Posted to MedZilla on 11/14/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Scientific Fellow-Statistics-Neuroscience R0012380-MZ


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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Scientific Fellow-Statistics (Neuroscience) in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Scientific Fellow-Statistics (Neuroscience) working on the team, you will be empowered to provide statistical leadership in the design, analysis, and interpretation of clinical studies at a compound level for the Neuroscience Therapeutic Area Unit (TAU), promoting innovative design and analysis methodology, and a typical day will include:


  • Provide statistical leadership in the design, analysis, and interpretation of clinical studies at a compound level for the Neuroscience Therapeutic Area Unit (TAU), promoting innovative design and analysis methodology.
  • Provide strategic statistical input for feasibility assessments, development plans, cross-study analyses and regulatory submissions and interactions.
  • Independently represent SQS in interactions with regulatory authorities and statistical working groups.
  • Monitor and implement advances in statistical and clinical trial methodology for assigned compounds, and promote use of innovative methodologies across TAs.


  • Independently represent the statistics function on global therapeutic areas in support of clinical studies and compound and/or TA-level programs.
  • Provide strategic statistical input to feasibility assessments, development and submission plans, and defense of regulatory submissions across therapeutic areas, including timelines.
  • Promote innovative clinical trial designs and efficient analysis methodologies
  • Provide statistical leadership in the development and review of the study synopsis, protocol, statistical analysis plan, clinical study report, and other regulatory submission documents, ensuring accurate and statistically valid deliverables within and across TAs as appropriate.
  • Oversee standards of definition and implementation of therapeutic area level database (including derived database), analysis and reporting standards. Collaborate with Data Management, Programming, Safety Statistics, Clinical and PV to provide suggestions for achieving high quality databases and specifications.
  • Oversee compound and/or TA-level analysis and reporting activities.
  • Identify and interact with external statistical experts for issues related to design, methodology and results as the primary contact and spokesperson.
  • Increase efficiency of the Statistics function through development of standard and/or innovative analysis methodology, data presentations, global integratability and sharing of best practices.
  • Leverage scientific expertise for strategic statistical leadership by providing recommendations and statistical consultations to management
  • Monitor and contribute to industry advances in statistical methods to optimize study designs and statistical analyses techniques, and lead implementation of innovative approaches within and/or across TAs as appropriate.


  • PhD in statistics or biostatistics with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience Expert knowledge of statistical design/analysis methodology including latest developments and reporting proceduresExtensive statistical and operational knowledge in at least one therapeutic area

  • Demonstrated successful track record in working with various development teams

  • Active in statistical/pharmaceutical professional organizations at regional or national level

  • Advanced knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry including understanding of clinical drug development process and documents.

  • Advanced knowledge of FDA and ICH regulations and industry standards applicable to the design and analysis of clinical trials.

  • Advanced knowledge of Neuroscience endpoints

  • Experience consulting and/or independently representing Statistics function in interactions with regulatory agencies

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

  • Expertise in statistical programming, modeling and simulations


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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