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Senior Manager, Clinical Statistics


San Diego, CA
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This position will provide statistical support for a number of early to late phase clinical trials in Oncology. The successful candidate will collaborate with study teams working effectively within the clinical tetrad (clinician, clinical pharmacologist, translational oncologist and statistician) to design studies, develop protocols, write statistical analysis plans, perform statistical analysis, write reports and present results summarizing findings. The candidate will directly contribute to Company success by increasing the strength of study designs, interpretability of results, regulatory strategy & interactions, biomarker strategies and by implementing continuous improvement practices in all areas of research that involve statistical analysis of data.


Ensure high-quality statistical support is provided for assigned studies conducted at Pfizer Oncology through the use of state-of-the-art statistical methods

Provide scientifically rigorous statistical input into study design, study protocol, patient selection strategies based on molecular profiling or genotyping, statistical analysis plans, interpretation of statistical results, project development plans, regulatory issues and scientific and commercialization projects

Review protocols to ensure that objectives are met and Pfizer standards are maintained

Review and check treatment allocations in randomized clinical studies and ensure proper implementation

Monitor the quality of clinical trials data

Ensure compliance with process & quality of deliverables within the development program

Provide planning, delivery and communication of statistical analyses, data presentations, and scientific reports, including clinical trial results, exploratory and meta-analysis results, support for publication activities, scientific presentations, and support to product defense.

Provide statistical input and leadership to cross-functional activities - collaborate with other statisticians, project managers, programmers, study managers, and writers, etc. for assigned projects

Comply with all statistics and quality processes and Pfizer data standards that are applicable to statistical outputs, and support processes that require statistical input.

Maintain expertise in the field of biostatistics, and bring best practices and new methodologies in house

Help maintain a strong statistics community at Pfizer through collaborations, scholarship, presentations and learning across units, divisions and locations.

Write and validate statistical applications, as required

Author or contribute to reports and/or scientific presentations

Participate in professional development activities both within and outside the company


MS with 8+ years' or Ph.D., with 5+ years' experience in biostatistics, statistics or related field

At least 5 years' experience in application of statistical methods in research including experience and broad knowledge of major statistical techniques, in particular Survival analysis, Linear and Non-linear modeling, Bayesian Statistics and experimental design

Proficiency in statistical software packages such as SAS, R or S-PLUS

Proficiency and clarity in both written and oral communications is essential

Familiarity with basic terminology and methods used in conducting oncology clinical trials and research

Must possess organizational skills and be able to work independently and in a project team environment.

Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently

Preference will be given to the candidates with Oncology clinical trials experience specifically with knowledge and experience in oncology trial designs, analysis of biomarker data and, patient selection strategies based on molecular profiling or genotyping.

Additional Details:

Eligible for employee referral bonus.

Grade 13

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