Director Epidemiology, Oncology
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence, Canada - Ontario - Mississauga, USA - North Carolina - Research Triangle Park, USA - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Posted Date: Sep 29 2021 This position functions within GlaxoSmithKline's Epidemiology Department, part of R&D Value, Evidence and Outcomes, which contributes to the successful development and commercialization of new therapies and supports a wide range of areas, from Clinical Development and Safety and Effectiveness Evaluation. Staff in Epidemiology provide leadership and expertise to develop and execute the Epidemiology strategy across the whole spectrum of drug development, from early drug discovery to registration, reimbursement and lifecycle management. Purpose: The Epidemiology Director will assume epidemiology responsibility for multiple development compounds and/or marketed medicines within a therapeutic area, developing a program of studies in alignment with the research & development strategy for the therapeutic area. This role is responsible for planning, implementing and delivering high quality, scientifically robust observational research projects which support drug development programs, regulatory submissions and post marketing safety and effectiveness. Key Responsibilities: As a technical expert in epidemiology and the therapeutic area, maintain and expand an epidemiology support strategy aligned to the drug development strategy and aimed to: Support and be accountable to advise scientifically on Real World Evidence strategies Improve disease understanding relevant to drug development: incidence, prevalence, risk factors, natural history course, treatment patterns, co-morbidities, co-medications, outcome measures, phenotypes, biomarkers, unmet needs, and their variations across domains such as demographics and geographies. Support clinical trial design, in particular identification of the target population, protocol development, patient recruitment and patient medical history data ascertainment. Contribute to medication safety evaluation: provide background event rates, synthesize existing evidence including through meta-analyses, identify high-risk populations. Propose and lead post-marketing activities: risk evaluation mitigation strategies, epidemiology studies for signal detection and inference, post-authorization studies of treatment benefit and risk. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Master's degree in Epidemiology or related field (health services research, health outcomes research, public health, statistics or pharmaceutical sciences) 5+ years of experience leading pharmaco-epidemiologic research in a drug development environment 5+ years or more in Epidemiology in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent experience in an academic or government setting Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Doctoral degree (PhD., ScD or DrPH) in epidemiology (preferred) or a relevant discipline (i.e. health services research, health outcomes research, public health, statistics or pharmaceutical sciences) Significant experience applying epidemiologic methods to study a variety of questions in support of medicine development (safety, effectiveness, natural history of disease) Demonstrable experience leading pharmaco-epidemiologic research programs in a drug development environment Expertise in cancer epidemiology Self motivated with the ability to work independently to develop credibility with colleagues within and outside Epidemiology, as well as interact effectively in multi-disciplinary matrix teams to influence decisions Broad experience in collaborating with research partners Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate scientific evidence to peers and at scientific meetings Ability to demonstrate strategic thinking and problem resolution to fill evidence gaps Ability to work well within a business-driven environment, balance priorities and handle multiple tasks through careful planning, stakeholder management, project administration, and organisational skills Record of high-quality, peer-reviewed epidemiology and/or outcomes research publications and/or demonstrated leadership in external scientific societies/industry-wide collaboration Experience in leading epidemiology research in US and EU Why GSK? 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