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5 Oct 2020

Full-Time RWE Scientist

UCB Biosciences – Posted by UCBdenise Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

About Real-World Evidence (RWE)

The world of drug development is changing; the evolving external environment increases our need to deliver differentiated solutions to specific patient populations, enhance access to those solutions and better demonstrate their value to society.

To achieve this vision, we aim to maximize the value provided by “Real-World Data” (RWD) from the health care system. Thus, we and our external stakeholders will gain a deeper understanding of unmet needs in those patient populations and the realities of current clinical practice.


Your role summary

As the RWE Scientist, you will be responsible for designing and executing global real-world evidence (RWE) projects using real-world data (RWD) to:

  • inform strategic internal decision-making thereby empowering differentiating R&D activities within UCB
  • support external decision-making by key stakeholder groups such as policy makers, payers, and prescribers
  • contribute to the wider epidemiological and medical understanding of specific diseases


You will contribute by:

As a RWE Scientist your responsibilities will be to:

  • Providing input to Global RWE Strategy & Tactical Planning based on request from the RWE Lead Scientist
  • Leading RWE study execution, including study design, analysis specification and protocol development
  • Liaising with RWE Methodologists concerning study design and RWD Specialists concerning choice of data source on an as needed basis
  • Conducting and collaborating with RWE contractors on literature reviews, analytical projects, and report creation
  • Providing RWE Analysts with clarifications concerning protocol implementation
  • Driving interpretation of analysis in collaboration with RWE Lead Scientist & internal stakeholders, and communicating analysis interpretation internally and externally
  • Provide input to RWE publication plans based on request from RWE Lead Scientist and managing internal & external communication including scientific publications on specific RWE projects

Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

You hold a MSc degree in epidemiology, outcomes research or other relevant scientific discipline, ideally a PhD.

You can demonstrate publication record in relevant peer-reviewed scientific and/or clinical journals.


You have built at least 3 years of experience in successfully delivering global and/or local RWE projects (studies using large healthcare databases, prospective observational studies, epidemiology support of drug safety…) from conceptualization to publication within the pharmaceutical industry, or with a recognized expert consultancy, or with an academic center of excellence.


You are trained in the areas of epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, outcomes research, health economics, biostatistics, data science or related fields.

You possess a good background knowledge of industry trends and best practices, specifically related to epidemiology/outcomes research.

You have developed a good knowledge and understanding of applicable regulations in pharmacovigilance and clinical development

You have the ability to solve scientific and technical questions/problems related to the epidemiology and pharmacovigilance environment.

Your expertise in the EU 5 / US healthcare environment allows you to leverage changes in healthcare systems to help plan and drive development of innovative patient access solutions.


Your level of oral/written English is excellent. You have proven ability to write/edit scientific communications (abstracts, poster presentations, podium presentations, manuscripts, etc.), but also to deliver presentations to senior management or industry audiences with a relaxed and proficient presentation style.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: biosciences, epidemiology, pharma, pharmaceutical, and R&D. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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