San Diego , California
April 02, 2017

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting a nonclinical statistician at an Associate Director level for the Translational Medicine and Early Development (TMEDS) group to be located in La Jolla, CA. The scope of the TMEDS team focuses on integration of drug discovery and early clinical trials.

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The Associate Director, Biostatistics:
• Provides lead support for the design, execution, analysis, interpretation, and reporting or communication of data evidence for Research & Discovery programs at JanssenR&D.
• Takes a leadership role in providing input to program plans.
• Identifies and assists in the implementation of innovative statistical approaches.
• Represents TMEDS cross-functional and intra-departmental teams or working groups, including Janssen senior management-level reviews. The successful candidate must be constantly eager to expand their statistical, communications, and computing expertise.
• Will enjoy the process of building long-term collaborative relationships, support junior staff, be at ease with either a non-rigid or rigid structure to projects, and be organized in handling numerous projects simultaneously.
• Participates in the external professional community as well as leads and co-authors publications and presentations.

• A minimum of a Ph.D. in Statistics or related field with minimum 6 years relevant experience
• A track record for suggesting, evaluating and implementing successful alternative or innovative approaches to statistical methods or business processes is required.
• Interaction with clinicians, biologists, other statisticians, information technology colleagues, and Neuroscience management in particular will be a routine, therefore a strong record of written and verbal communication skills are required.
• Experience of statistics application to drug discovery is preferred.
• Understanding of the fundamentals of machine learning and the development of predictive models derived from signal feature reduction is preferred.
• Experience in feature selection from biomedical images is preferred.
• Experience developing and applying signal processing algorithms is preferred.
• Proficiency of R or SAS statistical software is required.
• Knowledge of Matlab is preferred.
• Knowledge of linear and nonlinear mixed models and multivariate analysis is required.
• Exposure to modern data analysis techniques such as data visualization, robust statistics and analysis of high-dimensional data is preferred.
• Experience working autonomously and with cross functional teams is required.
• Demonstrated people management experience is preferred.
• 10% or less domestic and international travel is required.

Primary Location
United States-California-San Diego
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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