Associate Director - Biostatistics and RWE

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Statistics, Data Management
  3. United States
San Francisco, USA
Posting date: 21 May 2020
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for an Associate Director of Biostatistics and Real World Evidence with a leading biopharmaceutical company located in San Francisco, CA. Successful candidate will be responsible for the development of Real-World Evidence (RWE) strategy, and will lead the design and execution of RWE projects for different products, with an initial focus on late phase clinical development and post-marketing safety.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics to develop and maintain a Real-World Evidence strategy to support products from clinical development, through licensing, pharmacovigilance, market access, and lifecycle management.
  • Articulate the strengths and limitations of real-world datasets, including disease registries and other clinical data sources, in the context of designing RWD studies.
  • Establish real-world data plan, including data licenses and data platforms in collaboration with internal colleagues and external consultants/partners, identify appropriate data sources, obtain access to databases and lead the development of study protocols and analysis plans for RWE projects.
  • Ensure the quality, completeness, and relevance of real-world data (RWD) at every step along the way.
  • Participate in drug development programs as a subject matter expert (SME) in the areas of RWE.
  • Cross-functional collaboration to provide strategic and tactical leadership for developing RWD historical control and methods development.
  • Improve disease understanding relevant to the target patient population for key disease areas/initiatives: incidence, prevalence, risk factors, natural history disease course, burden of illness, treatment patterns, co-morbidities, co-medications, outcomes measures, phenotypes, biomarkers and unmet need, and their variations across demographics and geographies.
  • Support post marketing activities: Conduct of post marketing post authorization safety studies and post marketing effectiveness studies/registries, epidemiology studies for safety signal detection, evaluation of risk mitigation strategies.
  • Proactively monitor and maintain knowledge of global evidence requirements, state-of-the-art RWE research design and the ever-changing landscape of available RWE sources to guide strategic and tactical oversight by using innovative, scientifically robust approaches.
  • Identify opportunities for efficient development of innovative research initiatives and application across disease areas. Develop SOPs, guidelines, and templates to support conduct of Real-World Evidence and Epidemiology studies.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a statistics discipline is required.
  • A PhD in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Economics and outcomes research, or similar is strongly preferred. Equivalent experience may be accepted.
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in statistics related to the pharmaceutical industry is required.
  • A minimum of 8 years previous management experience is preferred.
  • At least 3+ years-experience in observational research study management and data analytics, either within industry or with an observational research consulting firm or academia.
  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience with a variety of real-world data sources and observational research study design/execution in biotech/pharmaceuticals, consulting or academia.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Strong project management/organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently to solve complex and challenging problems using innovative strategies.
  • Ability to work well in a business-driven environment, balance priorities and handle multiple tasks through careful planning, stakeholder management, project administration, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and study management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate scientific evidence.

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Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.