Pharmacometrician / Director

La Jolla, California
February 16 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
  • Provide pharmacometric expertise and leadership to projects in support of the oncology portfolio.
  • Develop model informed drug development (MIDD) plans in support of projects and more broadly across disease areas in oncology in order to optimize prospective studies, inform drug development strategy and project decision-making, in collaboration with partners.
  • Plan, conduct and report quantitative analyses to optimize doses, dosage regimens and study designs throughout clinical drug development.
  • Identify opportunities where MIDD approaches can advance the understanding of pharmacological activity, efficacy and safety.
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME), including proactive support and development of quantitative strategy, methodology, software, hardware, and related business processes, in addition to training for colleagues in the global clinical pharmacology organization.

  • Provide MIDD expertise on multidisciplinary development teams, working closely with clinical pharmacologists, clinicians, and statisticians to create MIDD plans that include assessments of a drug's activity, efficacy, safety, and commercial viability in support of the oncology portfolio.
  • Responsible for the planning and execution of relevant quantitative analyses which may include population pharmacokinetics, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, exposure response, disease progression modeling, model-based meta analysis, and decision analysis supporting a program.
  • Prepare formal presentations and written reports to Pfizer standards.
  • Contribute to regulatory documents (summary documents, briefing books, regulatory responses).
  • Stay abreast of literature, government guidelines, and internal guidance as relates to pharmacometrics and MIDD.
  • Contribute or lead the development or improvement of our tools, processes and methodology, including involvement in internal cross-functional workgroups or initiatives, external alliances or committees, consortia and academic relationships.
  • Train, develop, and mentor less experienced Pharmacometricians or other clinical pharmacology colleagues.

  • Qualifications include PhD or equivalent degree with 9+ years' or more of strong experience in a quantitative field (e.g., pharmacometrics, pharmacokinetics, mechanistic modeling/systems pharmacology, statistics) (or MS degree with 12+ years of experience).
  • Expertise in analysis and programming software (e.g., Nonmem, R).
  • Demonstrated experience in pharmacometric analyses.
  • Experience in drug development.
  • Good communication skills (written, oral).
  • Candidates from alternative backgrounds (e.g. mathematics, engineering, system biology, medicine) will be considered if they can demonstrate relevant experience and expertise.
  • Sitting, ability to perform complex data analyses.
  • May include 5-10% travel (TBD based on COVID-19).
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

  • Strong publication record in relevant discipline
  • Experience with regulatory submissions including oncology
  • Good understanding of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Statistical Principles with experience in oncology applications.

In addition to professional challenge, we offer a culture that supports and encourages ideas, and recognizes individual contribution.

Other Job Details:
  • Eligible for Relocation Package: YES
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES
  • Additional Posting Locations: La Jolla, CA, Boulder, CO, or US Remote


For roles based in Colorado:

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $ 146,500 to $244,100 . In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 20% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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