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Systems Analyst Manager and Statistician

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Pune, MH, IN Pune, MH, IN Pune, MH, IN Pune, MH, IN

Company: Cytel Inc

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 Systems Analyst Manager and Statistician in Cytel’s Software R&D department, you will contribute to the development of highly motivated and skilled junior statisticians in our team.

You will get a chance to participate in and contribute to the development of Cytel’s pioneering Solara® platform that combines Cytel’s key strength in developing advanced statistical software with cutting-edge data analytics methods and the computing power offered by modern cloud platforms.

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

  • Study various cutting-edge statistical methods and algorithms and coach junior statisticians on the same.
  • Guide junior statisticians in designing and testing statistical algorithms in Cytel’s engines.
  • Perform resource management and monitoring for the Software statisticians’ group.
  • Mentor statisticians in the Software team to help them with career-building. Manage their training needs.
  • Guide statisticians in acquiring and improving clinical trials domain knowledge by attending appropriate conferences, webinars, and training. Guide them on making technical presentations.
  • Attend conferences and industry events to keep your knowledge up to date.
  • Monitor performance of individual statisticians, conduct regular one-on-one meetings to provide feedback, and conduct annual appraisals.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Ph.D./Master’s in Statistics from a reputed university in India or abroad
  • Candidates require at least 8-12 years of experience working as a Biostatistician/Statistician/Lead Statistician in the Life Sciences industry and demonstrated expertise in areas like clinical trial designing or complex data analysis
  • At least 2 years experience of managing 2 or more statisticians
  • 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
  • Strong knowledge of Applied Mathematics, including numerical methods, calculus, linear algebra, mathematical modeling, and optimization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Optional Skills and Experience (preferred but not mandatory):

  • Knowledge of adaptive clinical trials, Bayesian methods applied to clinical trials, and methods of multiplicity adjustment
  • Experience in testing statistical/mathematical algorithms
  • Good knowledge of R or Python

What’s in it for you:

  • Working for a company that has created pioneering, path-breaking and industry-leading statistical software like East®, StatXact®, LogXact® and Solara®
  • Working with cutting edge statistical methods used in clinical trials
  • Opportunity to learn about cloud computing
  • Mentoring and coaching promising statisticians and watching them grow into highly skilled professionals under your expert guidance
  • 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, an 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.

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