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14 Dec 2015

Full-Time Research Statistician for Pfizer @ Groton, Connecticut, United States

Pfizer – Posted by Max Groton, Connecticut, United States

Job Description

Nonclinical Statistician – Research and Development – USA

The Research Statistics group collaborates across a wide variety of activities in the early phases of drug discovery. This position is located in Groton CT and has a focus on the optimization of chemical matter and the development of assays to characterize these molecules

NOTE: the salary range shown on this page depends on the applicant’s experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate leadership in influencing and improving drug discovery by identifying, developing, and applying new quantitative methods.
  • Proactively seek collaborations with scientists and lab heads.
  • Collaborate with scientists to plan meaningful studies, statistically analyze, and communicate / document the results.


  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or related field and 2+ years statistical consulting experience in drug discovery and development, preferably in a laboratory science environment.
  • The ability to proactively seek collaborations with scientists and lab heads.
  • Strong initiative, excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Understanding of inference and probability; competence in contemporary linear modeling including mixed models, nonlinear regression; and predictive modeling/machine learning.
  • Solid understanding of experimental design
  • An understanding of tools for the analysis of high dimensional data
  • Strong computational skills in R


  • Five or more years experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Sound understanding and experience of applying Bayesian methods
  • Formal training in, or thorough understanding of: human physiology, cell biology, pharmacokinetics and/or pharmaceutical chemistry.
  • Strong computing skills in scripting languages, such as perl, python, unix shell scripts or others. SQL and LaTeX skills are also advantageous.

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Job Categories: Data Scientist / Statistician. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Drug Discovery and r.


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