Director Epidemiology, Devices

Our client is a pharmaceutical company. They have asked us to assist them in a search for a Director Epidemiology, Devices.

Major tasks and responsibilities include:
  • Leads and develops strategies for device product epidemiologic support globally via observational research and collaboration with other functions for study coordination, execution and dissemination of results.
  • Provides strategic input with cross-functional team into regulatory interactions, for example notified bodies and health authorities globally.
  • Supports product development, launches, surveillance and other related activities.
  • Oversees development of study protocols, database and other analyses, study reports and dissemination research findings.
  • Oversees observational studies to describe and quantify disease epidemiology and real-world usage, patient exposure, safety and effectiveness of devices.
  • Provides subject matter expertise, guidance and direction to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensures optimal management of cross-functional projects.
  • Identifies potential risks to project objectives.
  • Ensures scientific integrity and cost-effective project delivery.
  • Participates on advisory committee / device panel meeting preparation teams.
  • Develops and maintains excellent relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, qualified vendors/consultants.
  • Builds partnerships with registries, academic partners, and other external entities to advance research initiatives.
  • Keeps up with up-to-date knowledge of industry best practices in epidemiology and risk management.
  • Maintains keen awareness of regulatory requirements globally, initiatives and advances in device epidemiology especially for the US and EU regions.
  • Oversees critical appraisal and synthesis of relevant epidemiologic literature.
  • Manages direct report(s).

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
  • A PhD or equivalent in epidemiology or related degree with relevant experience as an epidemiologist is required.
  • Must have a minimum of 5+ years of experience in a pharmaceutical company or a CRO with robust device experience including leading FDA mandated long-term studies.
  • Requires excellent methodological and analytic skills that are
  • Must have excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to adjust to changing priorities is required.
  • Must be able to navigate and work successfully within a matrix environment.

If interested, please apply directly to this job posting. No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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