Director, Epidemiology

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, Illinois, USA
Posted
Mar 26, 2018
Ref
1802198
Discipline
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
The director provides epidemiology project leadership and strategic input to benefit-risk assessment of biopharmaceutical products; provides guidance in epidemiology study design, including analysis of claims and electronic medical record data sets; and interpretation of observational studies; and maintains an understanding of US and international safety health authority initiatives and regulations impacting the function of safety science.

Key Responsibilities Includes :
  • Provides leadership for specific products for a team of professionals of grades 18-20 who deal with various aspects of epidemiology and data related to epidemiology.
  • Contributes to the strategy, vision, and processes of the department and PPS.
  • Provides expert epidemiological input into establishing internal standards, processes and policies for the use of observational/epidemiological data and the conduct of observational studies.
  • Provides expert level consultation on epidemiological issues to a variety of stakeholders across Abbvie.
  • Identifies data sources and relevant to safety science in consideration of their scientific value, financial impact,
  • Designs and implements pharmacoepidemiology studies and is responsible for interpretation of study results.
  • Critically reviews relevant publications, manuscripts, draft protocols as needed.
  • Provides input on patient registry design and interpretation of data.
  • Interacts with other functional groups that are responsible for safety evaluations to produce a quality analysis and documentation for regulatory or scientific purposes.
  • Maintains current knowledge of epidemiologic methods, data resources as well as their applications in benefit-risk evaluation, and current health authority initiatives and regulations impacting the function of safety science.

Qualifications:
  • PhD in epidemiology or MD/MPH or MD/PhD in epidemiology
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the conduct of epidemiological studies and/or using population based databases
  • At least 3 years in the drug safety environment
  • Preference given to individuals with formal clinical training, proficiency in statistical analysis computing, experience building effective teams, and knowledge of the financial impact of projects.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled