QSP Research Scientist

at Certara USA, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

QSP Research Scientist
Job Locations

US-Remote | US-NJ-Princeton | US-NC-Raleigh | US-NJ-Parsippany | US-DE-Wilmington




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Certara is a growing company that provides a dynamic and exciting place to work. Our purpose is to assist in accelerating the development of meaningful medicines that make an impact on our society and the people that need them most. Innovation and creativity are highly valued, and everyone is given the opportunity for training and continuous development. Our portfolio spans the discovery, preclinical, clinical and post-marketing phases of drug development, working with 1,200 commercial companies, 250 academic institutions, and numerous regulatory agencies.
The Certara Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) group is a global organization focused on the impactful application of QSP and mechanistic PKPD modeling and simulation in drug discovery and development. We are leading several first-of-its-kind QSP Consortia with more than 10 global pharmaceutical companies and have a rapidly expanding consultancy portfolio. Our QSP scientists work in close collaboration with other Certara staff and clients to generate and use state-of-the-art
mechanistic models for decision making in pharmaceutical R&D. The models are designed in close dialogue with clients and developed with a view to creating user-friendly tools that will inform drug development programs from discovery to regulatory filing. We have unique capability to seamlessly integrate bespoke QSP models into the Simcyp physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) platform. Besides our well-established leadership in applied QSP approaches in Immunology and
Immuno-Oncology, we are now also the leading provider of QSP approaches in neuro-degenerative diseases through Certara's recent acquisition of the In Silico Biosciences modelling platform.

We are seeking highly motivated and talented QSP modelling experts at all levels, who share our passion for using quantitative approaches to understand and impact complex drug discovery and development questions. Positions are available at various levels of experience across our global ocations and for flexible, home-based roles.




Postdoctoral experience in systems modelling for drug discovery/ development teams.
PhD (or equivalent) in life sciences, engineering, computer sciences, mathematics physics or
Good understanding of PKPD, pharmacology and biology and its application in drug discovery
and development.
Very familiar and outstanding hands-on expertise with Matlab, Neuron or other similar
modelling software.
Strong publication record (commensurate with level of experience).
Team working
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Skilled and experienced at facilitating a multi-disciplinary team to work together on a complex
Ability to clearly and efficiently communicate with all stakeholders.
Organised and with track record of delivering quality results on time
Ability to work virtually with project teams across different locations and time zones.
Leads by example.
Other skills
Highly computer literate and familiar with modern IT and communications technology.
Good presentation skills.
Combines scientific excellence with ability to make impact in drug discovery and development
Ability to manage multiple client project timelines and deliverables simultaneously
Role (depending on experience)

Overall responsibility for project delivery of quality QSP solutions on time.

Provide hands-on technical support for model building when required.

Work with clients to ensure they receive the expected added value.

Work with the consortium/ consulting teams to ensure optimal deployment of resources.

Work with Certara QSP line management to deliver optimum solutions.

Provide general expert technical input across Certara QSP portfolio.

Mentor other Certara QSP staff.
Certara bases all employment-related decision on merit, taking into consideration qualifications, skills, achievement, and performance. We treat all applicants and employees without regard to personal characteristics such as race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, nationality, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental condition, genetic information, military service, or other characteristic protected by law.

Certara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Certara does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.        

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Job Posting: 1068510

Posted On: Nov 05, 2022

Updated On: Dec 05, 2022

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