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Director, Epidemiology (EMEA)

Barselona, Spain | Syneos Health

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Come discover what our 25,000+ employees already know: work here matters everywhere. We’re a growing and evolving biopharmaceutical industry leader, which means you’ll have endless opportunities to work with experts around the world and build the career you’ve dreamed of. 

As a part of the Syneos Health team, you’ll help us deliver results for a rewarding reason – we improve patients’ lives around the world. Because to us, a patient isn’t just a number, they’re our family, friends, and neighbors.

Why Syneos Health

#SyneosHealthLife means we’re committed to our Total Self culture – where everyone can authentically be themselves. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we know every person’s unique contributions make a difference. 

We believe our success is a direct result of the people who are driving it – you! We value your dedication to care for our customers and patients, so we want to focus on taking care of you. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits program encompassing your total health - physical, mental and financial. 

We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives – we’re able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong. 

Director Epidemiology, RWE is responsible for scientific management and oversight of prospective non-interventional clinical studies, observational research studies, and retrospective real world data analysis and evidence generation. Leads study design, provides methodologic expertise, reports results and disseminates study findings under the direction of the study sponsor. Other responsibilities include feasibility assessment, providing business development support for Real World and Late Phase (RWLP), and producing high quality RWE research and raising awareness of RWE.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee the scientific aspects of study start-up and ongoing study management, including but not limited to the development of study protocols and other key study documents (survey, interview guide, case report forms, informed consent form, training materials, statistical analysis plan, study management plans, etc.).

  • Conducts and/or provides critical review and oversight of statistical analyses.

  • Facilitates scientific advisory boards for safety studies and produces scientific study reports/manuscripts/abstracts/posters/presentations.

  • Maintains a strong working understanding of clinical and epidemiological practice guidelines, clinical research models, protocol designs, real-world research development trends, and regulatory expectations for non-interventional and observational research.

  • Provides overall scientific oversight of selected projects, responsible for meeting or exceeding customer expectations for timelines, budgets, quality, and overall satisfaction.

  • Provides strategic input from a scientific perspective as a member of the RWLP team; builds organizational capacity, improvement of scientific and operational processes and real-world research methodologies, and RWLP Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) development and maintenance.

  • Works with RWLP management, business development, and operations personnel to develop and win global business opportunities; provides input into feasibility analysis to determine whether a study of the client’s issue/problem is feasible; proposes the study design; provides input into the proposal and budget; helps to develop and deliver bid defenses and capabilities presentations.

  • Develops abstracts, provides podium presentations, and leads authorship of articles, manuscripts, etc. in industry and peer-reviewed journals to promote Company services.


Qualifications - External

  • Requires advanced degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Health Economics or Public Health; (Masters with 8+ years; Preferred Doctorate with 6+ years);

  • Requires in-depth knowledge of and experience with a variety of study designs; familiarity with post-marketing and late phase study designs as well as relevant guidelines preferred;

  • Requires basic knowledge of statistical programming language(s) (e.g., SAS, R, Python);

  • Excellent communication, presentation, both written and spoken;

  • Must have extensive experience with personal computers and MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);

  • Above average attention to detail, accuracy and organization;

  • Ability to perform several tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines;

  • Strong personal communication and team-oriented skills;

  • Demonstrated leadership and technical skills.

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