Associate Director, Biostatistics, Statistical Strategy and Innovation in Basking Ridge at Daiichi Sankyo

Date Posted: 1/19/2023

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Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. Under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.


This position proposes and develops statistical methodology independently in handling complex innovative trials designs, conduct, and reporting.  This position collaborates with statistical teams, other functions, external experts and contract research organizations (CROs) in developing and implementing innovative methods in clinical trials under minimal supervision. 


  • Develop and implement statistical methodology

Propose and develop statistical methodology in innovative trial designs and modeling in all relevant studies. Develop statistical tools for implementation of new methodology.

Collaborate with statistical teams and other function teams to properly implement the innovative approaches in clinical development programs.

Promote innovative statistical solutions and strategic planning across the whole drug development team.

  • Statistical Training

Design curriculum and coordinate statistical training to statisticians and other drug development functions on innovative statistical methods.

  • Builds Partnership

Builds partnership with internal cross functional teams and external in situations to maximize available resources.

  • Safety analysis methodology

Develop and support statistical safety analysis methodology across the clinical development.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Education Qualifications: (from an accredited college or university)

  • PhD in statistics or biostatistics preferred

Experience Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related academic field.


  • Good knowledge of drug development and statistical methodologies.
  • Excellent programming skills in R and SAS.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of statistical software package such as NQUERY, EAST, etc.
  • Project planning skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in trial design and data analysis.
  • Excellent collaborating skills.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.