Head of Statistics

Posted 2 weeks ago

Southern Star Research is a leading Australian, privately owned CRO based in Sydney. We specialise in providing clinical research services to a range of clients across the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology markets in Australia and New Zealand.

We recognise that attracting and retaining excellent staff is the key to developing a high quality CRO and providing our Customers with the best service possible. We greatly value the contributions our staff make to our clients’ projects and to the Company. Southern Star Research’s culture is focused on fostering and maintaining a positive, professional and productive work environment.

Due to continued growth and a strong project pipeline, we’re looking for a talented full-time Head of Statistics to join our team in Australia.

If you’re interested in joining an innovative, exciting, Australian owned CRO, we’d love to talk to you.

About the role

Reporting to the Director of Biometrics you will be responsible for:

  • Line management of Biostatisticians and Statistical Programmers
  • Provide technical and operational guidance and direction to the Statistics team.
  • Provide technical expertise to clients, and external and internal stakeholders as required.
  • Manage Statistics department project budgets.
  • Implement strategies for the efficient programming and analysis of study data while maintaining a high level of accuracy and presentation of results.
  • Planning and execution of Statistics projects in line with Southern Star Research Standard Operating Procedures and other processes collaborating with clients, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Overseeing input to the statistical sections of protocols including recommendations for study design and sample size calculations.
  • Overseeing the preparation of randomization schedules.
  • Prepare statistical analysis plans.
  • Overseeing the provision of statistical elements to DSMBs and when required serving on DSMBs.
  • Supervising statistical programming and validation of analysis datasets (SDTM and ADaM), tables, listings and figures.
  • Oversee statistical analysis, validation and reporting of study data.
  • Co-ordinate activities outsourced to Statistical consultants.
  • Contribute to Standard Operating Procedure review and development of new procedures and processes.
  • Perform the duties of a Biostatistician and/or Statistical Programmer as required in support of your team.

Does this sound like you?

To be successful in the role, we are looking for individuals with mature experience conducting and interpreting statistical analyses in the clinical trial landscape:

  • A successful track record as a Principal statistician or currently leading a Statistics team within a regulatory clinical trial environment;
  • Ideally a minimum of ten years’ experience as a Biostatistician in a CRO or Pharmaceutical Company;
  • Excellent SAS programming skills;
  • A good working knowledge of ICH-GCP, GCDMP;
  • The ability to work well in a project team, adaptable and flexible;
  • Provide a high level of service to both internal and external customers;
  • High level of written, verbal, interpersonal and engagement skills; and
  • Masters or PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics.

Why Southern Star Research?

Southern Star Research is a growing a business and this is an ideal opportunity for someone who is looking to progress their statistical career in Phase I to IV trials in Australia. You will be a key member of a highly professional team who are focused in getting new drugs to market and providing high standards of customer satisfaction to clients.

We offer:

  • An attractive remuneration and benefits package;
  • Genuine work-life balance (we appreciate you have hobbies, family and a personal life outside work);
  • We value flexibility, and we welcome a discussion on what might work for you to meet your work/life commitments and support your wellbeing;
  • Career stability and security;
  • Office located in Gordon – under cover parking provided and close to public transport;
  • STAR day – one extra day off per year for you to recharge

We’d love to connect with you!

Don’t have the all the requirements of this role, but still interested? Please still apply!

Inclusivity, Diversity and Equality

Our commitment is to create a safe and inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of our employees with their diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

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