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Associate Director - Epidemiology - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom,

Associate Director Epidemiology Job Location: Cambridge + Remote Rate: £725/day Contract: 12 months

Your new company
Our client is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines. Operating in over 100 countries, their innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. Due to high business demands, our client is looking for an experienced Associate Director - Epidemiology.

Your new job
Main Duties and Responsibilities
As an Associate Director, Epidemiology you'll play a pivotal role in channelling our client's scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. GPPS (Global Product and Portfolio Strategy) bridges science and commercial, integrating corporate, portfolio, therapy areas and product strategies, providing strategic direction from early-stage research through to commercialisation.

Specific duties and major responsibilities include the following:
Support drug discovery and development as well as commercialisation of pharmaceuticals
Critical appraisal and synthesis of relevant epidemiological literature; design, initiation, management, conduct, analysis and reporting of epidemiological studies, including observational and interventional skills
Development of medical evidence plans to fill critical knowledge gaps, including support to specialised areas (eg, biomarker development, disease modelling and health economics)
Interact with internal and external customers to ensure appropriate communication of results to stakeholders, including providing epidemiological support for responses posed by regulatory authorities.
Perform research on secondary data (eg electronic healthcare databases) either internally or through collaboration with external research and academic groups
Support safety and clinical objectives
Work closely with commercial partners to maximise the potential the products and ensure support for appropriate target claims and messages
Develop, coordinate and execute cutting-edge, effective and efficient epidemiology strategy for drug and enablement projects at a global level

What you'll need to succeed
Essential Requirements
Ph.D. or equivalent in epidemiology or related health science field and solid experience in the health care environment. Alternatively, an MSc or MPH with extensive knowledge in the health care environment.
Experience in the pharmaceutical industry or in closely related academic epidemiological research
Experience managing complex medical evidence plans
Sustained productivity in epidemiological research as manifested by successful design, execution and publication of original epidemiological research relevant to drug discovery and development (eg drug safety) or commercialisation in peer-reviewed journal
Experience in utilizing secondary data and conducting primary data collection studies
Emerging recognition by the external scientific communities as an expert in the application of epidemiology to areas relevant to drug development and commercialisation
Sustained record of epidemiological productivity at a strategic as well as an operational level
Able to effectively engage and consult with recognized key external scientific experts
Good therapeutic and disease area knowledge and knowledge of drug development and life cycle management
Excellent understanding of overall business strategy and its link to the various disease areas
Familiarity with relevant regional and international regulatory requirements

What you'll get in return
So what's in it for you? Well, you get the opportunity to work on a high-profile project for a globally recognised Biopharmaceutical company, on a generous rate. Furthermore, you can enhance your skills and be directly involved in a high-profile project.

What you need to do now
If you feel this is something that you would be interested in, please apply and get in touch with our specialist recruiter, Harwinder Sodhi.

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