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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 12/16/2016

Shire Pharmaceutical Lexington, MA

Lexington, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Masters Degree


Job Description
The Biostatistician works with the medical director, the regulatory lead and other clinical operations staff on the project team on clinical development plans; the design and conduct of clinical trials or registry studies; the evaluation, interpretation, and reporting of trial or registry results for publications; and regulatory submissions. The Biostatistician develops appropriate statistical methods for data analysis and ensures the accuracy and reproducibility of data sets and analyses of clinical trial or registry data by following relevant work practices and procedures. The Biostatistician may participate on project teams as the lead biostatistician on one or more multi-protocol projects within a therapeutic area. The biostatistician communicates with study team members regarding study execution as it relates to timelines, data quality, and interpretation of results.

Ensures all statistical work is processed on time to appropriate quality levels
Reviews project protocols, authors protocol statistical analysis sections, including sample size calculations or simulations
Generates and/or coordinates the creation of randomization schedules and ensures their accuracy
Reviews case report forms to ensure that protocol objectives are met and project standards are maintained
Develops statistical analysis plans for clinical trials or registry studies with fully documented table, listing, and figure shells.
Specifies statistical terms, equations for derived variables and algorithms for analysis
Prepares documentation/specifications to support SAS code for analysis programs
Understands and has the ability to use advanced statistical methods.
Leads the analysis and reporting of results for clinical trials program or registry database, which may include ISS and ISE, annual reports and/or other regulatory documents.
Verifies statistical programs, data sets used and statistical results in regulatory documents and other reports
Develops SAS programs as necessary to perform planned or ad hoc analyses and prepare data displays
Produces statistical reports as required

Provides statistical interpretation of results and explains statistical methodology to team members
Discusses statistical aspects of studies with medical director and regulatory authorities.
Liaises with medical writers, interpreting statistical results for input into clinical study reports or other documents
Authors and/or reviews results sections of the clinical study report or other reports.
Supplies statistical input for regulatory submissions and in response to health authority questions.
Provides support for publication of clinical trial or registry database results.

Assists in the Development of SOPs pertaining to Biostatistics and SAS programming, consistent with FDA and ICH regulations and guidelines.
Participates in and/or leads process/quality improvement initiatives
Provides leadership, quality review, and mentoring to less experienced biostatisticians which may include coordinating the work of other biostatisticians and/or programmers.
Helps with the recruitment of biostatisticians
Keeps abreast of new developments in statistics, drug development, and regulatory guidance through literature review and attendance at workshops and professional meetings.
Presents and discusses the statistical aspects of clinical trials to professional organizations, e.g. FDA reviewers, or less technically oriented audiences.

M.S. in Biostatistics or closely related field is required.
Ph.D. in Biostatistics or closely related field is preferred.
Generally 5+ years of relevant pharmaceutical experience.

Some domestic and international travel may be required

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations
Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.