Director - Biostatistics and Programming

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Remote, GB

Company: Cytel Software Corporation

Cytel is shaping the future of drug development. As the world's largest independent clinical biostatistics research and development organization, we help leading pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies improve clinical success rates via optimal study design, effective data management, accurate statistical analysis and software. With operations across North America, Europe, and India, we are always on the lookout for passionate and talented people who share our mission of ensuring the clinical development of safe and effective medicines.

As the Director- Biostatistics and Programming (Engagement Director) you will be the primary point of contact at the operational level on the FSP engagement. You will be expected to utilize your experience level to resolve most issues and discussions as close to the project team as possible.  If additional Cytel resources (i.e. IT, Finance, Recruiting, HR, Account Manager) need to be involved in a solution, you will know exactly who to contact within Cytel to engage them in the discussion and insure communication and issue resolution occurs efficiently. Other responsibilities include:

  • Resource planning and shifting
  • Line managing Biostatistics and Programming Directors on FSP engagement
  • Where necessary managing other programming resource on FSP engagement
  • Recruiting interviews, status, and CV sharing
  • Onboarding process issues and resolution
  • Performance evaluations
  • ESC, FMT and OMT core member
  • Metric tracking and reporting
  • Process efficiencies
  • Document modification (SOW, Communication Plan, SLA)
  • POC for involving other Cytel departments
  • POC for escalation of issues within Cytel and the client
  • Overall monitoring of timeliness and quality of team deliverables
  • Training completion and oversight


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education: MS or PhD with experience working on clinical trials


Work Requirements:  

  • Strong Project Management experience
  • At least 15 years post graduate work experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload
  • The ability to handle large volume of complex tasks with minimal or no input from the sponsor
  • Ability to lead teams of Biostatisticians and Programmers



  • A thorough understanding of statistical principles
  • Some knowledge of medical/biological terminology and clinical trial designs in relevant therapeutic areas
  • Conversant with SAS programming, and knowledge of SAS procedures and other statistical software
  • An effective communicator
  • An effective team player; willingness to go the extra distance to get results, meet deadlines, etc.
  • Ability to be flexible when priorities change
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity

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 a 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 in the fields of biostatistics and statistical programming.


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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