The main front in data, however, continues to be “big data” in the laboratory. Information technology firms responded in 2013 with a new generation of electronic lab notebooks and other software for collecting, storing, and analyzing data in drug discovery and development. Drug firms are seeking statistical analysis skills in the lab. Some even claim that research positions once filled by scientists who are taught statistics on the job are now filled with mathematicians who learn the science in the lab.I would like to know, are there any recently-hired mathematicians working in bench-level (or bench-adjacent) positions in the life sciences industry, i.e. "a research position once filled by scientists"? I offer a shiny Sacagawea dollar to the first five people who can comment or privately e-mail me evidence of this (evidence being a verifiable LinkedIn profile). I am defining "mathematician" as someone whose terminal degree (B.S./M.S. or Ph.D.) was "mathematics." I am defining "recently hired" as "hired since January 1, 2010."
I presume, though I do not know, that this is somehow related to this Ian Shott interview from earlier this year.
Either way, a very interesting development.