AbbVie Director, Epidemiology in Lake County, Illinois

Director, Epidemiology

USA, Illinois, Lake County

Research & Development

Requisition #1802198

The director provides epidemiology project leadership and strategic input to benefit-risk assessment of biopharmaceutical products; provides guidance in epidemiology study design, including analysis of claims and electronic medical record data sets; and interpretation of observational studies; and maintains an understanding of US and international safety health authority initiatives and regulations impacting the function of safety science.

Key Responsibilities Includes :

  • Provides leadership for specific products for a team of professionals of grades 18-20 who deal with various aspects of epidemiology and data related to epidemiology.

  • Contributes to the strategy, vision, and processes of the department and PPS.

  • Provides expert epidemiological input into establishing internal standards, processes and policies for the use of observational/epidemiological data and the conduct of observational studies.

  • Provides expert level consultation on epidemiological issues to a variety of stakeholders across Abbvie.

  • Identifies data sources and relevant to safety science in consideration of their scientific value, financial impact,

  • Designs and implements pharmacoepidemiology studies and is responsible for interpretation of study results.

  • Critically reviews relevant publications, manuscripts, draft protocols as needed.

  • Provides input on patient registry design and interpretation of data.

  • Interacts with other functional groups that are responsible for safety evaluations to produce a quality analysis and documentation for regulatory or scientific purposes.

  • Maintains current knowledge of epidemiologic methods, data resources as well as their applications in benefit-risk evaluation, and current health authority initiatives and regulations impacting the function of safety science.

  • PhD in epidemiology or MD/MPH or MD/PhD in epidemiology

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the conduct of epidemiological studies and/or using population based databases

  • At least 3 years in the drug safety environment

  • Preference given to individuals with formal clinical training, proficiency in statistical analysis computing, experience building effective teams, and knowledge of the financial impact of projects.

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