Lilly Research Advisor in Indianapolis, Indiana
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Research Advisor – Statistics
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The Clinical Project Statistician (Advisor - statistics) develops or assists in the development of protocol designs, clinical plans, and data analysis plans in collaboration with physicians, clinical research scientists, and/or medical colleagues. The Clinical Project Statistician is responsible for working with research associates and scientists to establish a reporting database and for analyzing data for clinical studies.
The job tasks listed below outline the scope of the position. The application of these tasks may vary, based upon current business needs.
Statistical Trial Design and Analysis
Operate in collaboration with study personnel to provide input on study protocol, design studies and write protocols for the conduct of each study.
Assist in or be accountable for selecting statistical methods for data analysis, authoring the corresponding sections of the protocol and the statistical analysis plan, and conducting the actual analysis once a reporting database is created.
Collaborate with data sciences in the planning and implementation of data quality assurance plans.
Maintain currency with respect to statistical methodology, maintain proficiency in applying new and varied methods, and to be competent in justifying methods selected.
Influence team members regarding appropriate research methods
Perform peer-review of work products from other statistical colleagues.
Communication of Results and Inferences
Collaborate with team members to write reports and communicate results.
Assist with, or be responsible for, communicating study results via regulatory submissions, manuscripts, or oral presentations in group settings, as well as for communicating one-on-one with key customers and presenting at scientific meetings.
Respond to regulatory queries and interact with regulators.
Therapeutic Area Knowledge
- Understand disease states, competitive landscapes, and regulatory environment in order to enhance the level of customer focus and collaboration and be seen as a strong scientific contributor.
- Perform work in full compliance with assigned curriculum(s) and will be responsible for following applicable Corporate, Medical, local, and departmental policies, procedures, processes, and training.
Statistical leadership and Teamwork
Introduce and apply innovative methodology and tools to solve critical problems
Merge scientific thinking and business knowledge to identify issues, evaluate options and implement solutions.
Lead projects independently and work effectively across functions. Apply technical expertise to influence business decisions.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
- Ph.D. in Statistics OR Biostatistics
Other Information/Additional Preferences:
Proficient in statistical programming languages/software such as SAS, R, Spotfire, WinBUG, etc
Interpersonal communication skills for effective customer consultation
Teamwork and leadership skills
Technical expertise and application with working knowledge of experimental design and statistical analysis
Self-management skills with a focus on results for timely and accurate completion of competing deliverables
Resource management skills
Creativity and innovation
Demonstrated problem solving ability and strategic thinking
Business process expertise associated with critical activities (e.g. regulatory submissions)
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