1559 - Associate Director - Pharmacometrics

Certara - Montréal, QC (12 months ago)

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Certara is looking for talented and motivated pharmacometricians that are eager to grow their career and join the team as Associate Director! We have positions available in our Montreal office.

About Certara Strategic Consulting

Certara Strategic Consulting is the largest pharmacometric consultancy organization in the world and assures that various career pathways are offered to match the ambition and personal interests of our employees! We are a division of Certara and deliver value by integrating advanced simulation approaches into the most crucial drug development deliverables—to inform internal decision-making and strengthen global regulatory submissions. Leveraging our experience working on thousands of key drug development projects on behalf of hundreds of biopharma companies, we bring a track record of success and a broad range of expertise to each assignment.


Our Pharmacometricians are responsible for providing input into clinical drug development plans, including the design and interpretation of results derived in clinical studies in Phase I, II and III. The qualified candidates will have the ability to work on a variety of therapeutic indications and data types and must be experts in applied population PK and PK/PD modeling to support drug development programs. We are looking for Pharmacometricians that want to:

Deepen their strategic drug development expertise and their experience informing drug development decisions.
Perfect their pharmacometric techniques with fit-for-purpose modelling approaches e.g. population PK and PK/PD modeling, target-mediated drug disposition models, dose-response and exposure-response analyses
Broaden their drug development expertise by working with a myriad of companies, molecular modalities, and therapeutic areas.
Develop their consulting career path by recognizing and seeking opportunities that match their ambition and personal interests.


Support projects for Certara’s clients by working in teams with other Associates, senior expert modelers, and drug development consultants.
Hands on pharmacometric modeling on client projects as a billable consultant.
Continuing education on advanced modeling and simulation approaches, with an emphasis on methods appropriate for small molecules and/or complex biologics (bispecific biologics, chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies, and immuno-oncology therapies).
Conduct quality control activities on model codes and reports.
May lead/coordinate company initiatives (e.g. IT, methodology, efficiency, automation, quality).
May act as the primary point of contact for clients and collaborate with a senior consultant to grow business to match their interests.

Skills & Abilities

PhD, MD, PharmD in Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, or related field.
A minimum of 5 to 10 years of industry/consulting experience (may be combined with academic research) working in R&D, pre-clinical and clinical environments.
Solid experience in pharmacometrics, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, or a related discipline in a project team setting is preferred, whether in academia or industry.
Expertise in PK and PK/PD modelling with strong quantitative skills applied to develop models with nonlinear behavior, mechanistic or semi-mechanistic components relating to mechanism of action and tailored to meet specific drug-development questions.
Proficiency in software used for nonlinear mixed-effect modeling (e.g., NONMEM, NLME, R).
Experience in moving compounds through the clinical trials process and experience with various elements of clinical development and trial design and management.
Independent performance of analysis and modeling and development of reports with limited supervision.
Comfortable in a client environment able to communicate with and collaborate with peer scientists.
Developing ability to identify new business development opportunities through client interactions.
Proficient in spoken and written English. Certara is a global company, and additional languages are of benefit.

About Certara

Certara is a growing company that provides a novel 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 wellbeing of our employees is a priority at Certara, and that is why we support the most important aspects of their lives:

Financial – competitive pay, incentives, retirement plans, income security programs
Health and Wellness – comprehensive benefit package, wellness programs, healthy lifestyle office environments
Work/Life –unlimited paid time off and an employee assistance program
Growth & Development – performance driven environment

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.