Associate Director, Modeler

Locations: US, Canada, China, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, UK

Certara Strategic Consulting is now the largest and most comprehensive model-based drug development and strategic pharmacometrics organization, Certara Strategic Consulting brings together the resources of Certara’s leading consulting group, Pharsight Consulting Services (PCS) with scientific powerhouse, Quantitative Solutions. Deeply committed to our mission of bringing new, safer therapies to patients, we are scientists working with our clients to advance the discipline of modeling and simulation in drug development.


Proficient  in one or more modeling approaches (e.g. popPK and PK/PD analyses, model-based meta-analysis, dose-response and exposure-response analyses, dataset creation, database augmentation, disease modeling, trial simulation, optimal study designs, strategic decision analyses, economic modeling), in PK/PD,  statistical software (e.g. NONMEM, Phoenix WinNonlin, Phoenix NLME, Trial Simulator) and programming language(s) (e.g. R, SAS, S-Plus), as well as experience in one or more therapeutic areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunotherapy or pediatric. The Modeler may supervise project contributions of Associate Scientists and may lead/coordinate company initiatives (e.g. IT, methodology, efficiency, automation, quality).  


  • PhD, MD, PharmD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Statistics, Mathematics, or related fields.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of industry/consulting experience (may be combined with academic research) working in R&D, pre-clinical and clinical environments.
  • Candidate should have solid experience in pharmacometrics, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in a project team setting and experience in moving compounds through the clinical trial process, as well as experience with various elements of clinical development, trial design and management and filings is preferred.

Skills & Abilities:

  • General knowledge of clinical drug development and demonstrated knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacology is preferred
  • General modeling skills and the ability to translate complex problems into incisive models to address them
  • Independent performance of analysis and modeling and development of reports with limited supervision
  • Comfort in a client environment and able to communicate and collaborate with scientist peers
  • Developed ability to identify new business development opportunities through client interactions
  • Ability to work across functions to implement company initiatives
  • Ability to supervise/provide oversight of Associate Scientists
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Working at Certara Strategic Consulting

Personal development is not only provided, it is expected. Certara Strategic Consulting is the largest pharmacometric organization in the world and assures that various career pathways are offered to match the ambition and personal interests of their consultants.  Consulting allows for an optimal work-life balance. We have a preference for working together through office-based locations, but partially working from home is feasible.


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