Eckhard Pecher
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EDUCATION Diplom (German Equivalent of M.Sc.), 1995
University of Munich, Germany
Major: Statistics Minors: Computer Science, Sociology


Current Position: Local Department Head a.i. Statistcs and Programming, Novartis Pharma PK, Tokyo, Japan (Since June 1997=

97-Present Statistician/Senior Statistician/Expert Statistician
Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland (2006: Novartis Pharma KK, Tokyo, Japan)
Design and analysis of phase II and III clinical trials. Activities on trial and projectlevel in cross-functional teams with members on both sides of the Atlantic.Planning of large-scale long-term trial. Analysis programming in SAS. Responsible statistician for large-scale long-term outcomes trial. Lead program statistician for antidiabetic drug. Statistical lead in submission activities. Health Authority interactions and meetings (FDA, CHMP)
Therapeutic areas: Cardiovascular, gastro-intestinal, diabetes & impaired glucose tolerance.

96/97 Biostatistician
Nycomed Austria AG, Vienna, Austria
Data Validation, analysis programming of Phase II and III clinical trials (predominantly on morphine derivatives in oncology) using the SAS software.

96 Statistician
Nycomed Imaging GmbH, Ismaning near Munich
Data Management (using Paradox databases) and statistical analysis of Phase III trials of contrast media. Writing full clinical study reports.


Computer skills SAS software; R. Specialized statistical software, e.g. for sample size calculation
MS-Windows (NT, 98) & Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Linux/KDE,
programming languages

Non-clinical Coordination of IT-related tasks within the statistics department (Basle site):
activities Evaluation and ordering of new hardware and software, supervision of installation
validation documentation and testing of statistical software packages according to
internal and external requirements.

Courses attended Various internal and external courses and congresses, e.g. on sample size
calculation, long-term clinical trials, general linear and mixed models, generalized
estimation equations, multiple imputation


Languages German: Native speaker, English: Fluent, written and spoken (office language at
work), Spanish: Good (DELE diploma intermedio 11/2005, 94.5pts/100), French and Japanese: Working knowledge

INTERESTS Cycling, Travelling, Music, Computing

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