Associate Director RWE

Darmstadt, Germany.

An exciting opportunity awaits you within the Patient Focused Real World Evidence (PRWE) Team for Oncology (Early Phase Development). As passionate leaders of patient focused real world data, evidence generation, and epidemiology, we are uniquely placed to enable fit-for-purpose visionary solutions. Our team operates with a proactive and agile approach, as a trusted partner in qualitative and quantitative sciences, all while striving towards the common goal to deliver more medicines to more patients faster. 

As a key member of our team, you will drive the Real-World Evidence and Data (RWE/D) strategy and studies, with a particular focus on early drug development and integrated evidence planning. You will provide scientific leadership and expertise to ensure that fit-for-purpose RWD are integrated in evidence generation plans and available to support program´s decision-marking and regulatory submissions. 

You will lead the design, implementation and oversight of disease or drug-specific RWE studies, encompassing regulatory grade studies, i.e. safety related studies, external control arm studies and natural history of disease studies. Your work will involve inspiring cross-functional collaboration, in a unique partnership with other quantitative scientists while also maintaining and expanding our external collaborations. 

Who you are:

  • Background in health and life sciences (epidemiology, public health, MD, pharm D), or quantitative data sciences, biostatistics
  • Doctoral and/or master’s degree (e.g., PhD, MSc) in Epidemiology, Public Health or related field
  • Strong experience in RWE/D within the pharmaceutical industry, particularly in the application of RWE in drug development for rare indications and early phase development
  • Prior experience in supporting the therapeutic area of Oncology
  • Demonstrable experience in leading RWE generation plans and studies end-to end, including application of innovative designs and methods
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to engage and communicate scientific evidence to peers and at scientific meetings
  • Collaborative, proactive working style, with ability to work independently.

What we offer: 

We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That’s why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us. 

United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.

Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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