Evidera has been providing health economics, outcomes research, market access, data analytics and epidemiology services to clients in the biopharmaceutical industry for over 19 years. The Real-World Evidence team supports in the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology/ medical device companies throughout the product lifecycle, from early pre-launch planning to launch and post-marketing management. Our focus is on helping our clients identify evidence gaps and rapidly build economic and epidemiological evidence to demonstrate effectiveness and safety and support the value of their products.
Through analysis of large existing health databases (e.g., medical claims, electronic health records, registries, etc.), we provide key information such as:
The incidence and prevalence of diseases and co-morbidities
The identification and impact of risk factors on disease outcomes
Burden of disease and identification of unmet needs
Treatment patterns, drug utilization, adherence
Healthcare resource utilization
The incidence and predictors of adverse events and characterization of safety profiles
We use epidemiologic methods to build knowledge of the relationships between patient, drug, clinical and disease factors that significantly aids our clients and the patients they serve in understanding health conditions and navigating potential drug-event causal relationships as well as in building stronger evidence-based value messages.
The Research Associate II (Epidemiologist) is involved in multiple projects at a time with tasks varying to degree by project. This includes involvement in drafting project deliverables including scientific design of the study protocol and statistical analyses, oversee of analyses programmed by the data analysts, review of results and reporting under the direction of senior staff. In addition, the role involved participation in sales through contributions to proposal writing. Projects mainly include retrospective designs, cross-sectional or longitudinal and use of existing databases. The successful Research Associate II may also assist the Principal Investigator in the role of project management scoping, tracking progress and delegating tasks to the project teams while working on multiple projects.
Participates in the design of scientific studies of the types described above based on the research objectives, including choice of data, methodology and planned analyses
Prepares drafts of proposals and project deliverables (e.g., protocols, SAPs, reports, dossiers, abstracts, manuscripts) under direction of more senior staff.
Synthesizes contributions from multiple team members into meaningful deliverables with clear messages.
Has a good understanding of data management tasks for directing data analysts in the execution of tasks such as patient selection, variable creation, analytical dataset creation
Supports scientific coordination and project management (e.g., monitoring project scope, tracking progress to budget/timelines).
Provides scientific and financial project coordination (e.g., monitoring project scope, tracking progress to budget/timelines).
Takes role of scientific coordinator in development of initial drafts of project budgets and other business development-related materials.
Has limited exposure to client calls, but is expected to be able to address questions posed directly to him/her about his/her work, otherwise participates minimally.
Contributes to strategic thinking around demonstration of product value under the direction of senior staff.
Demonstrates ability to derive/refine research questions/hypotheses/ recommendations relevant to addressing client's research objective(s); ability to identify information relevant to client need (and to filter out irrelevant information).
Qualifications and Experience
Doctorate degree in Epidemiology. If Master’s or academic background is in a different field, related experience will be required.
Experienced in quantitative methods in epidemiology and health economics the focus on data analysis using existing real-world observational data (e.g. claims data, electronic medical records, registries)
Good understanding of relevant methodology and statistics
Working knowledge of data analysis software (e.g., SAS, Stata, R) and MS Office software
Demonstrated ability to communicate and document information effectively in written English, including the ability to produce reports, documents, emails and other written pieces which are well-organized, free from errors, and are appropriately adjusted to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
Strong organizational, time-management, prioritization and decision-making skills necessary to evaluate, plan and accomplish multiple work goals in a timely fashion.
Able to quickly learn and apply new information, skills and procedures.
Solid communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to quickly develop and sustain positive rapport with internal and external contacts in person, over the phone and by email.
Delivers a positive internal/external client experience; listens and understand the client's needs, and recommends solutions
Demonstrates sound professional judgment in analyzing, responding to, and resolving enquiries, issues and escalations.
Previous experience in consultancy environment highly desirable, but not essential
2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
Evidera is a business unit within Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC, (PPD) a leading global contract research organization (CRO), Evidera is the preeminent provider of HEOR, Real World Evidence, HTA & market access consulting services for biopharma, medical device & biotech clients worldwide.
We provide evidence-based solutions to demonstrate the real-world effectiveness, safety, and value of biopharmaceutical and biotechnology products from early development through loss of exclusivity. We provide integrated scientific expertise and global operational capabilities to help clients generate the evidence needed to optimize the market access and commercial potential of their products.