Senior Epidemiology Manager

Northbrook, Illinois
May 13, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas!

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at .

This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas' Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.

Purpose and Scope:

Responsible for epidemiology activities and support in different therapeutic areas. Identifies the epidemiological needs of projects, develops and implements plans from pre through post marketing phases. Responsible for developing and implementing PE methodology to issues of drug safety and risk management.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans, monitors, and analyzes PE studies associated with products in development and those already on the market in collaboration with other key project stakeholders.

  • Provides PE data to Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Teams to support analyses and interpretation of safety data gathered from internal and external sources.

  • Collaborates with Risk Management to develop and manage product specific pre- and post-approval risk management strategies.

  • Assists project teams in the planning of clinical trials utilizing epidemiologic expertise in studies concerning specific population or disease characteristics.

Quantitative Dimensions:

Supports the effectiveness of Astellas sponsored clinical trials and post-marketing studies managed with centrally or by an affiliate.

Organizational Context:

  • Reports directly to the Executive Director, Epidemiology/Signals.

  • Interacts with peers and Team Leads in other GSS and GPV functions.

  • Operates within the GD and GMD matrix environment and global landscape.

  • Works with cross functional product teams.



  • MPH or PhD in Epidemiology, Health Services Research, or related field.

  • At least 5 years of pharmaceutical experience.

  • Ability to work in team and matrix environment.

  • Global mindset, analytical skills, and flexibility are essential for this position.

  • Experience in working with linked databases.

  • Track record of applying creative and strategic perspective to problem solving.


Work experience in a global environment.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program


Category Pharmacovigilance

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans