Director, Quantitative Systems Pharmacology

Posted 9 days ago
Main Location
New York City, NY, United States

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The scientist in this role will establish and implement strategic direction for Quantitative Systems Pharmacology efforts in one or more therapeutic area(s).  Prior experience in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and/or neuroscience would be highly beneficial.  The individual would further develop established multi-therapy QSP models, develop new models, and apply models to aid in target prioritization, therapeutic modality selection, chemical/biotherapeutic optimization, biomarker characterization, combination therapy assessment, and clinical trial design.  It is anticipated this scientist would work hands-on with models, manage outsourced projects, and manage people.


  • Provide leadership to and collaboration with multidisciplinary project teams to develop and apply QSP models
  • Demonstrate high proficiency in the development and application of Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) models to address drug-discovery and development questions
  • Partner with external groups to accelerate the internal Systems Pharmacology efforts in key disease areas
  • Independently provide expert support to project teams to design, execute and interpret clinical studies
  • Independently collaborate with stakeholders to identify and interpret experiments critical for model development and refinement
  • Coordinate on innovative methodologies for virtual population workflows and script-based analysis packages
  • Manage, mentor, and train junior scientists to develop and apply QSP models, work with external groups, and provide expert support to project teams
  • Establish standards of practice within the department
  • Participate, contribute, and/or lead departmental and R&D initiatives
  • Align disease area QSP strategy with organizational priorities
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in Discovery Biology to identify and interpret experiments critical for model development and refinement
  • Network with stakeholders in R&ED-CPP-ICFED, GDD, and other functions (e.g. BDS, GHEOR) to facilitate model development and application
  • Stay informed with emerging literature and science in the systems biology/pharmacology modeling and simulation sciences
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to both internal colleagues and the external scientific community
  • Build and maintain a personal track record of publication in the area of QSP
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborations with stakeholders in other functional areas

Position requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Pharmacometrics, Systems Biology/Pharmacology or a related field
  • M.S. in appropriate field with significantly more experience may be considered
  • In addition to the Ph.D., 8+ years of mathematical modeling & computer simulation experience for biomedical/pharmaceutical applications
  • Prior managerial experience is highly desired
  • Excellent understanding of theory, principles and statistical aspects of advanced mathematical modeling and simulation. 
  • Good understanding of the basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Ability to learn new areas of biological sciences and build on solid foundation of quantitative skills to develop QSP models
  • Ability to communicate internally and externally on topics related to CP&P and QSP is required
  • Ability to keep up to date with and propose the implementation of scientific and technological developments in the area of Systems Pharmacology/Biology
  • Hands-on experience with modeling software like MATLAB/SimBiology/Simulink, JDesigner/Systems Biology Workbench, Entelos PhysioLab Platform, DBSolve, etc.  Experience with MATLAB SimBiology would be particularly desirable
  • Experience with general programming and data analysis tools/languages such as MATLAB, Python, R, Julia, Spotfire, etc., is required
  • Desire to interact as a modeling and simulation expert across clinical development teams with experts from different functional areas (pre-clinical and clinical)
  • Knowledge of current practices and issues in pharmaceutical R&D in disciplines such as clinical pharmacology, bioanalytical, biopharmaceutics, and toxicology 

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Director, Quantitative Systems Pharmacology
Bristol Myers Squibb