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They are looking for collaborative and innovative team members who will help them significantly transform their ability to understand diseases across all stages of drug development and help accelerate their ability to bring breakthroughs that impact patients’ lives. The Director, Epidemiologic Data Science will re-imagine and develop a transformative, data-enabled approach to provide stronger contextualization around diseases and move their teams beyond the limited disease definitions and understanding they have today. By developing a comprehensive scientific and clinical foundation for every disease, their goal is to ultimately inform the generation of regulatory-grade real-world evidence to support further disease studies and accelerate bringing new medicines to patients. The Epidemiologic Data Scientist will need to be a creative and resourceful problem solver with expertise in epidemiology, data science, real-world data, and regulatory pathways. They will also need a managerial and product development skill set, helping create a centralized resource to provide contextualization of their diseases across Pfizer.

Role Responsibilities

  • Develop new capabilities and products to bring a better understanding of disease to drug research and development pathways
  • Understand regulatory grade real-world data landscape to provide tailored data for studies. Lead and support meetings and engagements with industry, academic organizations, and registries to support evaluation of RWD collaborations
  • Enable the organization to identify opportunities and create pathways for developing regulatory grade real-world data
  • Propose and create components of Epidemiology deliverables for development and product teams, including:
  • Epidemiology and regulatory-grade RWD Research Strategy
  • Epidemiology Section of the Risk Management Plan (RMP) and Pediatric Investigational Plan (PIP)
  • Epidemiology sections for other regulatory documents (e.g. ad-hoc regulatory requests)
  • Background epidemiology studies, the natural history of disease studies and user characterization studies
  • Post-approval effectiveness studies and their feasibility assessments
  • Other epidemiology studies (e.g. special sub-populations, new indications)
  • Provide critical assessment of epidemiological data and relevant literature and succinctly summarize for stakeholders
  • Manage epidemiological work with an external vendor for complex literature review and regulatory submissions deliverables

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D./MPH/MS in Epidemiology, Data Science, Computer Science, Informatics, or related discipline or relevant work experience.
  • 3+ years in developing epidemiological studies and researching the natural history of the disease in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and/or regulatory agencies
  • 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.
  • Experience working with real-world data (RWD), including Electronic Medical Record (EMR), claims, genomic, and surveys.
  • Understanding of public and private epidemiologic or real-world data resources and databases
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work cross-functionally and collaborate with internal stakeholders and shared services customers
  • Self-starter with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment. Must be highly motivated and desire to constantly learn new skills, systems, and processes as continuous innovation and problem-solving are expected.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with rapid real-world data analytical platforms
  • Experience supporting a range of therapeutic areas or deep expertise in one or more of the following: Rare Diseases, I&I, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Vaccines
  • Experience building innovative solutions in a large corporation or startup environment

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Other Job Details:

  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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