Manager, Data Science and Analytics

Pearl River, New York
Jun 17, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Role Summary

We live in a world of fast knowledge creation supported by technology platforms. Pfizer’s digital and ‘data first’ strategy looks to accelerate the delivery of impactful technology solutions for research, development and medical functions. We also look to constantly improve our skills by collaboration and information sharing through business technology to help employees develop life-saving vaccines. You will be working with a team of innovators who keep our systems up and running, as well as our information secure. You will be directly involved with all aspects of the application life-cycle in a highly regulated environment. We need dedicated colleagues like you to help us stay on the leading edge of technology through new ideas and innovative information technology solutions.


Your knowledge of informatics will help in supporting R&D through development, support and validation of computer systems. You will be required to develop high-quality applications in a regulated GLP (Good laboratory Practice) laboratory setting to support Pfizer’s Research programs and design harmonized processes.

As a Manager, you will work closely with dedicated and skilled professionals in Research Informatics along our clients in the lab and other support organizations to deliver solutions that will enable Vaccine Research to develop life-saving vaccines.

It is your hard work and commitment that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

  • Lead projects utilizing knowledge of informatics, statistics, and lab operations to contribute to analytical system design and data science, primarily in SAS, SQL, and R.

  • Lead cross-functional project teams that gather and analyze user requirements, models, and/or specifications; convert those requirements into technical solutions, ie hands-on design, development, and deliver of data science and analytical tools for both short-term and long-term use.

  • Proactively implement improvements related to software design, testing, collaboration, lab workflows, compliance/DI, and documentation practice.

  • Participate in code-review to help ensure applications developed are of highest quality, including in statistical programming areas.

  • Collaborate with external labs to ensure they can securely analyze and/or transfer data associated with assigned projects.

  • Ensure applications developed by the Data Science team are efficient, scalable, maintainable, and correct.

  • Train, develop, and mentor junior/senior level analysts.

  • Maintain highest level of regulatory compliance in all aspects of the job; this includes writing & reviewing departmental SOPs, authoring and reviewing project-related documentation such as requirement specifications, design specifications, risk assessments, test scripts, etc.

  • Maintain strong connections and communications with line SMEs.

  • Review and approve various standard operating procedures (SOPs), as assigned.

  • Author, review and approve technical documents as assigned.

  • Collaborate with other members of the Research Informatics team, business analysists, and internal support departments.

  • Exercising extreme attention to detail

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and/or Mathematics and 7+ years of experience.

  • Experience in Life Sciences or Information Systems with strong analytical calls

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of various programming languages, web development technologies, computer architecture and/oralgorithms.

  • Proven programming skills in multiple languages (SAS and R are desirable)

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills.

  • Relational database concepts and direct experience with designing, developing, and querying relational databases.

  • Good organizational and time management capability; ability to juggle many tasks

  • ability to develop ETL processes and advanced data wrangling skills

  • Experience with regulated documentation and with writing test scripts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree and relevant pharmaceutical experience.

  • Working knowledge of laboratory information management systems.

  • Experience performing biological assays.

  • Experience with Salesforce

  • Experience using source management tools (e.g. GitHub)

  • Other programming languages: python, Perl, UNIX Shell scripts

  • cloud-based computing and SaaS model

  • Experience with UNIX environment (permissions, mount points, piping, and various UNIX commands)


  • Eligible for relocation package
  • Eligible for employee referral bonus

Work Location Assignment:Flexible

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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.

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.

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