Oncology RWE Scientist Director

Tampa, Florida
Jun 22, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Real World Evidence (RWE) Center of Excellence (CoE) is a rapidly expanding group that provides integrated, end-to-end RWE optimization, education, communication, and maximization of data partnerships’ value within therapeutic areas (TAs) to meet both core and innovative Development, Regulatory and Commercial needs to support breakthroughs to change patients’ lives. Pfizer Oncology strives to advance the frontiers of cancer biology and to translate this knowledge into high-impact medicines for cancer patients. The TA has made landmark contributions to the RWE field, and has engaged with strategic partners to further advance RWE from molecule to marketplace. Within the Global RWE CoE, a dedicated team of RWE experts will support the TA. Reporting to the Oncology RWE Sub-Team Lead, the Oncology RWE Scientist Director will be embedded within an assigned franchise to deliver timely feasibility assessments, real world insights (RWI) and easy-to-understand summary reports by understanding their stakeholders’ objectives and timelines. They will partner with cross-functional teams, RWE Biostatistics, Statistical Programming and other colleagues to develop RWE protocols and generate evidence for publications, contextualization filings, submissions to health authorities and other purposes. The RWE Scientist Director will provide guidance on the most appropriate partner / data for a given problem, and coordinate RWE project execution with appropriate internal and ensure that all RWI / RWE development applies consistent standards, procedures and business rules, versioning rules as treatment guidelines and care pathways evolve. The RWE Scientist Director will work closely with the Oncology RWE Scientist Sub-Team Lead on developing strategic roadmaps with cross-functional teams for their assigned franchise and use tactical plans to identify key RWE external data partnership opportunities. They will oversee data procurement activities (e.g., landscape assessments and due diligence or supporting contract development for external studies). They will act as a mentor / advisor to other junior RWE Scientists, directing their work.


· Support the RWE Scientist Team Lead’s and Breast franchise consolidation of strategies

· Develop tactical plans for the assigned franchise / asset team(s), co-author NIS protocols, apply high quality methods and designs to inform insights and RWE studies, generate credible RWI and high-quality, protocol-driven RWE, and track ROI

· Creates franchise-specific RWE assessment plans and recommend emerging RWE analytical approaches, trends, and tools; escalate high value opportunities to franchise / asset team leads and supervisor

· Proactively identify opportunities to automate analytical reports or design interactive data visualizations, harmonize rules with other analysis teams, and load all deliverables into the Digital RWD knowledge and insights management system. · Drive landscape assessments, new data / tool / partner due diligence assessments based on understanding evolving healthcare, technology and other industries with Customers, RWE Partnerships Managers, Digital RWD Enterprise Enabling Platform, RWE Biostatistics and other colleagues

· Mentor and direct junior RWE Scientists, fellows and/or interns to develop and leverage consistent business rules and best practices

· Document all requests and track progress toward project completion, other metrics and business goals.


· 7+ (with a master’s degree) to 9+ (Bachelor’s degree) years’ experience with a proven successful track record of scientific analysis for Non-Interventional Studies, RWE generation, other research studies or clinical quality improvement studies, with specific experience with a range of real world data such as EHR, medical or pharmacy claims, patient registries, or other data sources

· Ability to critically evaluate analytic results against the literature, subject matter expert feedback or other reliable sources to ensure biological and medical credibility in alignment with cross-functional team strategy / priorities

· Strong experience in communicating in verbal and written form with all levels of personnel with diverse backgrounds

· Ability to work under pressure with a high level of autonomy and motivation

· Quality focused and well organized

· Ability to handle mentorship and oversight of team members, leading them to adapt in a changing digital environment, and to prioritize / execute multiple projects and other tasks, knowing when to escalate issues before they become major problems

· Knowledge of query and analytic languages and technologies (eg, SQL, R, SAS, IHD, Aetion) and of relevant biological and medical data standards (eg, HGNC / Entrez, ICD, CPT)

· Ability to create and interpret data dictionaries, functional and non-functional requirements for data visualization or other tools, and other technical documentation


· The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree with 7+ in RWE analytics or NIS consulting; Health /Nursing / Biomedical Informatics; Public Health, HEOR, Epidemiology, Other Biological Science fields with a substantial quantitative and computational component, other related fields or commensurate professional experience, with at least 3+ years’ experience in oncology

· 5+ years of experience working in real world data analytics or methods / design in healthcare, clinical / translational research, life sciences or similar environments - highly desired

· Specific experience with Oncology priority areas highly desired · Experience using widely-known Oncology specialty datasets

· Knowledge of global HTAs’ / payers’ RWE acceptance, and experience in value based agreements, value based care and similar constructs highly desired

· Knowledge of efficient programming practices and the software development life cycle preferred In addition, Seeking candidates with the following skillsets:

· Data Visualization: passion for and experience in generating easy-to-use, interactive data visualization capabilities (e.g., Tableau) in health and life sciences that, with RWE, can be used to generate hypotheses, support rapid and informed go / no-go decisions, and illustrate patient journeys

· Clinicogenomics: experience in the clinical application of next generation sequence and other biomarker tests and result reports as they pertain to clinical care or research

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Sitting, standing, walking, basic computer and productivity software (eg, spreadsheets, word processing, presentation preparation) skills and ability to perform complex analytical, visualization and results presentation development-related tasks

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Standard working hours expected, but may be required to intermittently work longer hours during periods of high demand. Limited travel to attend key internal business meetings or conferences required.

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

Other Job Details

Last Day to Apply: July 5, 2022

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