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Real World Data Scientist

Roche AG

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Real World Data Scientist

Real World Data Scientist

Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel

The RWD Scientist partners with RWD Analysts, and scientists in clinical, safety, biostatistics, regulatory, medical affairs, and MORSE to generate RWD evidence to support across the lifecycle of the programs. The RWD Scientist has the primary strategic and operational responsibilities for RWD components of studies at every life-cycle stage of the molecule. The RWD Scientist is typically the lead RWD-S representative on cross-functional study management teams. The RWD Scientist may also provide support to the creation of the clinical development plans and medical plans.


Role Responsibilities:

  • A member of the RWD-S Disease Area Team. Typically a lead RWD scientist on the cross-functional study team for RWD studies. May be a member of a cross-functional team (e.g.,Safety)
  • Contributes to team decision-making, generates new ideas/approaches and identifies opportunities to implement them, and provides input to clinical development plans and medical plans under the leadership of senior RWD scientists/line management
  • RWD studies: Develop RWD study protocols and analysis plans which accurately address molecule strategic context. Collaborate with external partners (e.g., key opinion leaders, academic institutions, CROs) on design and implementation of RWD studies. Develops analysis specifications in partnership with RWD Analysts. Authors or contributes to study reports, publications, and presentations
  • Contributes to Regulatory submissions and Health Technology Assessments in collaboration with global and local cross-functional teams
  • Participates in the Health Authority and HTA meetings
  • Effectively communicates globally, and proactively shares lessons learned and best practices within the function and teams
  • Able to explain methodological strengths and work to minimize the impact of limitations of RWD

  • Maintain knowledge of RWD science methods and their application

  • Maintain knowledge of RWD sources for therapeutic area

  • Participates in RWD-S functional and other cross-functional initiatives

  • Who you are
    You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.


    • Good understanding of private and public real-world data sources
    • Good knowledge and experience in design, implementation and reporting of real-world data studies in the pharmaceutical industry
    • Good knowledge of international regulatory and ICH GCP guidelines
    • Understands and applies business requirements and processes
    • Understands and respects cultural differences when interacting with colleagues in the global work place
    • Accomplishes responsibilities with little supervision
    • Good communication and collaboration skills (including interpersonal skills to contribute effectively in cross-functional team settings, ability to influence peers without authority, ability to build strong collaborative relationships with scientific and non-scientific partners, earns trust)
    • Good project management skills (including ability to manage scope and effectively delegate to other functions, staff, contractors, and external vendors)
    • Good strategic ability (including problem-solving and critical thinking skills, ability to drive drug development and patient access strategies, agility that extends beyond RWD expertise)
    • Excellent drive to achieve goals and results in a timely manner (demonstrates interest and ability to learn new things, takes initiative, welcomes problems as challenges, contributes suggestions and ideas to support goals; finds solutions to technical problems)


    Background/Experience and Education

    • MSc or PhD in Epidemiology, Outcomes Research, Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics or similar areas of academic discipline
    • Good knowledge of English in a business environment
    • Programming experience with SAS or/and other statistical software packages desirable
  • Who we are
    Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 8,500 people from approximately 90 countries work in Basel, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. Read more.

    Roche is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Job facts
    • Location Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel
    • Function Development
    • Subfunction Biometrics / Biostatistics
    • Schedule Full-time
    • Job level Individual Contributor
    • Job type Regular Employee
    • Division Roche Pharmaceuticals
    • Date 2016/11/13
    • Job-ID 3247377717
  • Get in touch
    Mathieu Vetter Phone: +41 61 688 41 00