Pfizer

Manager, Biostatistics

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Posted
November 20 2021
Ref
4815570
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
Job Type
Manager
ROLE SUMMARY

Pfizer's ECD Statistics is looking for a statistician with an interest in preclinical statistics and collaborating with research scientists in drug discovery and development. The candidate will work closely with laboratory scientists seeking to discover new medicines in a variety of therapeutic areas by supporting the design and analysis of preclinical experiments, covering all aspects of drug discovery from disease target identification, pharmacology studies, animal model development, biomarker development and demonstration of proof-of-concept. The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in understanding drug target biology to provide effective statistical consultation with biological scientists and meet the preferred qualifications.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Collaborate with preclinical laboratory scientists across research units (Immunology & Inflammation, Internal Medicine, Rare Disease, CTI) to design and analyze experiments.
  • Summarize statistical analyses in reports and presentations.
  • Bring innovative statistical thinking and methods to help drive the enhanced quantitative drug discovery and development paradigm within Pfizer.
  • Ensure rigorous approaches are taken to ensure good scientific practices are followed: excellent statistical methods utilized and documented in protocols, analysis plans and manuscripts, and assay methods are appropriately blinded, randomized and designed.
  • Serve as a core member of scientific teams responsible for determining strategy and delivering results in a timely and high-quality manner.
  • Understand the target biology and improve existing biomarkers, endpoints, derive new endpoints, and develop fit-for-purpose statistical models.
  • Where possible, standardize processes and methodologies within and across therapeutic areas.
  • Provide statistical skills on regulatory submissions and ensure quality of deliverables.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • MS degree in Statistics or a comparable quantitative field with 3+ years of relevant preclinical/non-clinical experience.
  • Interest in biology is essential, Bachelor's or graduate-level training in Biology
  • Capability to provide statistical direction to cross-functional teams.
  • Previous preclinical/non-clinical design of experiments, assay development, and statistical applications experience.
  • Technical competence in statistical techniques .
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with research scientists.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a team.
  • Programming in R (3+ years)


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • PhD in Statistics or a comparable quantitative field
  • Interest in biology is essential, Bachelor's or graduate-level training in Biology.
  • Ability to provide influential statistical direction to cross-functional teams.
  • Understand design of experiments, assay development, and statistical applications for preclinical research or previous preclinical/non-clinical experience.
  • Technical competence in statistical techniques and ability to become expert.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with research scientists.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a team.
  • Strong computational skills in R, knowledge in SAS. Knowledge of databases and additional hardware/software.


OTHER JOB DETAILS
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
  • Eligible for Relocation Package


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