Director – Data Management and Biostatistics

KLIFO GmbH is looking for a skilled and experienced
Director Data Management and Biostatistics

KLIFO A/S is a drug development consultancy with significant experience in partnering with biotech and pharmaceutical companies in Europe, US and Asia to advance their drug development projects. We offer multi-disciplinary consulting and operational solutions spanning all areas of regulatory affairs, clinical research, clinical trial supply, CMC development, pharmacovigilance, and the development of pharmaceutical and biotech products and medical devices. KLIFO A/S currently has offices in Denmark, Sweden and Germany.

KLIFO now wants to appoint a Director Data Management and Biostatistics (DirDM-BioStats) into a dynamic and experienced team within our Clinical Operations Solutions team in Germany. The person we are looking for is a skilled and experienced Data Scientist and highly motivated professional and talented team leader with a positive, proactive, flexible and self-confident personality.

The position as Director DM-BioStats:

The DirDM-BioStats is the functional leader of the Data Management and Biostatistics department in our Munich office. The successful candidate will be responsible for defining the department business strategy, ensure highest quality deliverables, its continuous professional development and the alignment with overall corporate business and development needs and goals.

The main responsibilities of the successful candidate will be:

1) Business strategy and delivery:

  • Develop and drive the strategy and objectives of the Data Management & Biostatistics department.
  • Evaluation and implementation of suitable and cost effective systems and technical solutions that best support our business needs.
  • Leading role in the development and continuous update of processes, procedures and harmonizations.
  • Accountable for the group’s budget, scheduling, and performance standards (KPIs).
  • Driving continuous operational improvement, optimization of workflows and quality initiatives.
  • Ensuring best quality of deliverables according to highest standards and client expectations.

2) Functional leadership:

  • Ensure continuous professional development of the departmental services and capabilities.
  • Organizational alignment with actual and future business demand and needs.
  • Continuous development of department training plans incl. individual development of employees.
  • Effective and proactive resource management.
  • Act as a role model for, demonstrate and promote business awareness within the department.
  • Support of program and project level operational activities as applicable.

3) Business development and sales:

  • Supporting the Senior Director COS and corporate business development in development and execution of business development and sales strategies.
  • Contribution to the development of client proposals and in bid defense meetings.
  • Contribution to DM+Biostats related sales activities/initiatives.
  • Support the generation of repeat business by ensuring compliance with delivery on existing contracts.

The qualifications of the Director DM-BioStats:

The Director DM-BioStats should possess the following qualifications:

  • Proven knowledge of tasks and deliverables within the biostatistics and data management fields.
  • Awareness of current state of the art statistical and/or data management processes & procedures.
  • Knowledge of GCP and other applicable regulatory guidelines and requirements.
  • Profound knowledge of medical, data management and biostatistical terminology clinical trial processes and drug development.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills including ability to motivate employees and teams.
  • Sc. in the life sciences field and at least 5-7 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical / BioTech / CRO industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluent in English and German (spoken and written).
  • Good collaboration capabilities.
  • Like working in an international environment.

We offer:

We can offer a dynamic, inspiring and trustful working environment within a highly motivated team and a dynamic and growing international company with a diverse and exciting customer portfolio across all categories.


For more information, please contact Dr. Nils Piwon, Senior Director Clinical Operations Solutions,
KLIFO GmbH at  +49 89 895286-0.

Applications should be sent to: moc.ofilk@boj marked “Director Data Management and Biostatistics”.

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