Oct 12, 2021

Job Description

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.
As an Director of Real World Evidence, you will be responsible for developing RWE strategies that deliver innovative and scientifically robust evidence. You will collaborate with multiple stakeholders and partner throughout the organization to design RWE studies and implement analyses to address product- and disease-area research questions, which will inform business decisions about the research and development of our products as well as support healthcare decisions by patients, physicians, health authorities, payers, and policy-makers. This will require a deep understanding of observational research methods to define appropriate research questions and data sources, study design, rigorous and fit-for-purpose analytical approaches as well as strong communication skills to summarize and present findings. You will need excellent technical, strategic, leadership, collaboration and communication skills, as well as an entrepreneurial attitude, to work with and through others, to reimagine the way we use data and analytics to develop and deliver medicines for patients.
You will drive the development of RWE approaches, techniques, and standards using your expertise in an assigned area in the Oncology Business Unit. You will work closely with franchises in regions and key countries to enable RWE and sharing of standard methodologies across geographies.
Job Description
Major Accountabilities
1. Develop and drive RWE strategies, in collaboration with internal partners, to ensure that the value of our medicines is fully supported by evidence both globally and locally.
2. Lead cross-functional Real World Evidence team consisting of internal partners with the clear objective to deliver scientifically valid and robust evidence to support all stages of product development, and to drive global and local value demonstration.
3. Ask the right scientific questions, understand the evidence needs for product development, regulatory and market access, and ideate and make recommendations on fit-for-purpose data and analytics solutions.
4. Work closely with regions and countries to develop timely, meaningful and robust evidence to support product value demonstration aligned with local needs (patient access, reimbursement, medical education, and patient advocacy).
5. Foster learning with internal and external partners by using analytical tools and applications to broaden data accessibility and advance our proficiency/efficiency in understanding and using the data appropriately.
6. Stay current with and adopt emergent analytical methodologies, tools and applications to ensure fit-for-purpose and innovative approaches.
7. Apply rigor in study design and analytical methods; design a fit-for-purpose analysis plan, assess effective ways of presenting and delivering the results to improve impact and interpretability; implement and/or oversee the study, including its reporting; ensure compliance with applicable pharma industry regulations and standards.
8. Communicate findings to internal partners, regulatory, health technology assessment (HTA) bodies and scientific communities; publish results; participate in external meetings and forums to present your insights (e.g. congress/conference).

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

Experience/ Professional requirement:
• Advanced degree or equivalent education/degree in life science/healthcare required. MBA or equivalent preferred
• 5+ years relevant experience acquired at pharmaceutical companies, academia, healthcare provider / Payer / HTA, or relevant consultancy companies
• Deep understanding and experience of Real World Data/Real World Evidence or related fields to generate scientifically rigorous and value evidence from secondary data sources.
• Strong understanding of drug development with proven ability to identify and deliver key evidence needs for Clinical Development, Commercial, Market Access, HEOR, Medical, Safety, Regulatory partners.
• Demonstrated track record of leading and execution of research projects using real world data from claims, electronic health records, registries, biobanks, or digital applications, including publications.
• Experienced and with a strong knowledge of observational and/or epidemiological research methodology and statistical methods
Why Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

East Hanover, NJ
Data Science
Full Time
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Director Real World Evidence and Data Science

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