• Senior Software Statistician India
  • Cytel in India, , India
  • jobs
  • 5 days ago

jobs description

Join us in playing an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes!

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

As a Senior Statistician contribute to the development and testing of our innovative and market-leading statistical software. Study complex and innovative statistical algorithms and test their implementation in Cytel's software products.

Job Responsibilities
• Study requirements and... software design carefully, especially from a statistical perspective.
• Actively discuss requirements and help the team develop a good understanding of related statistical aspects.
• Assist the Test Lead / SME write and reviewing technical documents for algorithms, and developing validators in R, Python, etc.
• Based on available test strategy, create and execute test cases on the application, and report and track any defects to closure.
• Contribute to your team’s work by reviewing validation code written by other statisticians, and guiding juniors on statistical testing.
• Acquire necessary cross-functional knowledge of Software Engineering concepts and processes to broaden your knowledge and contribute to project work more meaningfully.
• Help Assist within project-level activities like integration and regression testing, and relevant documentation.
• Ensure on-time and high-quality delivery of software by working independently and productively, and performing statistical validation of complex features.
• Participate actively in sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint demos, and retrospectives.
• Develop a T-shaped technical skillset by undergoing appropriate training and courses, and attending relevant industry events.
• Follow all applicable company policies.
• Seek feedback on your performance and track progress on your goals regularly with the help of your manager, taking corrective actions as necessary.
• Adhere to Cytel’s values


• Master’s or Ph.D. in Statistics, Applied Statistics, or Mathematics

• At least 2 years experience working as a Statistician in a software development team testing or programming statistical algorithms
• Experienced Biostatisticians/Analysts/Data Scientists from the Life Sciences industry with knowledge of areas like clinical trial designing or complex data analysis may be considered as well.
• Experience working in Agile Scrum teams and knowledge of frameworks like Scrum is preferred, but not mandatory.

• Strong knowledge of Statistics / Applied Mathematics, logical aptitude, and analytical skills
• Expertise in scientific programming using languages like R, Python, or Julia (at least one of these)
• Self-driven with the ability to think creatively and solve complex problems
• Strong verbal and written English communication skills
• Collaborative mindset and strong interpersonal skills

Optional Skills
• Knowledge of adaptive clinical trials for various phases, Bayesian methods applied to clinical trials, and methods of multiplicity adjustment is highly preferred.
• Hands-on experience working with test management tools (TestRail preferred) and other popular tools used in the SDLC process (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, etc.)
• Experience in software testing

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.

Cytel does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact Cytel’s human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to Cytel. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and Cytel. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Cytel. Cytel shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies


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