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Manager, Statistics/Data Science

Lake Forest, Illinois, United States;
Closing date
Jul 11, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Information Technology, Statistics
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Why Patients Need You

Pfizer Worldwide Medical and Safety colleagues play a key role in connecting evidenced based, medical decision support with colleagues and stakeholders to enable better health and treatment outcomes. Whether you are creating framework necessary to ensure our evidence is scientifically sound, providing unbiased, medically necessary expertise or investigating how to close gaps in data, our mission is simple. Empower healthcare decisions regarding the safe and appropriate use of medicines for patients.

What You Will Achieve

You will design, plan and execute statistical components of plans for development and manufacturing projects. This will assist in establishing the conditions essential for determining safety, efficacy, and marketability of pharmaceutical products.

It is your commitment and hard work that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Provide essential statistical support to Medical Device and Combination Product (MDCP) development and quality assurance, and to Global Manufacturing, including drug substance and final dosage form processes, analytical methods, and regulatory activities.
  • Plan meaningful studies; statistically analyze and interpret results.
  • Collaborate with scientists to understand the technical business application and apply modelling techniques to improve organizational effectiveness and decision-making quality.
  • Demonstrate initiative to solve problems by influencing collaborators and improving methods/workflows while ensuring sound statistical thinking, techniques, and predictive models are employed.
  • Use statistical and business acumen to prepare both internal and external reports, presentations, and manuscripts.
  • Ensure that all study and project level statistical activities are conducted in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and Pfizer standards.
  • Pursue business-related research interests and represent Pfizer externally.



  • MS in Statistics or Data Science or equivalent, at least two years' statistical consulting experience.
  • Statistical knowledge through coursework and/or demonstrated statistical application in descriptive and inferential statistics, general linear models, mixed models, statistical experimental design, and quality control.
  • Sound computational skills: R, SAS, and knowledge of a variety of commercial packages.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills in explaining complex statistics in the context of experimental objectives.
  • Good team player with demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships within and across sites with customers and partners.


  • PhD in Statistics.
  • Significant coursework in a scientific discipline (chemistry, biology, computing, engineering).
  • Prior experience working in medical device development and manufacturing or in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Proven track record of integrating statistical techniques and solutions into pharmaceutical / engineering applications to achieve business results.
  • Statistical experience in a regulated scientific environment and knowledge of ICH guidance and pharmacopoeia monographs.
  • The flexibility to balance many projects and customers simultaneously.
  • The ability to be independent and learn new skills quickly.
  • The aptitude to identify and understand relevant scientific literature and apply knowledge gained from these sources.

Relocation support available

Work Location Assignment:Flexible

Flexible colleagues are assigned a Pfizer site within a commutable distance where they work about 2-3 days weekly to connect and innovate with their team face-to-face. However, they also benefit from being able to work offsite regularly when it makes business sense to do so.

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.


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