2317 - Systems Analyst II - Statistician

Cytel Inc (Pune, MH, India) 1 day ago

Cytel provides unrivaled biostatistics and operations research knowledge to our customers in the life sciences industries in the form of both software and services.  At Cytel, we work hard to create successful careers with significant professional growth for our employees, as a result of which they work hard to make Cytel successful. Cytel is a place where talent, experience, and integrity come together to advance the state of clinical development.

As a driven and expert Statistician Subject Matter Expert (SME), you will contribute to the development of our innovative and market-leading clinical development product suite that helps our customers to design, model, and simulate complex innovative clinical trials with the potential to create significant value for sponsors and patients by increasing their probability of success and accelerating time to market.

A key feature of such software products is our proprietary engines – software components that implement sophisticated and advanced statistical/mathematical algorithms (e.g. simulations of complex adaptive trials) for our cloud-hosted and on-premise software products.  You will be responsible for studying cutting edge statistical methods in leading statistical research publications, designing algorithm specifications for implementing such methods in our engines, guiding developers and testers on implementation and testing of the engines, and performing hands-on testing of such engines yourself.

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

  • Discuss and analyze software requirements with Product Managers, other SMEs, and Software Engineers.
  • Acquire necessary cross-functional knowledge of Software Engineering concepts and processes in order to provide required statistical support in the software requirements analysis process.
  • Study statistical research papers and other publications.
  • Design and document sufficiently detailed algorithm specifications for complex statistical/mathematical methods that Software Engineers can implement and test.
  • Help developers and testers understand these algorithms well and guide the development of the engines.
  • Guide the testers on developing test strategies and test cases for the engines.
  • Study R packages, Python libraries, and other third-party statistical software that could be used to perform comparative testing of Cytel’s engines.
  • Write code in R/Python to explore computational properties of algorithms (like statistical and numerical accuracy) and test these algorithms. Guide statistician testers in the team to do the same.
  • Perform hands-on testing of the software, especially its statistical features.
  • Attend relevant webinars, conferences, and other industry events to keep your knowledge up to date. Collaborate with other experts at Cytel in their research.
  • Follow the standard processes applicable to your work.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Master’s in Statistics required.  Ph.D. candidates do not require any industry experience, but candidates with a Ph.D. in Biostatistics and knowledge of clinical trials preferred
  • Master’s candidates require at least 4 years of experience working as a Biostatistician/Analyst/Data Scientist in the Life Sciences industry and demonstrated expertise in areas like clinical trial designing or complex data analysis
  • Strong mathematical and logical aptitude, analytical mindset
  • Strong knowledge of probability theory, statistical distributions, hypothesis testing and inference, sample size calculation, design of experiments, large/small sample methods, frequentist, and Bayesian analysis
  • Strong knowledge of Applied Mathematics, including numerical methods, calculus, linear algebra, mathematical modeling, and optimization
  • Experience with large scale data experiments and statistical methods is desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of R or Python

Optional Skills and Experience (preferred but not mandatory):

  • Knowledge of adaptive clinical trials, Bayesian methods applied to clinical trials, and methods of multiplicity adjustment is highly preferred
  • Experience of testing statistical/mathematical algorithms
  • Strong programming skills

What’s in it for you:

  • Working for a company has created pioneering, path-breaking, and industry-leading statistical software like East®, StatXact®, and LogXact®
  • Working on cutting edge statistical methods used in clinical trials
  • Contributing to intellectual property (IP) creation
  • Working with internationally renowned Biostatisticians
  • Attending and presenting at national and international conferences
  • Opportunity to play an integral role in helping our clients and the industry shape the future of drug development
  • Being a part of an exciting new chapter in Cytel’s history with high growth and opportunities
  • Working in an environment designed for an entrepreneurially-minded person with a lot of energy, ideas, and the courage to implement
  • Working with and leveraging the best and brightest minds in the industry

Why Cytel? 

  • Our collaborative working environment encourages innovation and rewards results, and we are proud to have one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry. 

  • In addition to competitive compensation, we offer an excellent benefit’s package, annual bonus incentive, promote work-life balance, and the opportunity to grow with us! 

  • Work with respected experts and thought leaders

Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Cytel does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact Cytel’s human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to Cytel. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and Cytel. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Cytel. Cytel shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies.

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