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PPD Manager, Real World Evidence, Data Analytics in Waltham, Massachusetts

Manager, Real World Evidence, Data Analytics

*We are looking to fill this role in our Bethesda, MD or Waltham, MA office locations

This is an exciting opportunity to join our successful research team and to help define and drive solutions for clients and patients. We are specifically recruiting someone for our Data Analytics team within Real-World Evidence to provide strategic oversight and project management support for a variety of client engagements. This is a dynamic role involving regular contact with several key internal and sponsor stakeholders.

The Team

Evidera has been providing epidemiology, data analytics, and outcomes research services to clients in the biopharmaceutical industry for over 20 years. The Real-World Evidence team supports pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies in the design and conduct of real-world observational studies 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 epidemiologic and economic evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness, safety and value of their products. For this role, the focus is on observational epidemiologic studies both retrospective and prospective in nature, targeted literature reviews, and risk management plans. Data collected in these studies is then used to address key research questions such as:

  • Burden of disease and identification of unmet needs

  • Treatment patterns, drug utilization, adherence

  • Resource utilization

  • The identification and impact of risk factors on disease outcomes

  • Comparative effectiveness

  • Safety outcomes

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.

Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join our successful research team and to help define and drive solutions for clients and patients. We are specifically recruiting someone for our Data Analytics team within Real-World Evidence to provide strategic oversight and project management support for a variety of client engagements. This is a dynamic role involving regular contact with several key internal and sponsor stakeholders. The position is permanent, full time.

Key Skills and Attributes

  • A deep understanding of the Life Science industry.

  • In depth understanding of observational projects and project portfolio management.

  • Collaborative team member, capable of efficient multi-tasking.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for a diverse portfolio of projects across Data Analytics as the primary point of contact to the sponsor. On-time, on-budget, quality delivery.

  • Be responsible for the overall coordination and management of administrative aspects of individual studies from receipt of lead through project set-up and delivery to the sponsor, including but not limited to financial and legal aspects of project management.

  • Ensure that all project deliverables meet the customer time/quality/cost expectations.

  • Work with senior management, project leads, and functional area leads to identify and evaluate fundamental issues on the project and ensure solutions are implemented.

  • Oversee and manage diverse real-world evidence projects for multiple sponsors; perform traditional project management activities such as ensuring all project deliverables, timelines, and budgets are closely monitored, as well as oversee Quality Control processes, ensure appropriate documentation of quality validation steps, oversee and manage third-party vendors, and keep relevant internal and sponsor stakeholders informed/consulted as appropriate.

  • Contribute to the design and refinement of project-specific tools and processes as needed to meet or exceed client expectations.

  • Work across functional groups and departments to ensure successful delivery of studies, including, but not limited to data analysts, statisticians, research scientists and clinician experts.

  • Support new sales opportunities including, but not limited to budget development, proposal content development, change orders, and ‘win’ strategies.

Minimum Education Level/Years of Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or licensed certified health care training or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Project management certification (e.g. PMP, PgMP, CAPM) or demonstration of project management skills including scope, budgeting, forecasting, timelines, resource management, and use of project management systems (e.g. MS Project).

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrable experience managing across a range of cross-functional, global teams and across a variety of studies within ideally either a CRO or consulting firm.

Specific skills or knowledge required for position

  • Able to escalate and communicate risks and concerns, as well as develop mitigation plans specific to project needs.

  • Ability to collaborate with different level management.

  • Well-developed communication and writing skills. Fluent in written and spoken English.

  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Collaborative team member, capable of efficient multi-tasking.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to balance multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Excellent client facing skills.

  • Valid Passport, where appropriate.

The role will require travel and flexibility to work across time zones. For the time being, no travel is required. For future needs, this would be no more than 25%.

About Evidera:

Evidera is a business within in Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) a leading global contract research organization (CRO), and a is a preeminent provider of evidence-based solutions. 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 products.

Perks:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, with clear opportunities for growth and career progression. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects with some of the industry’s leading researchers. Our offices boast a fun and collaborative working environment, frequent social events and a robust support system. We are committed to providing training and professional development, with ample opportunity to advance, for all our staff.

Evidera’s Core Competencies:

  • Customer Focus

  • Initiative

  • Teamwork

  • Problem Solving/Judgment

  • Accountability

If you resonate with our core competencies and want to contribute to research and consulting services driven by world-class science and thought leadership, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.

Evidera, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetics, sexual orientation, gender preference, disability, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.

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