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PPD Senior Research Associate - Data Analytics in Waltham, Massachusetts


*We are looking to fill this role in Europe or the US

Position Overview:

The Senior Research Associate will bear scientific responsibility for the design and implementation of selected retrospective, prospective, and/or cross-sectional observational studies under oversight of more senior staff. The main focus of the research studies will be retrospective analysis of large European databases, exploring outcomes such as those listed in bullets above.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • In some client engagements, serve as Principal Investigator, with final responsibilities for project budget, deliverables and timelines

  • Provide scientific guidance/consultation on scientific and logistical considerations of study design and conduct

  • Draft project deliverables (e.g., protocols, analysis plans, reports,) for senior review, and draft abstracts and manuscripts as lead or co-author

  • Contribute to the growth of Evidera through business development activities, including proposal development, participation in the sales cycle, conference attendance, and presentations

  • Support other organizational activities as needed (e.g. supervise and/or mentor junior staff; closely collaborate with other business units; contribute to development of training materials and process improvements)

  • Interact directly with sponsors and vendor

  • Travel (national and international travel) is expected

    Education, Professional Skills & Experience:

  • PhD or MSc with significant related experience

  • Applied experienced in quantitative methods in epidemiology with a focus on data analysis using real-world observational data (e.g. claims data, electronic medical records)

  • Experience with European databases

  • Good understanding of relevant methodology and statistics

  • Previous experience in consultancy environment highly desirable

  • Working knowledge of data analysis software (e.g., SAS, Stata, R) and MS Office software

  • Experience presenting ideas to individuals and groups in a formal presentation setting

  • Able to analyze complex issues and evidence, identify cause-effect relationships, and generate effective solutions

  • Delivers a positive internal/external client experience; listens and understand the client's needs, and recommends solutions

  • Demonstrates sound professional judgment in analyzing, responding to, and resolving enquiries, issues and escalations.

    Personal Skills & Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and document information effectively in written English, including the ability to produce reports, documents, emails and other written pieces which are well-organized, free from errors, and are appropriately adjusted to the characteristics and needs of the audience.

  • Strong organizational, time-management, prioritization and decision-making skills necessary to evaluate, plan and accomplish multiple work goals in a timely fashion.

  • Able to quickly learn and apply new information, skills and procedures.

  • Proactive and positive approach to tasks and projects, as well as resilience when encountering process, project, budget or client changes that are inherent in the consulting environment.

  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to quickly develop and sustain positive rapport with internal and external contacts in person, over the phone and by email.

    About Evidera:

    Evidera is a business within in Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) a leading global contract research organization (CRO), and a is a preeminent provider of evidence-based solutions. We provide integrated scientific expertise and global operational capabilities to help clients generate the evidence needed to optimize the market access and commercial potential of products.


    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, with clear opportunities for growth and career progression. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects with some of the industry’s leading researchers. Our offices boast a fun and collaborative working environment, frequent social events and a robust support system. We are committed to providing training and professional development, with ample opportunity to advance, for all our staff.

    Evidera’s Core Competencies:

  • Customer Focus

  • Initiative

  • Teamwork

  • Problem Solving/Judgment

  • Accountability

    If you resonate with our core competencies and want to contribute to research and consulting services driven by world-class science and thought leadership, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.

    Evidera, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetics, sexual orientation, gender preference, disability, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.