RWE Head of Biostatistics and Analytic Lead

Real-World Evidence Marlow, UK

You will love this role if you:

  • Want to take a leadership role in an exciting new global team
  • Are passionate about working in partnership with the life sciences industry on research that accelerates access to treatments for patients
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic and client-focused consultancy environment
  • Want to work across a broad range of therapeutic areas
  • Have an affinity for the best approach to methodological or statistical challenges
  • Are drawn to mentoring and fostering an environment of knowledge sharing

You will be a success if you:

  • Have documented success in developing and guiding a global RWD analytics team
  • Have a proactive approach to driving efficiency of delivery and quality of analytical deliverables
  • Have driven the strategic direction of RWE consulting business with a focus on methods, team efficiencies and cohesion

As part of the OPEN Health RWE team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:

Business level

  • Serve as a key member of the global RWE CoE leadership team, partnering in setting direction for people and culture, business development and driving changes that enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Collaborate with other global CoE leadership to identify opportunities for methodological and analytical evolution and innovation across both primary and secondary data analytics
  • Lead and drive innovation and efficiency in our data science processes and offerings

Team level

  • Develop and grow the team in methodological and statistics skillset by providing line management and mentoring support across the department on novel analytical methods, commercial study design, high-quality SAP generation and efficient analysis techniques
  • Act as an internal and external thought leader
  • Own the operational excellence of the team

Project & client level

  • Act as internal SME for high profile or high complexity projects
  • Provide expert methodological support for the RWE COE in the design, analysis and interpretation of studies
  • Develop, execute and support the use and mastery of methodologies based on best practices and innovation in RWE delivery
  • Guide strategic consulting to life science industry clients as an expert in methodologies and SAP development and execution
  • Support RFP response and participate in bid proposal and defence as the internal SME

What you’ll bring:

  • Minimum Requirement: Doctoral, or Master's in Science, Health Services Research, Statistics, Epidemiology, Health economics, Outcomes Research or closely related field
  • Minimum 7+ years post PhD or 10+ years post-Master’s degree in the pharmaceutical industry and/or academic experience
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience working in health care consultancy, with demonstrated ability to communicate complex and strategic messages
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience of directly conducting health research
  • Experience in managing globally dispersed team is appreciated

Essential skills:

  • Be a thought leader in the RWE space both internally & externally
  • Motivated and positive with a “can do” attitude
  • Creative and solution focused
  • A strong leader to drive and develop the team
  • Strategic thinker with an ability to identify new and innovative solutions and make appropriate recommendations for development and improvement of processes

What we offer:

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in the UK. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.
We have an extensive benefits package that includes:

  • A total of 29 days holidays – 25 plus an additional 3 at our Christmas shutdown plus your birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
  • 4 pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes

Reasons to join OPEN Health

People are at the heart of our business. Without our incredibly talented people we couldn’t offer our clients the world-class service they have come to expect. We know how important it is to support, develop, reward and encourage.

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About OPEN Health

OPEN Health brings together deep scientific knowledge, global understanding and broad specialist expertise to support our clients in improving health outcomes and patient wellbeing.

We are united as one flexible organization, harnessing the power of the collective to solve complex challenges. Our global team of experts — many with PhDs and PharmDs — work strategically alongside our client partners in Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), Market Access and Commercial teams across a wide range of therapy areas.

OPEN Health: Established as many. United as one.

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