Research Principal, Strategic Consulting

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: US

Company: Cytel Software Corporation


As a leader in next generation, data-driven pharmaceutical services, Cytel is shaping the future of clinical development. We deliver to the market high impact statistical consultancy on clinical development plans and individual trials, innovative analytical software for statistical analysis and simulation, and best-in-class data science analytics services. Our culture is inclusive, collaborative and results-driven with a shared commitment to quality. With operations across North America, Europe, India, and APAC, Cytel hires passionate and talented people who share its mission of ensuring the development of safe and effective health technologies.


We are hiring an Executive Consultant to join our Strategic Consulting Practice. As a seasoned Biostatistician, you will leverage and broaden Cytel’s reputation for thought leadership and innovative services by leading engagements for pharmaceutical, biotech and device clients, and building and maintaining successful long-term relationships with clients in collaboration with Cytel’s business developers and other personnel related to the account.  This includes developing and demonstrating thought leadership in statistical methodology for clinical development, ensuring that Cytel remains at the leading edge, and raising Cytel brand awareness and recognition throughout the industry. 


Specifically, we are looking for leaders with a strong foundation in statistics plus broad expertise and/or unique knowledge in related areas (adaptive designs, clinical development, data science, model-informed drug development), to provide strategic advice to define optimal regulatory, clinical and/or market access pathways and promote faster patient access to better health technologies.


 Specific duties and responsibilities:


  • Responsible for business development, account management and/or project execution leading to a large client portfolio (in value and numbers) under direct or indirect management.  Identifies and pursues new business opportunities both within Strategic Consulting and across Cytel Business Units by identifying emerging customer needs and formulating appropriate solutions to meet revenue, profitability, and customer satisfaction objectives.
  • Act as an externally recognized thought leader and strategic advisor in the areas of optimal regulatory, clinical development and/or market access pathways and quantitative strategies to promote faster patient access to better health technologies.  Routinely lead development of new methodologies and approaches and provide scientific support to Cytel’s multidisciplinary team to be disseminated through conferences, webinars and publications.
  • Assumes overall responsibility for assigned Strategic Consulting accounts and projects, acting as the client’s primary point of contact for Strategic Consulting engagements, developing mutually beneficial partnerships and taking ownership for the strategic needs of the client.
  • For assigned accounts or areas of expertise, act as a subject matter expert, working with other consultants and associates working on the account or in the area, with the goal of representing Cytel organization. 
  • The position requires regular travel, substantial direct contact with senior management and executives at prospects and existing clients, and the ability to build and leverage strong interpersonal business relationships both internally and externally to Cytel.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the customer decision-making processes and constraints, with proven ability to develop and capture transformational opportunities.  Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to gain respect of and influence the management team, board members, and client personnel at all levels.
  • Thorough understanding of the biopharmaceutical R&D process in combination with solid business acumen and an appreciation of the broader business issues.
  • Strategic thinker with a global orientation, strong problem-solving and analytical skills, and the ability to execute in complex situations at the tactical level.  Proven management skills with the ability to build, mentor and motivate a strong team of consultants and analysts.
  • Experience interacting with regulatory agencies (FDA/EMA) and key opinion leaders to enhance development plans.
  • Collaborative, entrepreneurial and self-motivated, with an understanding of the dynamics of high-growth companies; the ability to work effectively in a challenging and sometimes rapidly changing environment.
  • Minimum of a Masters in Mathematics, Biostatistics, or a related field; MBA, MD, PhD or advanced degree highly desirable; at least 15+ years of experience in the consulting, clinical trials or health research environment.


Why Cytel?

  • You will have the opportunity to play an integral role helping our clients and the industry shape the future of drug development
  • You will be part of an exciting new chapter in Cytel’s history with high growth and opportunities to progress to leadership positions within the company
  • You will work with and leverage the best and brightest minds in the industry.