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f Director of Epidemiology

Life, Physical, and Social Science



Full Time


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Company Description At Biogen, we offer a workplace that is unique, connected, resilient and impactful. Our purpose to find cures for rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry. We are connected as a team by this shared purpose, the pride we have in our work, and the inspiration we obtain from the lives we’re changing. We are resilient as we overcome obstacles, following the science to deliver for our patients. Most of all, our work allows us to have an impact. An impact on our patients’ lives and on changing the course of medicine. Job Description About this role: As a Director in Epidemiology, you will work within a dedicated epidemiology team housed in the Analytics and Data Sciences (ADS) organization to provide expert epidemiologic support to stakeholders across the company. What You’ll Do Manage and work with a small team of epidemiologists whose duties include the design of registries/observational studies for disease understanding and post-market safety surveillance, incidence/prevalence estimation, evaluation of safety signals, and critical review of epidemiologic literature Interact directly with drug development and post-market program teams to provide strategic insights and concrete deliverables to aid in decision making, advance the program, and meet regulatory requirements Report to the Head, Epidemiology within ADS and will serve on the Epidemiology Leadership Team. Qualifications Required Skills: PhD or ScD (Doctorate in Science) in epidemiology 5+ years relevant post-doctoral research experience, including at least 3 years in a pharmaceutical/biotech company or contract research organization as a pharmacoepidemiologist/epidemiologist (relevant research experience includes research in the areas of disease-based epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, or patient-reported outcomes research Demonstrated management skills; ability to manage the work of PhD- and MPH-level epidemiologists Excellent methodological skills and data analytics as applied to research epidemiology Expertise in epidemiologic critique & synthesis of epidemiologic literature Expertise in the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation, and communication of observational studies Experience using longitudinal national databases (e.g. NCHS), large claims databases, or electronic medical records (e.g. Optum EHR, CPRD) for epidemiologic research Ability to resourcefully provide estimates of incidence and prevalence of health conditions, disease progression and disease-specific risk factors Working knowledge of regulatory principles applicable to safety surveillance and pharmacoepidemiology Experience with development and/or preparation of post-marketing regulatory reports (e.g., PSUR, RMP) Knowledge of questionnaire and case report form design (including PRO/HRQoL) Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team setting and employ a team approach to decision making Additional Information Why Biogen? Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients’ lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.