Director / Assoc Dir Statistics (FSP)

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

Multiple Locations


Associate Director / Director Biostatistics (FSP) - UK / Europe

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.   

Our Biostatistics department are passionate about being data and technically agile, and driving enhanced value for our clients and patients. Determined to improve patient health, we help PPD provide industry-leading statistical, programming and clinical pharmacology contributions through global delivery, consistent quality adherence and scientific insight.

We are currently recruiting for an Assoc Dir or Director of Biostatistics to join the FSP team within our Biostats and Programming department in EMEA. As an AD/Dir you will manage a team of staff working on FSP projects, as well as providingoperational leadership for the FSP department. Responsibilities include: Managepermanent and contract staff, includinginterviewing and selection,professional development, goal setting, performance management, behavioral and technical coaching and mentoring. Serve ina project oversight role for studies within the FSP portfolio Consultwith project teams, sponsors, and other clients/agencies on project-related issues. Assuredepartment adherence to good scientific, ethical, and regulatory standards. Acts as senior reviewer on multiple projcts, manages project team resources, budget, finance, timelines and ensures SOP compliance with appropriate documentation. Participatein long-range strategic planning, development of departmental business plan, and departmental budget. Preparebids and attend bid defences for business development purposes. Ensure appropriate personnel resources are applied to department projects based on priorities and relative complexity. Reviewand/or approvedocuments related to project activities. Associate Director / Director Biostatistics (FSP) - UK / Europe

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.   

Our Biostatistics department are passionate about being data and technically agile, and driving enhanced value for our clients and patients. Determined to improve patient health, we help PPD provide industry-leading statistical, programming and clinical pharmacology contributions through global delivery, consistent quality adherence and scientific insight.

We are currently recruiting for an Assoc Dir or Director of Biostatistics to join the FSP team within our Biostats and Programming department in EMEA. As an AD/Dir you will manage a team of staff working on FSP projects, as well as providingoperational leadership for the FSP department. Responsibilities include: Managepermanent and contract staff, includinginterviewing and selection,professional development, goal setting, performance management, behavioral and technical coaching and mentoring. Serve ina project oversight role for studies within the FSP portfolio Consultwith project teams, sponsors, and other clients/agencies on project-related issues. Assuredepartment adherence to good scientific, ethical, and regulatory standards. Acts as senior reviewer on multiple projcts, manages project team resources, budget, finance, timelines and ensures SOP compliance with appropriate documentation. Participatein long-range strategic planning, development of departmental business plan, and departmental budget. Preparebids and attend bid defences for business development purposes. Ensure appropriate personnel resources are applied to department projects based on priorities and relative complexity. Reviewand/or approvedocuments related to project activities.

To be considered for the role you should have the following qualifications, skills and experience: Masters degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field 10 years of clinical trial experience in Biostatistics 5 years of leading / managing a team Strong leadership skills Previous FSP experience is a plus Capable of effectively mentoring staff to direct and promote teamwork in a multi-disciplinary team setting Superior management skills, as shown through management of multiple projects and proven ability to manage, mentor, and motivate staff Demonstrated initiative and motivation Superior written and verbal communications skills, including proficiency in the English language Positive attitude and the ability to work well with others Capable of supervising, evaluating, and mentoring departmental personnel Capable of delegating tasks and facilitating the completion of assignments Capable of driving innovation in developing new ideas related to process improvements Comprehensive organizational, judgment, analytical, decision-making and interpersonal skills Capable of independently assessing sponsor needs and working with project team members in producing compliant deliverables

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.  

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We’ve grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel. 

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD - 

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.  

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To be considered for the role you should have the following qualifications, skills and experience: Masters degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field 10 years of clinical trial experience in Biostatistics 5 years of leading / managing a team Strong leadership skills Previous FSP experience is a plus Capable of effectively mentoring staff to direct and promote teamwork in a multi-disciplinary team setting Superior management skills, as shown through management of multiple projects and proven ability to manage, mentor, and motivate staff Demonstrated initiative and motivation Superior written and verbal communications skills, including proficiency in the English language Positive attitude and the ability to work well with others Capable of supervising, evaluating, and mentoring departmental personnel Capable of delegating tasks and facilitating the completion of assignments Capable of driving innovation in developing new ideas related to process improvements Comprehensive organizational, judgment, analytical, decision-making and interpersonal skills Capable of independently assessing sponsor needs and working with project team members in producing compliant deliverables

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.  

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We’ve grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel. 

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD - 

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.  

 #LI-AD1


2021-01-08 00:00:00


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