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Director - Real-World Analytics, Value Evidence & Outcomes (VEO)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Waltham, Massachusetts
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Jun 24, 2022

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Our Company

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a science-led, global healthcare company, employing over 100,000 people in more than 115 countries. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better, live longer.


The Real-World Analytics (RWA) team applies data and methodological expertise to the analysis of existing complex health data sets. The RWA Scientist partners with the GSK global Value Evidence and Epidemiology teams to develop scientifically credible, high-quality evidence aligned with the needs of regulators, the scientific community, and decision makers responsible for granting access and reimbursement.


As a Director within RWA, you will use your real-world data and methodological expertise to develop fit-for-purpose solutions to complex analytic needs and lead the analysis of existing complex health data sets, such as insurance claims, electronic health records, and health registries. You will work in collaboration with matrix teams, including other Scientists within the Value Evidence and Outcomes (VEO) organization, to help to translate evidence needs into a robust program of studies that support appropriate access to, and evidence for, GSK medicines.

Design and Analysis
  • Provide expert consultation on the application of pharmacoepidemiologic and statistical methods to RWD in order to address complex evidence needs
  • Lead the implementation of new capabilities for the RWA organization through adoption of innovative methods, approaches, and techniques
  • Lead the development and delivery of analyses of existing complex health data sets. Responsibilities include leading/contributing to protocols and/or statistical analysis plans, critically reviewing approaches and results considering design assumptions and knowledge of the data, summarizing analytic findings (including limitations) in oral or written form
  • Author specifications for analytic data sets and/or statistical analysis plans for RWA activities (rapid data queries , retrospective observational studies, and other studies) to ensure appropriate interpretation and implementation of analytic design in collaboration with Real World Data Management and Programming (RWDMP). Review resulting deliverable(s) for accuracy/completeness
  • Ensure documentation is appropriate regarding data manipulation, statistical analysis, reporting
  • Author, maintain, finalize, and archive project delivery documentation in accordance with SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) where appropriate
  • Ensure appropriate quality control (QC) of work products
  • Provide RWD and methodological expertise to support study teams in select out-sourced studies

Communication of Results
  • Lead or co-author and bring statistical/methodological expertise to scientific publications
  • Effectively present research results to study team and other collaborators, including results interpretation and drawing appropriate inferences based on study design/statistical methods as well as assessment of study limitations

Therapy Area Knowledge
  • Understand relevant therapy area (TA)/asset to apply appropriate tools (e.g., variable definitions, code lists) and data sources
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of relevant RWD sources to guide the selection and appropriate use of complex health data sets

Leadership and Teamwork
  • Manage projects and/or resources to ensure delivery of high-quality work to agreed timelines
  • Establish partnerships with key stakeholders and proactively assess evidence needs to develop a portfolio of high-value, fit-for-purpose work
  • Serve as Member or Chair of the VEO Protocol Review Committee (PRC) to ensure scientific quality of non-interventional studies
  • Maintain currency with methods for the use of existing complex health datasets for research
  • Serve as a leader within VEO in the application of innovative, fit-for-purpose methodology and approaches to solve critical problems
  • Merge scientific thinking and business knowledge to identify issues, evaluate options, and implement solutions
  • Proactively influence team members regarding appropriate research/statistical design and analytics delivery through various engagement forums
  • Mentor team members, including other RWA scientists and RW Programmers, and provide scientific leadership within the team


We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Masters in a quantitative discipline such as epidemiology, health economics, health services research, health informatics, or biostatistics
  • At least 5 years of experience leading pharmacoepidemiology and/or health outcomes analytics using RWD, with good practical knowledge of biostatistics applied to clinical/epidemiological research
  • Professional experience applying complex pharmacoepidemiologic designs or statistical methods to real-world data (e.g., comparative effectiveness, predictive modelling, external comparator groups, emulated trials)
  • Experience and practical knowledge of statistical/analytic software (e.g., SAS, R, IHD)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English to communicate effectively and articulate complex concepts to diverse audiences


If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • At least 5 years of experience leading pharmacoepidemiology and/or health outcomes analytics using RWD, with good practical knowledge of biostatistics applied to clinical/epidemiological research
  • Professional experience conducting evidence synthesis studies (e.g., indirect treatment comparisons, network meta-analysis)
  • A good understanding of drug development processes and strategies, with proven ability to apply innovative statistical thinking to meet project and/or business objectives
  • PhD degree in a quantitative discipline such as epidemiology, health economics, health services research, health informatics, or biostatistics
  • Prior experience working within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry (preferably in real-world evidence, epidemiology, or health outcomes functional areas)
  • Current or significant prior experience working hands on with RWD and/or authoring technical specification documents
  • Experience leading a portfolio of projects, stakeholders and/or staff in a senior role
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, including finding efficient and innovative solutions to challenging problems
  • Self-reliance with the ability to deliver robust, timely, high-quality analytics
  • Enthusiasm to collaborate on a wide variety of projects across multiple therapy areas

  • Ability to work and interact with matrix partners across the organization
  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to address conflicts/issues and make decisions to achieve results
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills


Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader inConsumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the biggestchanges we've made to our business in over 20 years.We're on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022:New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and geneticsscience; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands. ​

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of diseasetogether - all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; andas a new GSK where outstanding people thrive. ​

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culturethat isambitious for patients- so we deliver what matters better and faster;accountable for impact- with clear ownership ofgoals and support to succeed; andwhere we do the right thing. So, if you're ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at thisexciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together. ​

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