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Loxo@Lilly Executive Director, Biostatistics and Statistical Programming Process and Infrastructure (BSPPI) in Augusta, Maine

About Loxo@Lilly:

Loxo@Lilly aims to create medicines that make life better for all those affected by cancer around the world. Bringing together the focus and spirit of a biotech with the scale, resources, and heritage of Lilly, our team is focused on rapidly delivering impactful new medicines for people with cancer. Our approach centers on creating oncology medicines that unequivocally show early signs of clinical activity and will matter to patients. We intend to curate a balanced pipeline of medicines, either internally or externally discovered, with the potential to treat cancer with dramatic effect. Loxo@Lilly was created in December 2019, combining the Lilly Oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly in early 2019. Loxo@Lilly is a global organization with team members in Louisville, Colorado; Indianapolis, Indiana; New York City, New York; San Diego, California; South San Francisco, California; Stamford, Connecticut; and Madrid, Spain.

The Executive Director, Biostatistics and Statistical Programming Process and Infrastructure (BSPPI) will play a key role in modernizing the Biostatistics Department by assessing, improving, and managing its standards, infrastructure, and processes. This individual will work closely with the Loxo@Lilly Biostatistics leadership team, Lilly biostatistics and data management to establish best practices, processes and efficient integrated handoffs from data and analysis perspective. The Executive Director, BSPPI will have an opportunity to influence best practices and innovative processes cross functionally to enable agile drug development in the context of an exciting and growing oncology portfolio.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position

  • Processes: Collaboratively lead assessment, implementation, and management of lean process development and associated documentation for biostatistics and statistical programming

  • Infrastructure: Partner with leads from interfacing cross functions such as Data Management and IT across Loxo@Lilly and Lilly to analyze and continuously improve the computing infrastructure that includes statistical computing environment and standard software utilities

  • People: Develop collaborative relationships with relevant functions within Loxo@Lilly and Lilly by leading/participating in cross functional initiatives to bridge the differences in standards, processes, and infrastructure.

  • Standards: Lead the development, improvement, and adaption of standards for statistical analysis documents, SAS and R programs, TFLs, and SDTM and ADaM datasets. Keep abreast with industry and regulatory trends related to biostatistics and statistical programming.

  • Technology: Introduce/develop breakthrough and incrementally innovative technical capabilities to ensure optimal operation of Biostatistics department.

Required Qualifications and Preferred Background

  • Bachelor/Master’s/PhD Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Life Sciences or other relevant scientific fields with a minimum 7-10 years Pharmaceutical/Biotech data science, programming and/or statistics experience is required.

  • Experience in analyzing, designing, developing, and managing the change of implementing innovative solutions is required

  • Knowledge of SAS programming language and familiarity with macro development is required.

  • Knowledge of programming languages in addition to SAS such as R and Python, and programming tools used in clinical research and drug development is preferred.

  • Solid knowledge of the drug development process, interaction of statisticians and statistical programmers, and experience in complex technical projects is required.

  • Familiarity with regulatory guidelines, CDISC standards, biostatistics and statistical programming submission deliverables, and validation processes is required.

  • Excellent verbal/written and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively in a cross-functional setting.

Loxo@Lilly currently anticipates that the base salary for this position level could range from between $186,000 to $272,800 and will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. This position will also be eligible for a company bonus(depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Loxo provides a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including vacation, medical, dental and vision benefits; participation in a 401(k) plan; life and accidental death and disability coverage; parental leave benefits and employee discounts for certain items. The compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Further, Loxo reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion.

Physical Demands/Travel:

The physical demands of this job are consistent with light office duties.

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*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the role and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Loxo@Lilly (Eli Lilly and Company) is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law).

Loxo@Lilly (Eli Lilly and Company) is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process for positions at Loxo, please email for further assistance. Please note, this email address is intended for use to request an accommodation as a part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.