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Executive Director, RWE

Boston, MA, US.

The Executive Director, Real World Evidence will leverage strategic planning and consensus building across Regulatory, Biostatistics, Global Medical Affairs, Global Clinical Development, Early Clinical Development, Translational Medicine, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, International Medical Affairs, Market Access, Patient Advocacy and Digital Sciences. This role will oversee the strategic planning and execution of real world evidence conducted by RWE directors and associated reports, across the portfolio, to ensure the timely delivery of scientifically valid epidemiology and observation research in rare diseases.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages RWE disease area directors across the portfolio
  • Assesses research gaps and objectives across key partners and disease areas to determine epidemiology/observational research strategy, research objectives and tactical plans for cross disease area projects, as well as appropriate differentiation strategies
  • Effectively manages internal and external stakeholder expectations regarding strategic objectives and execution of research
  • Responsible for robust study concept development and execution of incidence/prevalence, burden of Illness and natural history of disease assessment for key disease areas/initiatives
  • Serves as the go-to expert for internal stakeholders on observational study designs and methods, establishing innovative methods and integrating into RWE, global safety and medical affairs observational research
  • Makes compliant decisions and executes on those decisions in the research agenda within RWE standard operating processes and working documents
  • Oversees RWE study leads compliance with study conduct and tracking according to standard operating processes and working documents
  • Identifies opportunities and initiates process improvements for optimal quality, cost, speed, innovation, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Contributes to developing and implementing operational processes for internal department as it relates to all daily RWE activities
  • Supports the development of and oversees performance metrics and dashboards for RWE projects across the portfolio
  • Assesses real world data assets and establishes real world evidence data acquisition plan, including data licenses and data platforms, in collaboration with RWD Governance Committee
  • As a people manager within the organization, may have financial accountabilities and human resource responsibilities for assigned staff.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership in global role leading strategy across multiple disease areas
  • Demonstrated development of talented observational researchers within a matrix environment
  • Strong understanding of global conduct of observational research, including privacy standards
  • Advanced knowledge in observational research design
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and study management skills to shape the opinions of and negotiate with senior leaders
  • Ability to take detailed observational study results and communicate them in a clear, non-technical manner to internal cross-functional teams, using language that resonates with the teams, while maintaining the integrity of key findings
  • Ability to work effectively in a constantly changing, diverse, and matrix environment
  • Formal training in Epidemiology/Health Services Research required

Education and Experience:

  • PhD in biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics and outcomes research, health policy, or similar discipline
  • Typically requires 15 years of experience in observational research study management and data analytics, either within industry or with an observational research consulting firm and 7 years of supervisory/management experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Please note that Vertex requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees working in the U.S. as a condition of employment at Vertex, subject to medical, religious or other accommodations or exemptions required by law. We believe this requirement is vital to keeping everyone at Vertex and in our communities safe. This requirement applies to both existing and new employees who may at any time work on-site at a Vertex facility or visit another location on behalf of Vertex (e.g., conferences, customer visits, etc.), including all remote employees. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition.

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