The pharmaceutical industry provides interesting and challenging career and research opportunities for statisticians and data scientists. Is work in the pharmaceutical sector something that you would like to know more about? Then this session is for you!
NISS hosts Career Fair sessions that focus on academic positions, others on positions in government agencies and industry. This session will describe opportunities for statisticians/data scientists from three companies in the pharmaceutical industry. Attendees will be provided with an inside look at the research that statisticians in these companies get involved in and career opportunities for you to consider!
Each presenter will have 15 minutes to address the following general topics:
- What are the job opportunities for statisticians/data scientists/analysts in your company?
- Describe the range of skills statisticians/data scientists/analysts need to succeed in your company?
- What is the career path for statisticians/data scientists/analysts in your company?
- Is your firm currently hiring statisticians/data scientists/analysts?
- What advice would you give to students based on your experience?
Tom Bradstreet, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Nareen Katta, AbbVie
About the Speakers
Tom Bradstreet is Director, Preclinical Biomarkers & Discovery Biostatistics at Bristol-Myers Squibb (8 years). He emphasizes design-to-decision making statistical strategies while closely collaborating with, mentoring, and empowering preclinical scientists; primarily biologists and imaging experts. Tom’s current statistical interests are Bayesian statistics and statistical education. Previously, Tom was employed at Merck (32 years) contributing to Animal Safety Assessment, Experimental Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Modeling and Simulation, and Phase III clinical trials. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology, Masters degrees in Biostatistics and Statistics, and his Ph.D. in Statistics.
Nareen Katta works as a Sr. Director and Head of Clinical Analytics at AbbVie. Nareen has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. In his current role, Nareen is responsible for building and executing the data science and advanced analytics strategy, that covers both Scientific and Business Operations, across Clinical Development, Precision Medicine and R&D. In addition to Clinical Analytics, Nareen is actively engaged in evaluating the opportunities created by the recent technology trends like big data, automation, AI, digital health etc. and strategically instantiating them at AbbVie to drive organizational transformation.