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Senior Research Scientist - Statistics (Teleworker)


Last Updated: 1/30/23

Job Description

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

This role provides statistical support for research and development studies supporting global registration of animal health products and will contribute to the development of new products by providing statistical support for protocol development, statistical analysis plans, sample size calculations, randomizations, statistical analyses and reporting thereof and provides input into clinical reports for pilot and pivotal studies in compliance with internal operating procedures and global regulatory standards and guidelines.

In addition, individuals in this position may also support company initiatives, execution of clinical analytics strategy, and statistical support for CMC projects and routinely collaborate with colleagues in regulatory affairs, data management, quality assurance, and product development. You will work under the direction of the Senior Director but have responsibility for managing and meeting project timelines. You are recognized for your statistical expertise in one or more animal species and area of research (Vaccines, Parasiticides, Therapeutics) and represent the company's interests and statistics function in meetings with regulators. Additionally, you will oversee and manage external statistics support for projects.

Please Note: Relocation Benefits and/or Teleworker (Remote) will be considered for this role.

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD, MSc or MS in Statistics or Biostatistics or strongly related field with demonstrated success in licensing animal health products in the US or Europe.
  • Competent programmer using SAS software.

Functions, Duties, Tasks:

  • Contribute to or co-author the writing of study protocols. Lead statistical support and complete protocol sections for experimental design, primary and secondary outcomes, randomization, sample size, statistics methodology. Provide input for data collection activities.
  • Provide randomization schedules and sample size estimates.
  • Provide statistical analysis of data following the statistical methodology outlined in the study protocol. Identify necessary statistics deliverables and deliver in an agreed upon format (eg, Statistics Report or Table, Figures and Listings).
  • Contribute to or co-author the writing of study reports.
  • Work with project teams to establish and manage timelines for statistics deliverables. Meet associated timelines.
  • Collaborate with data management and clinical team members to ensure data is provided in an appropriate format.
  • Contribute to manuscripts, regulatory submissions and responses and additional project team requests.
  • Assist in the development and review of Elanco Functional Procedures and Practices documents.
  • Actively contribute to and may lead the development and implementation of new statistical methods, study designs, statistics team processes, and the Statistics Community of Practice.
  • Work in compliance with regional and local regulatory requirements including GLP, GCP, EMA, FDA and USDA requirements.
  • Actively contribute to interpretation of regulatory guidance for project teams, lead interpretation regarding aspects of a statistics nature. Provide clarity and transparency to scientists in the application and interpretation of statistics methods through effective presentations and communication.
  • Represent the statistics function in project team meetings with regulators. Manage CRO timelines and review deliverables.
  • Meet as needed with the Senior Director to resolve project issues and assure effective prioritization.
  • Provide CMC project statistics support as assigned.
  • Participate in and promote a collaborative environment with an entrepreneurial mindset. Effectively
  • Communication with project team members

Additional Preferences:

  • Machine learning and AI knowledge.
  • Experience using Microsoft products Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. R programming capabilities

Notification of Drug testing and Background Checks

Elanco conducts urinalysis drug testing as a mandatory part of its pre-employment application and background check process after acceptance of a conditional offer of employment by an applicant. The drug testing will be conducted by a certified laboratory/testing service selected by Elanco, in accordance with the procedures required by applicable state and federal law. Additionally, Elanco requires successful completion of a urinalysis drug test if it has reasonable suspicion that an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol which adversely affects or could adversely affect the employee's job performance as allowed by applicable law. Tested applicants will be given a copy of any positive test result. All test results shall be considered confidential and shall not be disclosed by Elanco, other than to those persons for whom such disclosure is necessary. Positive test results, or a refusal to consent to and participate in pre-employment drug testing, shall be grounds for denial of employment. Cooperation in scheduling the testing is important for processing an application for employment. By signing your acceptance to an offer of employment, you consent to be drug tested and acknowledge you have thoroughly read the foregoing notice and policy, and you understand and agree that in order to be considered for employment with Elanco, you will be required to comply with Elanco's drug testing policy. Elanco's background check requirements also include but are not limited to an acceptable criminal background check, educational verification, job history verification and motor vehicle report (if required to drive a company vehicle). If appropriate for the role, as outlined on the job posting, successful completion of Post Offer Exam, Work Simulation and/or Administrative Skills Testing may also be required.

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...