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Real World Evidence Scientist - UK

  • Location: England
  • Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 24 days ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Robin Hussain
  • Start Date: 05/05/2022
  • Expiry Date: 25 May 2022
  • Job Ref: JN -042022-469911

Real World Evidence Scientist - UK

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute global real-world evidence projects to inform strategic internal decision-making, thereby empowering differentiating R&D activities, and support external decision making by key stakeholder groups (such as patients, regulators, policy makers, payers, and prescribers)
  • Contribute to the wider epidemiological and medical understanding of specific diseases
  • Provide input to Global RWE Strategy & Tactical Plan for the respective patient population
  • Lead RWE study design, planning and execution, including protocol development and analysis specification following best methodological standards
  • Collaborate with RWE contractors and external vendors on RWE projects and providing RWE Analysts with clarifications concerning protocol implementation
  • Drive interpretation of analysis in collaboration with RWE Strategy Lead & internal stakeholders, and communicate analysis interpretation internally and externally
  • Provide strategic input to internal stakeholders based on RWE activities and robust epidemiological and medical understanding of the patient population in focus
  • Represent RWE on functional teams (e.g., Medical Team, Patient Safety, Regulatory, Market Access, Commercial/Marketing, Core Launch Teams, etc.)
  • Support RWE Strategy Lead to ensure alignment of RWE tactics with the Strategic Publication Plan
  • Drive innovative study designs, including new data sources and advanced analytics (incl. digital pharmacoepidemiology)

Education and Experience:

  • You hold a Master degree (ideally a PhD) in Epidemiology, Outcomes Research or other relevant scientific discipline, and have a track record of publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience in having successfully delivered global and/or local RWE projects from conceptualisation to publication within the pharmaceutical industry (or with a recognised expert consultancy or academic centre of excellence), using primary as well as secondary data, such as large healthcare databases
  • Hands-on experience in working across internal stakeholder functions (e.g., medical affairs, market access, clinical development, etc.) to develop the optimal RWE strategy and tactical plan to support an asset within a specific disease area or focus
  • Combination of strong methodological quantitative knowledge, strategic, innovative thinking, and communication skills
  • Background knowledge of industry trends and best practices, specifically related to epidemiology/outcomes research
  • Good knowledge and understanding of applicable regulations in pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacovigilance and clinical development
  • Expertise in the EU5 and/or US healthcare environment (and changes therein)
  • Proven ability to write/edit scientific communications (abstracts, poster presentations, podium presentations, manuscripts, etc.)
  • Able to deliver impactful presentations to senior management or industry audiences with a relaxed and proficient presentation style
  • Passion for developing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with key partners and stakeholders based on in-depth understanding of stakeholder needs and strategic focus
  • Ability to proactively use his/her relationships with internal and external stakeholder groups to provide strategic input through synthesized thinking, building advocacy and empowering implementation of the solutions in support of creating patient value