Nonclinical Statistician Position at Pfizer

drug discovery
nonclinical statistics

Max Kuhn


December 14, 2015

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

The successful candidate will:


  • 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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