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Pfizer Careers – Associate Director Nonclinical Biostatistics In Philadelphia

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    Job Description:

    Pfizer’s Early Clinical Development Statistics organization is looking for a motivated and experienced statistician with a solid background in nonclinical statistics, strong consulting skills, and an interest in collaborating with research scientists in drug discovery and development. The statistician in this role will work closely with research 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 focus will be on both “platform” approaches (i.e. ensuring robust assay methods) as well as specific project approaches. The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in understanding drug target biology in order to provide effective statistical consultation with biological scientists.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Serve as a core member of scientific teams responsible for determining strategy and delivering results in a timely and high quality manner
    • Use statistical expertise to prepare both internal and external reports, presentations and manuscripts, with the aim to improve the quality of internal decision making and increase our influence on the external environment
    • Where possible, standardize processes and methodologies, may include developing statistical tools to aid scientists in standardized analyses.
    • Collaborate with vaccine assay specialists to support vaccine clinical and diagnostic assay development, qualification, and validation
    • Bring innovative statistical thinking and methods to maximize the value of aggregate clinical and preclinical data in support of scientific and vaccine development strategies
    • Provide statistical expertise to regulatory submissions and ensure quality and appropriateness of submission deliverables
    • Ensure statistical rigor and good scientific practices are followed, excellent statistical methods utilized, and documented in protocols, analysis plans and manuscripts
    • Collaborate with vaccine preclinical scientists to support vaccine preclinical and nonclinical development

    Job Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Must have strong technical competence, including statistical computing and modeling
    • Sound understanding of design of experiments, assay development, and statistical applications for preclinical research
    • Strong pre-clinical and non-clinical experience is required
    • Capability to provide statistical leadership to cross-functional teams
    • PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics and at least 3-5 years of pharmaceutical experience or a Master degree in Statistics/Biostatistics and at least 5-8 years of pharmaceutical experience
    • Good knowledge of drug development regulations pertinent to statistical analysis


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