Senior Principal Scientist

Cytel Statistical Software And Services
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Senior researcher / group leader

Position Overview

Independent leader of projects responsible for overseeing all aspects of project delivery; delegates project management tasks to mid-level and junior staff. Takes scientific responsibility for project completion; responsible for strategic consultation and for use of best methods to address research needs. Oversees and participates in a large project portfolio.  Innovates scientifically and produces output of high scientific quality.  Assumes significant responsibility for sales targets and client development.


Main focus:

Develop and implement programs of health economic (HEOR) or RWE research for a wide range of therapeutic areas, and to help:

  • Demonstrate the value of an intervention beyond efficacy
  • Assess benefits and risks associated with healthcare interventions
  • Design and interpretation of clinical trials
  • Assess pricing scenarios

From technical perspective, depending on background strong focus on either:

  • expertise in health economic modeling to conduct cost-effectiveness analyses of healthcare interventions and experience conceptualizing and implementing simulation models and other decision-analytic models in health economic setting is a necessary requirement, or
  • all aspects of delivery of retrospective, cross-sectional, and/or prospective studies using RWD. This may include studies of existing databases and/or de novo data collection.


  • Conceptualize and design HE model specs and any necessary statistical analysis plans.
  • Lead interactions with clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries in proposal stage and during execution.
  • Be accountable for scientific and financial performance of projects.
  • Act as a guide and mentor to staff, with supervisory responsibilities assigned as needed.
  • Build a network of experts (mainly payors) that help to plan and conduct the above activities.
  • Develop and maintain client relationships, leading to proposal development opportunities. 

Key Qualifications

  • Advanced level understanding of relevant health economic and statistical methods.


Education and Experience

PhD with greater than five years of relevant experience; or Masters with greater than seven years of  relevant experience.



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Senior researcher / group leader


Bethesda , United States