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Director, Rare Disease RWE Scientist

Company: Pfizer
Location: Jackson
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

ROLE SUMMARYThe Real-World Evidence (RWE) Center of Excellence (CoE) is a rapidly expanding group that provides integrated, end-to-end RWE optimization, education, communication, and maximization of data partnerships' value within therapeutic areas (TAs) to meet both core and innovative Development, Regulatory and Commercial needs to support breakthroughs to change patients' lives.The Rare Disease TA is responsible for creating and commercializing therapies for rare disorders. Cross-functional pipeline and asset teams create and deliver biologic medicines, small molecules and exploratory gene therapies.Within the Global RWE CoE, a dedicated team of RWE experts will support the TA. Reporting to the Rare Disease RWE Senior Director, the RWE Scientist Director will deliver timely feasibility assessments, real world insights (RWI) and easy-to-understand summary reports by understanding pipeline / asset teams' objectives and timelines. They will co-develop RWE protocols in collaboration with the cross-functional asset teams and RWE Biostatistics. The RWE Scientist Director will provide guidance on the most appropriate types of data and datasets for a given problem, and coordinate RWE project execution with appropriate internal and external partner analytic resources and tools. He/She will ensure the development of consistent business rules, versioning rules as care pathways evolve, standards and procedures.The RWE Scientist Director will work closely with the RWE Senior Director and cross-functional teams on assets' RWE strategy development. They will direct the RWE cross-functional teams' work with pipeline/asset teams to integrate RWE into their strategic plans and will use these plans to identify key RWE teams' external data partnership opportunities. They will oversee data procurement activities (e.g., landscape assessments and due diligence or supporting contract development for external studies). They will act as a subject matter expert in RWE studies and take on projects independently. They will also have opportunity to mentor/advise other RWE Scientists, directing their work.ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as the RWE subject matter expert for rare disease franchise.
  • Communicate and advocate effectively throughout the organization to support the appropriate use of RWE.
  • Educate colleagues throughout the organization on RWE enabled use cases and best practices.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure high quality methods and designs throughout the product lifecycle from early clinical development to loss of exclusivity.
  • Conduct feasibility assessments to determine appropriate internal/external real-world data sources
  • Create RWI informing go/no-go decisions, hypothesis generation, and decision-making for executives, teams, and business development
  • Coordinates cross-functional teams to create high quality RWE from rigorously designed protocols
  • Create TA-specific RWE assessment plans and recommend emerging RWE analytical approaches
  • Proactively identify opportunities for automation and collaboration.
  • Drive landscape assessments and evaluations of new data/tools.
  • Track market trends and regulatory standards
  • Document all requests and track progress toward project completion, other metrics and business goalsBASIC QUALIFICATIONSCandidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
    • 7+ (with a master's degree) to 9+ (Bachelor's degree) years' experience with a proven successful track record of scientific analysis for Non-Interventional Studies, other research studies or clinical quality improvement studies, with specific experience with a range of real-world data such as EHR, medical or pharmacy claims, patient registries, or other data sources
    • Five or more years of experience working in real world data analytics in healthcare, clinical or translational research, pharmaceutical Research & Development, or similar.
    • Ability to critically evaluate analytic results against the literature, subject matter expert feedback or other reliable sources to ensure end user credibility in alignment with cross-functional team strategy / priorities
    • Five of more years of experience in communicating in verbal and written form with all levels of personnel with diverse backgrounds
    • Ability to work under pressure with a high level of autonomy and motivation
    • Experience in Rare Disease domains, or the interest and ability to rapidly learn these domains to understand and proactively apply the latest scientific findings for projects
    • Experience with protocol development and execution for non-interventional studies using a variety of analytical techniques applied to various databases
    • Mentorship and leadership skills, particularly in highly matrixed organizations
    • Five or more years of hands-on experience of query and analytic languages and technology platforms (eg, SQL, R, SAS, IHD, Aetion) and of relevant biological and medical data standards (eg, HGNC / Entrez, ICD, CPT)PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
      • The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree with 9+ years/PhD with 7+ years in RWE analytics Economics, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Other Biological Science fields with a substantial quantitative and computational component, other related fields or commensurate professional experience
      • Experience with Sickle Cell Disease, Hemophilia, Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy, rare cardiac conditions, or other Rare Disease priority areas highly desired
      • Five or more years of experience in four or more of the following:
      • Experience in clinical registry, patient generated health data, unstructured clinical data and other health data sources
      • Understanding global regulatory guidance for appropriate use and submission of RWE
      • Knowledge of global HTAs' / payers' RWE acceptance, and experience in value-based agreements, value-based care and similar constructs
      • Knowledge of efficient programming practices and the software development life cycle
      • Experience engaging or partnering with external organizations (e.g., IDN, ACOs, payers, academic institute, professional organizations, etc.) for RWE activities is strongly
      • Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML): ability and experience in creating advanced models to generate real world insights
      • Data Visualization: passion for and experience in generating easy-to-use, interactive data visualization capabilities (e.g., Tableau, Spotfire)
      • Clinicogenomics: understand the clinical application of genomic, transcriptomic and other biomarker tests and result reports as they pertain to clinical care or research
      • Experience integrating real world evidence in early and late clinical development.NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTSStandard working hours expected but may be required to intermittently work longer hours during periods of high demand. Limited travel to attend key internal business meetings or conferences required.Other Job Details:Last Date to Apply for Job: January 20th, 2023Additional Location Information: US- Remote; Europe, Latin AmericaEligible for Relocation Package: No#LI-PFEFor roles based in New York City: The annual base salary for this position ranges from $150,900.00 to $251,400.00. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 20.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.Sunshine ActPfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.EEO & Employment EligibilityPfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.Market Access#LI-PFE

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