Manager, Biostatistics (Nonclinical)

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
Feb 10, 2023

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Life Sciences, Computational Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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The Manager, Biostatistics position is located at the Cambridge, MA office and is part of Pfizer's Early Clinical Development (ECD) Biostatistics group that focuses on the preclinical stage of the drug discovery process. The candidate will represent Biostatistics (with varying degrees of independence) in cross-functional teams in a variety of therapeutic areas. The candidate will provide the statistical knowledge, direction, and application to ensure the termination or acceleration of efficacious potential drugs as they move through the drug discovery pipeline. We are looking for a statistician who wants to be a drug developer, covering all aspects of drug discovery from disease target identification, animal model development, biomarker development, and demonstration of efficacy. The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in understanding drug target biology to provide effective statistical consultation with biological scientists.

This is a short timeline, high volume job where the ability to multi-task and prioritize while being thorough and rigorous are necessary. The candidate must be proficient in statistics and programming and able to understand and learn new biological concepts. Must build and foster relationships with research unit scientists. There is no management of people in this role.

  • Effectively do and present statistical analyses in reports and presentations.
  • Ensure rigorous approaches are taken to ensure good practices are followed.
  • Become a core member of scientific teams with impact on strategy.
  • Question existing endpoints, derive new endpoints, and develop fit-for-purpose statistical models.
  • Understand the biology across multiple research units (Immunology & Inflammation, Internal Medicine, Rare Disease, CTI) to properly collaborate with scientists on the design and analysis of experiments.
  • Where possible, standardize processes and methodologies within and across therapeutic areas.
  • Bring innovative thinking and methods to help drive the enhanced quantitative drug discovery and development paradigm within Pfizer.
  • Provide statistical skills on regulatory submissions and ensure quality of deliverables.

  • Master's degree in Statistics or a comparable quantitative field
  • 3+ years of relevant experience (i.e., statistical consulting for in vivo / in vitro experiments).
  • Programming in R (3+ years), Knowledge in additional hardware/software (HPC, Git, Graphpad Prism).
  • Bachelor's or graduate-level training in Biology.
  • Capability to provide statistical direction to cross-functional teams.
  • 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.

  • PhD in Statistics or a comparable quantitative field
  • Interest in Biology is essential, Bachelor's or graduate-level training in Biology.
  • Understand statistical consulting for in vivo / in vitro experiments or previous preclinical experience.
  • Programming in R (3+ years, Shiny and Rmd), Knowledge in SAS, databases, and additional hardware/software (HPC, Git, Graphpad Prism).
  • Statistics Ambassador
  • Able to communicate clearly and persuasively
  • Able to work collaboratively and effectively as a part of a team.


ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis

Relocation support available
Work Location Assignment:On Premise



Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.


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.

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