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Director and Therapy Area Lead, Oncology Real-World Analytics

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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Jan 22, 2022

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Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence, USA - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Posted Date: Jan 13 2022 ~Innovative RWD Leader in Oncology Real World Analytics Career Opportunity!! Job purpose: 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 global 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. You report into Andre, Head of Value Evidence and Outcomes Data, Methods and Analytics. Primary locations: US Home Worker or Upper Providence, Pennsylvania. Key responsibilities: As the RWA TA Lead for Oncology, you will support the GSK VEO Oncology team to deliver high-quality value evidence using internal real-world data (RWD) licensed by GSK. The responsibilities listed below outline the scope of the position. The application of these tasks may vary, based upon evolving business needs. This role will provide you the opportunity to lead key activities to progress your career. Leadership 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? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: MS in a quantitative discipline such as epidemiology, health economics, health services research, health informatics, or biostatistics Minimum 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 Prior team leadership experience, specifically leading a small-to-mid-sized team and managing direct reports Experience and practical knowledge of statistical/analytic software (e.g. SAS, R, IHD) Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills and enjoy finding efficient and innovative solutions to challenging problems Self-reliant with the ability to deliver robust, timely, high-quality analytics Enthusiastic collaborator and enjoy working on a wide range of projects and requests across multiple TAs Fluent in written and spoken English to effectively communicate and able to articulate complex concepts to diverse audiences Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: 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 Minimum 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 Ability to lead, mentor, coach and develop a team Ability to work and interact with matrix partners across the organization Problem-solving skills, ability to address conflicts/issues and make decisions to achieve results Organizational and planning skills Communication skills Why GSK? Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities: Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigor and risk, governance and control, managing ambiguity and paradox. Managing individual performance. Creating a performance culture and driving results, prioritization, execution, delivering performance. Setting strategic direction and leading on-going organizational transformation. Building a resilient organization. Building strong relationships and collaboration in service of common goals, engaging the organization and building trusted external networks for mutual benefit. 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