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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Data Scientist, Data Sciences (SAS)

Science and Research



Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Working with Us
Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Read more:

The Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics Department are responsible for the Clinical Pharmacology characterization for small and large molecule assets across all therapeutic areas beginning with the entry in humans through registration and after commercial launch. The responsibilities encompass the development of clinical pharmacology plans that align with and complement the clinical development plans throughout all stages of development and includes the design and execution of clinical pharmacology studies along with conduct of model-based Population PK and exposure-response analysis to drive dose selection, characterization of DDI liabilities, implications for special populations, understanding the effects of formulation changes, as well as informing other critical drug development questions to influence company decisions. Furthermore, this department is responsible for representing Clinical Pharmacology at health authority interactions and compiling technical documents that are critical for worldwide submissions.

  • Supports the execution of Data Sciences activities and works closely with departmental mentors on assigned projects. 
  • Supports trial level activities and development of compounds across relevant therapeutic areas. 
  • Applies Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics principles and model-based analyses to support drug development. 
  • Apply expert knowledge of SAS to integrate clinical data and pharmacokinetic data to prepare analysis datasets. for pharmacometric analysis in NONMEM and other modeling tools.
  • Independently implement sophisticated algorithms to derive complex data sets, and address data issues with some supervision.
  • Employ Spotfire visualization software, and optimize the effective utilization of Spotfire.
  • Attain and apply solid knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and other scientific areas to partner with experts in order to integrate data sources efficiently and effectively.
  • Independently prepare tables, listings, and figures, and assist in the preparation of PMx reports, for filing and responses to queries with health authorities with some supervision.
  • Develop and maintain competence in UNIX, Spotfire, R, Python and various Linux/UNIX tools including bash.
  • Utilize python to develop applications that bring efficiency to processes.
  • Interact with internal and external partners.
  • Create PKMS directory structure for CPP.
  • Lead the PMx programming and other related activities for regulatory filings.
  • Mentor junior programmers in the group.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, computer science, mathematics, or statistics.
  • Masters or higher degree preferred.

  • 2+ years’ experience in preparing SAS data sets for analysis.
  • 1 - 2 years’ experience preparing data sets for PMx analysis in NONMEM, NLME, or WinNonLin.
  • Excellent SAS programming language skills.

  • Solid understanding of pharmacokinetic data, clinical data, NONMEM concepts and data issues with programming NONMEM data sets.
  • Ability to implement sophisticated algorithms to derive complex data sets and address data issues.
  • At least 5 years of industry experience in preparing SAS data sets for analysis.
  • Very strong attention to quality and detail, and the ability to detect data anomalies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • SAS certified Clinical Trial Programmer for SAS 9.0
  • SAS certified Base Programmer for SAS 9.0
  • Skill with R.
  • Master’s in engineering, science, computer science, mathematics, or statistics.
  • Competence in UNIX or Linux, and skill with bash scripting and UNIX filters.
  • Familiarity with principles of quality control and the validation of computer programs.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

COVID-19 Information
To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can perform complex functions through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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