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    Dear SMB members,

    Please find below details of an opportunity at Pfizer that should be of interest to mathematical biology graduate students, particularly those curious about whether a career in industry could be for them. Please check the eligibility requirements by following the link below.

    Do not hesitate to contact me for further information!

    Richard Allen

    Pfizer Summer Student Worker Program 2020

    Mathematical Modeling & Simulation

    Pfizer’s Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Group in Early Clinical Development is looking for qualified students interested in the application of mathematical models and computer simulation to questions of interest in drug discovery and development. Dependent on the successful candidate’s skills and interests, he or she may assist staff scientists to develop new mechanistic, mathematical models; modify or validate existing models; and/or develop or apply computational approaches to improve our workflows.

    Basic skills:
    ·     Understanding of simulating ordinary differential equation models, parameter fitting, and numerical methods
    ·     Proficient with a computer programming or scripting language
    ·     Interest in the application of mathematical modeling and simulation to biological or pharmacological research
    Preferred skills (the successful candidate may possess one or more):
    ·     Proficient in MATLAB, C/C++, Julia, R
    ·     Understanding of nonlinear dynamics, numerical methods, and parameter fitting for nonlinear models
    ·     Experience in software development
    ·     Versant in molecular, cellular, and pathway biology; knowledge of metabolic & cardiovascular diseases, inflammation & immunology, or rare diseases is a plus
    Educational qualifications:
    ·     Graduate student in applied mathematics, engineering (any), physics, computer science, or related pharmaceutical sciences
    Location: Cambridge, MA USA

    For eligibility requirements and other information:

    Richard Allen, PhD
    Associate Research Fellow, Quantitative Systems Pharmacology
    Early Clinical Development
    Pfizer Worldwide Research, Development, and Medical

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