Senior Manager, Statistics
Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Posted on: May 12, 2022
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Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company
that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Senior
Manager, Statistics in our Cambridge, MA office.
At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through
our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led
company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their
potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top
Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and
strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive,
collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an
unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter
Future to people around the world.
Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold
Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven, top 10
biopharmaceutical leader committed to discover and deliver
life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients,
our people and the planet.
Our Data Sciences Institute (DSI) is made up of more than 250
quantitative scientists who harness the insight of data and digital
to speed the development of highly innovative treatments to
patients. These scientists (from statistics, programming, outcomes
research and epidemiology, quantitative clinical pharmacology,
digital strategy, library sciences and data
architecture/governance) bring their expertise to our global
program teams and re-imagine our disciplines. They -work with novel
data streams, including real-world data and digital tools, and
apply advanced analytics including artificial intelligence and
As part of DSI, the Statistics and Quantitative Sciences (SQS) at
Takeda is looking to add individuals to our team that are team
oriented, collaborative, strong understanding of the statistical
programming function, exceptional leaders and innovators. SQS
aspires to bring safe and effective medications to the patients
with our quantitative skills. We design efficient trials,
contribute to clinical development strategies, perform high quality
statistical analyses, and pursue operational excellence.
To attract and retain the very best talent, we in Takeda SQS are
open to flexible or remote working for some roles. - Such roles
will have a connection to a Takeda R&D center.
Lead project delivery directly related to global project teams or
Work independently and prioritize delivery for projects cross
functionally and with vendors
Effectively drive and influence project teams towards seamless
delivery while enabling and making decisions
Contribute to asset level strategies to identify and mitigate
Have internal and external presence on delivery risks and enabling
risk mitigation actions
Have the ability to implement process and best practice changes
through effective delivery risks
CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE:
Advanced knowledge of clinical study designs, analysis methodology
and data interpretation.
Advanced knowledge of pharmaceutical industry, overall drug
development process with expertise in the cross-functional
interfaces with the Statistics function.
Advanced knowledge of FDA and ICH regulations and industry
standards applicable to the design, analysis of clinical trials and
Strong statistical programming skills
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Specialized statistical expertise in multiple therapeutic areas or
Strong project management skills.
Strong collaborative skills and ability to work with a
Independently represent Data Science function on projects leading
data strategies related to diseases, assets or other areas of
interest in Takeda's ecosystem.
Play a leadership role in the development and review of data
science projects and their respective strategies, spanning
spontaneous data exploration in individual data sources to designed
and planned studies requiring the synthesis of many data
Perform beginning-to-end data analyses, from data strategy to
objective formulation, to data exploration and insights, to
hypotheses formulation, experimental design, writing analysis
plans, data cleaning and curation, executing analysis, to
interpretation and preparing reports with documentation.
Develop and support optimal data handling and data provenance
practices utilizing reproducible, interpretable data research
Strengthen Takeda's advanced analytics toolkit by identifying and
applying emerging innovative techniques, as well as by advancing
the state of the art and developing novel analysis tools as
Collaborate effectively within a matrix environment with business
leaders and scientists to identify and develop appropriate goals
for data science work (for example identifying sensitive and
specific endpoints for segmenting patient population, tracking
disease progression, quantifying quality of life, etc.). Partner
with colleagues from a multitude of functions that span R&D
(e.g., pharmacology, chemistry, imaging, translational sciences,
computational biology, experimental medicine) to Commercial
(patient services, sales and marketing, medical information).
Provide thought leadership in concepts related to data acquisition
and ingestion working with Data Architecture and IT. - Understand
respective systems security and provide support for data
transparency, disclosure, and governance. - Strategically connect
with Takeda enterprise projects related to the Digital Advisory
Board and the Global Data Council.
Work closely with Takeda statisticians and other quantitative
experts to ensure statistical issues in data analysis are addressed
Anticipate and communicate internal and external resource and
quality issues that may impact deliverables or timelines of the
program. - Propose and implement solutions. Escalate issues to
management as appropriate in a timely manner.
Increase the internal impact of Takeda's data science work by
identifying opportunities across therapeutic or disease areas and
Increase the external recognition of Takeda's data science work by
participating in conferences, publishing work and developing
Serve as global statistical lead for biomarker development in
Play a leadership role in development and completion of major
statistics deliverables and milestones in collaboration with other
Drive/participate in development and implementation of global
systems, processes and standards to maximize quality and
Leverage standardized analysis methods and reporting standards to
maximize global data integrability; identifies best practice for
utilization across programs.
Provide statistical leadership and support for internal decision
making, regulatory meetings, submissions and follow up.
Provide or identify internal and external statistical expertise and
capacity to support development activities.
Collaborate/lead in the development of compound/program-level
sourcing/vendor strategies and provide oversight of statistical
services, ensuring overall quality.
Assess, communicate and propose solutions for internal, external
resource and/or quality issues that may impact
deliverables/timeline at the program level.
Provide input for planning and management of external budgets
related to statistical deliverables.
Participate/Leads in external professional initiatives and
organizations such as ASA, PhRMA, DIA, etc. to identify industry
best practice and its applicability in Takeda
DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS:
Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
The capability to gain broader technical expertise outside of
The ability to communicate effectively with cross functional teams
and explain statistical and quantitative concepts to
The drive for learning techniques and methods and also for
continuous improvement through various avenues of the
Lead projects directly or indirectly related to Global ProJet Teams
(GPTs) or other functions
Work independently and prioritize projects
Effectively drive and influence project teams towards objectives
while enabling and making decisions
Contribute to asset level strategies
Have internal and external prescience on topics of interest
EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
PhD with -3+ years experience in statistical - or quantitative
MS with -6+ years experience.
WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution
Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health
Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase
additional vacation days
Community Outreach Programs
Empowering Our People to Shine
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