Senior Director, Strategic Consulting
US - Home or office based

Senior Director, Strategic Consulting 

LOCATION: Bay Area or San Diego, CA

We are seeking a Senior Director to join Cytel’s Strategic Consulting group to help drive our rapid expansion on the US West Coast. We are looking for an energetic, focused, detail-oriented professional with an interest and desire to work in a fast-paced environment on projects for global clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. You will work collaboratively with clients and colleagues from around the world to provide strategic input to the clinical development plan, study design, interim decision making rules, data analysis, and interpretation, using novel and advanced statistical methods.  You will be responsible for:
  • Providing strategic statistical advice to clients that ensures a sound and innovative clinical development plan, study design or data analysis is implemented
  • Establishing Cytel thought leadership and marketing Cytel clinical research services, locally and globally throughout the pharmaceutical and medical device industry
  • Supporting business development efforts by working closely with the sales team to engage clients, define project scope, estimate required effort, and help to close new business
Additionally, you will be tasked with:
  • Contributing to the strategic problem-solving process
  • Defining statistical issues and identifying solutions that contribute to the client's overall business goals
  • Supporting the development of efficient clinical development plans for clients by incorporating innovative statistical methods to meet the goals and objectives of their development program
  • Representing clients at meetings with FDA, EMA or other regulatory authorities to defend protocol designs or analyses
  • Maintaining knowledge and awareness of development in biostatistics, clinical trial methodology, and regulatory guidance
  • Developing, researching, analyzing, and refining original statistical methodology, approaches, points of view, and problem-solving tools in collaboration with others
  • Analyzing  data,  programming,  and  simulating  statistical  methods  in  support  of projects
  • Accurately interpreting statistical results and concepts
  • Leading or assisting in writing up client reports, statistical sections of study protocols, statistical analysis plans, and other study documentation
  • Writing up, publishing, and presenting work to establish industry thought leadership
Ideally, you will have:
You must have a PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics or a related field. We also require:
  • Twelve (12) or more years of pharmaceutical experience
  • Expert-level scientific leadership skills with a strong track record of developing/establishing statistical excellence, innovation, and best practices in statistical sciences as they relate to clinical development
  • Experience communicating with and presenting to Regulatory Authorities regarding statistical methodology in design and analysis of clinical trials
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) bridging scientific and business needs
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment and communicate throughout the organization within a fast-paced cross-functional environment while prioritizing multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Working knowledge or major statistical software programs and at least one statistical programming language (preferably R)
  • Ability to adapt, be dynamic, and work well with clients and colleagues
Compensation & Benefits
We offer competitive salary-based package, bonus, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, plus a contributing 401K plan.

Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.
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