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Director, Real-World Analytics, Team Lead

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Waltham, Massachusetts; Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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Jul 7, 2022

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Director, Real-World Analytics, Team Lead

Other EU locations may be considered on a case by case basis

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 uses data and methodological expertise for the analysis of existing complex health data sets. The RWA Team Lead will lead a small-to mid-sized team of RWA Scientists, aligned to a Therapy Area (TA). They will support the GSK Value Evidence & Outcomes (VEO) 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.


The responsibilities listed below outline the scope of the position. The application of these tasks may vary, based upon evolving business needs. The Team Leader role should be able to and may perform selected responsibilities of the RWA Scientist.

  • Lead a small-to mid-sized team of RWA Scientists in multiple locations
  • Serves on the RWA Leadership Team (RWALT) and provides strategic leadership and recommendations on the use of RWD for evidence generation or decision-making
  • Work in alignment with the Head of RWA to drive the RWA vision of the team, including key growth areas and metrics for reporting, and alignment with broader VEO and GSK objectives and values
  • Knowledgeable of asset evidence needs and a contributor to priorities, in collaboration with other TA leaders
  • Manage/coordinate a portfolio of projects that can be delivered in-house to expected timelines and quality, including resource allocation and supporting all necessary steps for study execution i.e., study design, protocol development and review, programming and analysis, scientific input and results interpretation, and report development
  • Leads initiatives to contribute to RWA vision and ensure RWA process standards are in place internally to reflect RWA work

Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Proactively influence team members regarding appropriate research/statistical design and analytics delivery through various engagement forums: At the Value Evidence Team (VET), as part of a study team (in-sourced or out-sourced), and in coordination with the Real-World Data Management and Programming (RWDMP) team
  • Develop strong partnerships with various internal stakeholders to identify robust, innovative and efficient methods to conduct value evidence generation studies
  • Informs and influences external strategic initiatives in the use of RWD within the pharmaceutical industry to maximize their value to GSK

Methodological and Technical Expertise
  • Provide scientific, methodological and analytical expertise to execute a portfolio of studies and analytic projects to meet disease and asset level evidence needs
  • Participate in the Protocol Review Committee (PRC) and relevant scientific review and endorsement processes

Talent Management
  • Recruit and retain team of RWA Scientists
  • Develop appropriate training materials to support role specific and personal skillset development, and identify/support internal and external training opportunities
  • Mentor team members

Why You?

  • MS in a quantitative discipline such as epidemiology, health economics, health services research, health informatics, or biostatistics.
  • 5 years of experience working with RWD for use in pharmacoepidemiology and/or health outcomes research with good practical knowledge of biostatistics applied to clinical/epidemiological research.
  • Experience and practical knowledge of statistical/analytic software (e.g., SAS, R, IHD).
  • Fluent in written and spoken English to effectively communicate and able to articulate complex concepts to diverse audiences.

  • Prior team leadership experience, specifically leading a small-to-mid-sized team and managing direct reports
  • 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
  • 7 years of experience working with RWD for use in pharmacoepidemiology and/or health outcomes research with good practical knowledge in biostatistics applied to clinical/epidemiological research, with a deep understanding of scientific methodologies employed in health outcome studies, epidemiology, regulatory, safety and/or reimbursement requirements for evidence generation and the R&D development process
  • 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 lead, mentor, coach and develop a team
  • 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
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and communication 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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