Manager, Statistics/Data Science

Groton, Connecticut
Closing date
Jun 17, 2023

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Pharmaceutical, Data Management/Statistics
Full Time
Organization Type
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The qualified candidate will take an active role in the development and implementation of statistics thinking, data analytics, modeling, and machine learning to the Pharmaceutical Science Small Molecule (PSSM) organization with a focus on the drug substance process and analytical method development, optimization, and regulatory submission. The ideal candidate will have solid background in statistical theory, experience applying statistical and machine learning methods to small and large data sets, as well as a strong interest in pharmaceutical science and technology. This is a great time to be joining us as we will be in a new Data Science Department within PSSM as well as a concerted effort to support digital transformation within the organization. This position is located at the Groton, CT facility.

The successful candidate will :
  • Provide primary statistics support to the science and technology lines within Pharmaceutics Pharmaceutical Sciences: spanning both early- and late-phase drug substance development, analytical method development, and as well as regulatory activities.
  • Collaborate with scientists to plan meaningful studies, design experiments, statistically analyze, and communicate / document the results.
  • Demonstrate leadership in influencing and improving workflows by identifying, developing, and applying new quantitative methods as needed to solve problems in pharmaceutical research.
  • Participate in the group's education initiative by teaching courses such as experimental design and statistics inference.
  • Pursue business-related research interests and represent Pfizer externally.
  • The individual will be part of a group that is highly focused on the use and implementation of statistical and ML skills to better understand our products and processes throughout the development lifecycle. This will be balanced with a drive to improve and develop our data-driven and hybrid modeling predictive capabilities.

Requirements :
  • PhD in Statistics, Computational Chemistry, Informatics, Physics or comparable fields or MS in Statistics or Data Science, with five+ year's statistical consulting experience, preferably in a laboratory science environment.
  • Experience with large dataset analytics, familiar with ML and deep learning.
  • Demonstrated expertise through a strong record of publications and presentations; strong oral and written communication skills and an ability to convey complex concepts simply.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and mentor peers as well as effectively interact with leaders as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask, and effective interpersonal are required.
  • Proficient in programming skills such as R, Python, Matlab, or equivalent, and knowledge of a variety of commercial packages.

Desired :
  • Prior experience working in pharmaceutical research and development.
  • Solid knowledge of Bayesian statistics and application.
  • 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 aptitude to identify and understand relevant scientific literature and apply knowledge gained from these sources.

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

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