Principal Statistician (remote USA/Canada) at BD

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Provide statistical programming and leadership for clinical trials in consultation with clinical and project teams. Plan, analyze and report on results from clinical studies and other types of experiments or surveys. May participate in Global Clinical Affairs (GCA) project teams for large and complex clinical trials or for critical functional projects. The principal statistician is recognized internally as a subject matter expert in the area of statistics.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Serve as primary statistician on multiple studies: provide input, support and guidance on study planning/design, conduct, analysis and reporting, in order to optimize gathering and use of data to clearly answer business critical questions while ensuring that results are interpreted and reported in a valid scientific way.
  • Use statistical knowledge to influence business and strategic decisions; interpret statistical results and present analyses and interpretations to internal and external customers.
  • Participate in the development of protocols, develop statistical analysis plans and prepare formal written statistical reports/documents for distribution within and outside the department.
  • Program, document, and validate software code to execute data handling tasks, perform data analysis, and produce data visualization results.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentor junior statisticians.
  • Provide statistical support to the planning, authoring, and review of manuscripts, publications and other scientific data disclosures.

  • Demonstrated competence in the application of statistical techniques used in clinical trials is required. Experience in statistical techniques related to any of the following is a plus: real-world evidence generation, data science, product development, manufacturing operations, quality.
  • Ability to program, document, and validate statistical software code in at least one statistical programming language, such as R or SAS, is required. Advanced R skills and knowledge of reproducible research is a plus.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations and ability to interpret regulations/standards is required. Ability to make appropriate comments to proposed guidelines and regulations on behalf of function is a plus.
  • Ability to work on issues of diverse scope, where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends, medical practice and regulatory issues is required.
  • High level of organizational savvy, ability to exercise strong professional judgment and ability to serve as a role model within the organization is required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required. Specifically, communicating statistical concepts to non-statisticians, cross functional collaboration, listening and negotiation skills are critical.


Must Have:
  • 5+ years of statistical experience in a regulated industry with device and/or healthcare industry is required OR a PhD (is preferred) with 3+ years of statistical experience in a regulated industry with medical device and/or healthcare industry
  • R programming expertise with the ability to program from data to statistical report (proficient to code (type) pipeline for project)
  • A minimum of a Master's degree required in Statistics, Biostatistics, or related field.
  • Good communication skills

Employment at BD is contingent upon the Company's receipt of sufficient proof that you are or will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with BD's Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life's purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program - which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components - is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Primary Work Location
USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional Locations
CAN Mississauga - Derry Road West, CAN Quebec - Boulevard du Parc Technologique, USA AZ - Tempe Headquarters, USA CA - San Diego Bldg A&B, USA CA - San Jose, USA FL - Miami, USA MD - Sparks - 26 Loveton Circle, USA NC - Research Triangle Park, USA TX - San Antonio

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BD operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Franklin Lakes, NJ, Burlington, NC and North Charleston, SC. BD was founded in 1897. It has 65000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 41 open jobs at BD, click here.
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