.
  • Assist in formulating effective global strategic goals and objectives; and assure the implementation and operational integration of global goals
  • Effectively monitor departmental budget, scope of work, and project risks for all office projects.  Participate in monthly project review and operations meetings.  Evaluate projects for unsigned contracts or out of scope requests.
  • Provide major inputs and direction to ensure process improvements and interoffice/interdepartmental task forces; oversee collection and reporting of Biostatistics metrics, implementation of revised work practices, new guidelines, and new software tools as they become available.
  • Allocate resources at the site level and provide input across Bios sites to ensure that resources are effectively allocated so as to achieve target utilization rates and project realization rates.

Job Requirements


  • Familiarity with most complex statistical methods that apply to Phase I-IV clinical trials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills in highly complex situations
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Good negotiating skills
  • Excellent judgment/decision making
  • Leadership and line management skills
  • Demonstrated success of operation within senior/executive management teams
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients


•      PhD or educational equivalent in biostatistics or related field and 9 years relevant experience including 6 years experience managing staff; Master's degree or educational equivalent in biostatistics or related field and 10 years relevant experience including 6 years experience managing staff; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience  
EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.

Job ID: 1808831