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Director, Biostatistics


Pearl River, NY
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Pfizer's ECD Statistics 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. He/She 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 (ie 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.

Collaborate with vaccine assay specialists to support vaccine clinical and diagnostic assay development, qualification, and validation

Collaborate with vaccine preclinical scientists to support vaccine preclinical and nonclinical development

Ensure statistical rigor and good scientific practices are followed, excellent statistical methods utilized, and documented in protocols, analysis plans and manuscripts

Provide statistical expertise to regulatory submissions and ensure quality and appropriateness of submission deliverables

Bring innovative statistical thinking and methods to maximize the value of aggregate clinical and preclinical data in support of scientific and vaccine development strategies

Serve as a core member of scientific teams responsible for determining strategy and delivering results in a timely and high quality manner

Where possible, standardize processes and methodologies, may include developing statistical tools to aid scientists in standardized analyses.

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

PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics and at least 5-8 years of pharmaceutical experience or a MS in Statistics/Biostatistics and at least 8-10 years of pharmaceutical experience

Strong pre-clinical and non-clinical experience is required

Assay validation experience is highly desired

Must have strong technical competence, including statistical computing

Capability to provide statistical leadership to cross-functional teams.

Sound understanding of design of experiments, assay development, and statistical applications for preclinical research

Good knowledge of drug development regulations pertinent to statistical analysis

Preferred candidates will have good computational skills in SAS, R, or S-Plus.

Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with research scientists are essential.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a team.

**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.

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

**Other Job Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job:** February 1, 2018

+ Eligible for Relocation Package: yesEligible for Employee Referral Bonus: yes

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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