Principal Statistician
Whippany, NJ

About $66,000 - $91,000 a year

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Principal Statistician

A Principal Statistician is a specialist in areas of statistical methodology relevant for the represented statistics sub-function and/or in therapeutic area specific statistical methods. The Principal Statistician builds and leads teams of statisticians and representatives from other functions and ensures the use of appropriate and efficient statistical analysis methods during development, submission and/or life-cycle management of Bayer products according to applicable global and regional standards, procedures and regulatory guidelines.


The primary responsibilities of this role, Principal Statistician , are to:

Takes the statistical lead for an indication, compound and/or therapeutic area;
Leads cross-functional virtual teams;
Drives the development and evolution of project, therapeutic area, and global standards;
Provides statistical and methodological consultation on special statistical methodology or on complex statistical, scientific and regulatory issues and mentors other statisticians and/or statistical analysts;
Represents the function with respect to statistical aspects of clinical development programs and products to internal and external stakeholders. These include regulatory agencies, collaborations/business partners, KOLs, etc. Keeps abreast of regulatory and methodological issues, anticipates new needs in the area of responsibility and ensures development of innovative solutions;
Influences decision making processes during drug development and/or life-cycle management by use of appropriate statistical methodology (e.g. simulations, meta-analyses or modeling approaches);
Drives development and implementation of innovative statistical methodology. Coordinates work with academic expects on themes related to the field of responsibility.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:
PhD or MS in Biostatistics, Statistics or Mathematics;
At least eight years of experience as statistician with significant time spent in the Pharma, Biotech, or similar sector;
Experience in leading teams of statisticians and/or representatives from other functions;
High level of expertise in multiple fields relevant for his/her statistics sub-function;
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills and ability to work both, independently and collaboratively with internal and external visibilit;
Good knowledge of statistical programming languages (including SAS and / or R);
Fluency in English


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : New Jersey : Whippany
Division: Pharmaceuticals
Reference Code: 57843

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