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Certara USA, LLC 1767- Sr. Director, Analytics and Modeling in Princeton, New Jersey

Certara company overview: Certara is the global leader in advancing modern, efficient drug development.
We provide proven modeling & simulation, regulatory and real-world value assessment software platforms and services. In partnership with our clients, we help reduce clinical trial burden, accelerate regulatory approval and increase patient access to medicines.

Job Overview:
The position will be responsible for the management and oversight of the Certara EvA Analytics and Modeling center of excellence, a team with a wide range of analytical backgrounds including biostatistics, epidemiology, programming ( R, SAS), advanced mathematics, bio-simulation, statistical modelling and other advanced analytics disciplines in the rapidly emerging healthcare data analytics field. The Analytics and Modeling COE within Certara EvA is responsible to support the variety of service offerings of Certara, including health economic modeling, clinical trial and real-world data analytics, predictive modeling and precision medicine. Furthermore, the COE is responsible for the development of proprietary analytic tools and algorithms to automate common processes and create operational efficiencies and to support new product development.

Assure efficient and profitable performance of our suite of analytic services creating a sustainable and scalable resource for EvA as well as broader Certara organization. Assure efficient cross resourcing and collaboration with other EvA and Certara-wide teams on multidisciplinary and global projects and programs
Support Business Development as needed, including client account management, proposal development, bid defense, etc.
Support internal scientific and technical development such as methodology or software developments
Participate actively to the development of cross functional projects support
Serve as an internal senior expert and support internal/external trainings and communications in data science, modelling and simulation or related quantitative sciences

Talent management:
Oversee current team of international analytics and modeling staff (approximately 15 staff) and recruit additional staff commensurate with growth for the business
Recruit top tier talent to build upon the existing team to solidify Certara's position as one of the top providers in the area of of model informed drug development and commercialization, including advance real-world data analytics, predictive modeling and simulation.
Oversee a measurement and reward framework that includes goal setting, KPIs, variable rewards structures, etc. that drive behaviors that are supportive of individual and team success.
Cultivate a high-performance yet collaborative culture that can drive sustained growth.
As part of executive committee, seniority and indirect leadership expected across EvA business.

Education, Experience, Training, and Knowledge:
PhD in a quantitative discipline such as statistics, mathematics, physics, etc.
At least 10 years of relevant post-graduate work experience and at least 5 years in a management role
Experience in a CRO, in the pharma industry or health-related consultancy is a strong plus
Exposure to pharmaco-epidemiology, Real World Data/Evidence, market access and HEOR is a strong plus
Experience of managing highly numerate PhD-level scientists is a plus
A world-class publication record is a plus

Skills & Abilities:
Experience with Bayesian modelling is essential
Deep understanding and wide experience in a range of statistical, mathematical and algorithmic techniques
Hands-on experience and strong skills in statistical programming with more than one package (R, SAS, WinBUGS, C++, etc.)
Business acumen for advanced analytical services in the healthcare sector
Ability to conceive and implement modelling and simulation solutions for complex business or public health issues, in challenging timelines
Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects, in multidisciplinary, multi-country and multi-cultural working environments
Strong communication skills, spoken and written, including to communicate results from complex analysis audience to decision makers or senior management
Professional English written and spoken

Number of Employees Supervised: 15
Percentage of Travel Required: 10-20%
Special Requirements: None


Certara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Certara does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.