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Associate Director, Biostatistics (Non-Clinical)

La Jolla, California, United States;Pearl River, New York, United States;
Closing date
Jul 4, 2024

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Life Sciences, Computational Biology
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Pfizer's purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer's purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.


You will represent Biostatistics on cross-functional teams to provide effective statistical consultation with scientists and toxicologists. You will collaborate with scientific colleagues across a diverse set of disciplines in DSRD, on the design, analysis, and interpretation of nonclinical safety studies. You will be part of a team of nonclinical statisticians within Pfizer's Global Biometrics and Data Management organization.

There is no management of people in this role.

  • Ensure and implement statistically sound approaches for the design, analysis, reporting, and interpretation of exploratory, regulatory, and investigative nonclinical safety studies.
  • Provide critical experimental design input for in vivo and in vitro studies.
  • Develop automated statistical solutions to increase the efficiency of DSRD study conduct and reporting.
  • Partner with other data science / computational groups to identify optimal solutions to scientific problems.
  • Develop and deliver statistical training to scientists.
  • Promote an effective Statistical network with other Pfizer statisticians.
  • Promote statistical excellence and influence for all DSRD projects and products.

  • M.S. in Statistics or Biostatistics with minimum 5 years' experience in an applied statistics setting, or Ph.D. in Statistics or a comparable quantitative field with minimum 2 years' experience
  • Programming in R (2+ years)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Strong knowledge in general linear models, experimental design, probability, categorical data analysis, and Bayesian analysis
  • Experience analyzing high-dimensional data; familiarity with machine learning methods
  • R Shiny-app programming experience
  • Proficiency with other statistical software (e.g., SAS, JMP, and GraphPad Prism)
  • Familiarity with version control and collaborative programming (e.g., Git)
  • Strong scientific background, with good working knowledge of biology, chemistry, pharmacology, or toxicology.
  • 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.

  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Relocation support available
  • Work Location Assignment:On Premise

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $131,200.00 to $218,600.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 17.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

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

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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. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.


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