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Manager / Senior Manager, Statistics (Oncology)

North Chicago, IL
Start date
Jun 1, 2024

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Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us Follow @abbvie onTwitter,Facebook,Instagram,YouTubeandLinkedIn.

Job Description


The Senior Manager, Statistics provides statistical leadership to support the research and development organization for assigned projects. Specific areas of work may include clinical trials, patient safety, and global medical affairs. The Senior Manager works independently in partnership with experts in multiple disciplines to advance medicines to our patients.



  • Protocols: Explore and select study designs aligned with Project Team strategy and goals. Provide sample-size, develop randomization specifications, and independently write statistical analysis plans to address study objectives. Ensure alignment of protocol with project and functional standards. Conduct quality review of protocol. Implement randomization schedules as planned with Interactive Response Technology vendor, Global Drug Supply Management, and other partners.
  • Database Activities: Ensure data collection instruments are adequate and data collection is free of bias. Ensure database design satisfies statistical analysis requirements. Contribute to data monitoring plans. Develop and implement project-specific data standards. Identify and report data issues or violation of study assumptions. Guide programmers and data managers in preparing for database lock. Ensure accuracy of data released for statistical analysis.
  • Statistical Analyses: Independently evaluate alternative complex or novel statistical approaches, make recommendations, approve, and implement. Influence non-statisticians to accept approach. Develop analysis plans ensuring statistical methods are appropriate with detail for programming. Ensure internal consistency of analysis plans. Perform statistical analyses per the SAP. Determine the need for development of novel statistical methodology.
  • Reports and Publications: With project team, develop strategy for data presentation and inference. Independently write statistical methods and other sections of protocols, publications, etc., ensuring document templates followed. Identify and implement corrections to flaws in statistical interpretation. Collaborate in publication of scientific research. Ensure analyses conducted as planned with accuracy and internal consistency of writing including tables, listings and figures.
  • Consultation: Work collaboratively with multi-function teams per agreed timelines. Timely inform management on important scientific/statistical issues that may arise. Provide responses to questions from clients and independently pursue analyses suggested by data. Effectively and persuasively present statistical concepts, evidence, assessment of risks and impacts. Demonstrate an understanding of drug development principles.
  • External Engagement: Act as the liaison for statistical and operational issues on PCYC collaborative studies with Academic and Contract Research Organizations. Communicate with statisticians outside PCYC concerning technical issues, building external scientific contacts, fostering professional development, and promoting the reputation of the department.
  • Project Team Involvement: Represent the department on project team(s) to provide functional area input to compound/drug development. Serve as a liaison between the project team and the department to ensure timely communication of project team updates, proper statistical strategies, and alignment of decisions/priorities between the project team and functional area.
  • Training and Mentoring: Maintain technical skills and increase knowledge of new statistical methods and areas of application through scientific literature and professional meeting attendance. Present own research or review of literature at meetings. Participate in departmental activities including recruiting, training/mentoring, research efforts, and cross-functional collaborations, as needed.
  • Regulatory Activities: Participate with department management in discussions with corresponding technical personnel from regulatory agencies and with investigators concerning proposed or ongoing studies.
  • Compliance: Compliant with applicable corporate and divisional policies, procedures, and cultural values. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures and working practices relevant to managers and the Statistics function. Responsibly maintain department standards, GxP compliance, and best operating practices. Complete all assigned training on time.



  • MS (with 8+ years of experience) or PhD (with 4+ years of experience) in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a highly related field.
  • High degree of technical competence and effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Able to identify data or analytical issues and assist with providing solutions by either applying own skills and knowledge or seeking help from others.
  • Able to manage project timeline and quality of deliverables.
  • Able to build strong relationships with peers and cross-functional partners to achieve higher performance. Highly motivated to drive innovation by raising the bar and challenging the status quo.
  • Have strong leadership skills and experience in working/managing cross-cultural or oversea teams.
  • Pharmaceutical or related industry knowledge desired, including experience and understanding of drug development and life-cycle management in the regulated environment.
  • Some experience supporting safety-related projects (eg, ISS, benefit-risk assessment, signal detection) is preferred

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believesingood faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position.Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we mayultimatelypay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick),medical/dental/visioninsurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of payis considered to bewages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, anddeterminable.The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensationand benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless anduntil paid andmay be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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