• Clinical Data Scientist

    Job Locations US-NJ-Princeton
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  • Responsibilities

    The Clinical Data Scientist at Otsuka will support a diverse array of initiatives including advanced computational modeling, clinical development (with particular focus on digital programs), and software development projects.  Paramount to this role is the ability to support clinical programs with appropriate analytical strategies.

    • Work closely with stakeholders interfacing with clinical and real-world data to identify, enhance, and support the quantitative and technological needs for all Otsuka projects
    • Managing software development projects at various levels
    • Reviewing/planning clinical studies across multiple CNS programs, and conducting analyses related to time series modeling, supervised and unsupervised learning techniques, Bayesian methodologies, and others
    • Provide statistical and modeling support for planning and implementing clinical and real-world evidence studies/programs to meet the value/evidence needs of payers, health systems, clinicians, and patients.
    • Provide solutions of clinical and economic utility by leveraging internal, external and real-world data sources. 
    • Guide evidence-based product development (digital/non-digital) by extracting therapeutic intelligence from such data sources

    Travel (up to 15-20%)



    • A PhD in Pharmaceutical Science, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related quantitative field with 0- 5 of years of post-graduate experience
    • Knowledge of existing and upcoming statistical methods (supervised and unsupervised) in pharmaceutical data analysis
    • Proficiency with programming in software such as Python, R, MATLAB, SAS, SQL etc.
    • Knowledge of pharmaceutical modeling tools such as NONMEM, Monolix, Phoenix NMLE, etc.
    • Knowledge of clinical development and clinical trial execution
    • Must be agile to grow in new directions, acquire new skills, and work with a team of scientists and practitioners from different functional areas to solve problems and create solutions of clinical and economic utility.
    • Must be able to bring insights to stakeholders with ability to extract therapeutic intelligence by leveraging internal, external, and real-world data sources. 
    • Excellent communication skills


    • Knowledge of, and experience with, real world databases 
    • Knowledge of current and emerging ‘big data’ technologies


    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.

    In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a “big venture” company at heart, applying a youthful spirit of creativity in everything it does.

    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 45,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion (€ 9.9 billion) in 2016.

    All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at www.otsuka.co.jp/en. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com.


    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

    Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.

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