Associate Director, Quantitative Science - REMOTE

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Statistics, Data Management, Programming
  3. United States
Alamogordo, USA
Posting date: 14 Sep 2023

Proclinical is seeking a remote Associate Director, Quantitative Science (Data Science/Statistics) for a cutting-edge pharmaceutical company.

As the Associate Director of Quantitative Science (Research & Other Areas), you will step into the role of a Statistician/Data Scientist and play a pivotal part in supporting various functional areas within the realm of drug research, development, and manufacturing. This influential and self-reliant position will yield substantial contributions to drug discovery, preclinical studies, the identification and advancement of biomarkers, and nonclinical research.

Must be eligible to work in the US.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leading statistical support for experimental design, analysis, interpretation, and reporting across research, biomarker development, manufacturing, and other spheres.
  • Determining sample sizes and contributing to study design through simulation exercises.
  • Developing analytical methods and software programs.
  • Crafting and reviewing statistical analysis reports.
  • Creating statistical algorithms and specifications for applications enabling researchers to analyze repetitive experiments.
  • Initiating outreach to internal functions to cultivate collaborations and identify opportunities for applying statistics and data science to drive business impact and problem-solving.
  • Exploring and advancing the use of AI and ML for addressing business challenges.
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to junior team members.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Data Science, or a related field is required.
  • A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biostatistics, Statistics, Data Science, or a related field is preferred.
  • Profound subject matter expertise in the application of statistics and problem-solving within related domains.
  • Proficiency in statistics, advanced data science methodologies, practical application, and programming capabilities.
  • A track record of crafting fit-for-purpose statistical methodologies and software tools.
  • Exceptional matrix team leadership abilities, coupled with strong interpersonal skills.
  • For the Associate Director role: A minimum of 5 years of experience (Ph.D.) or 7 years of experience (Master's) in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry.
  • For the Senior Manager role: A minimum of 2 years of experience (Ph.D.) or 4 years of experience (Master's) in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry.
  • Proficiency in the drug discovery process and relevant statistical applications.
  • A strong scientific curiosity and the ability to rapidly acquire new knowledge.
  • A proven aptitude for effective collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, along with strong consultation and interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptability and the ability to excel in a dynamic, diverse, and matrixed environment.
  • Statistics:
    • Advanced proficiency in statistical methods for assessing in vitro and in vivo studies, assay development and characterization, biomarker discovery, and digital biomarkers.
    • Familiarity with advanced data science techniques, including artificial neural networks (ANN), natural language processing, and image analysis (an advantage).
    • Strong programming skills in languages such as SAS, R, Python, and other statistical software packages.
  • Tool Development:
    • Proficiency in creating specifications and designing analysis modules for automating the analysis, visualization, and reporting of repetitive experiments.
  • Supervisory:
    • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and mentor both internal team members and contract staff.
    • Effective skills in reviewing and evaluating documents drafted by staff members.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Merna Hermiz at +(1) 323-306-2409 or

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.