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Biogen Associate Director Real World Evidence Strategy in Weston, Massachusetts

The primary responsibility of this role is to plan, design and execute Real World Evidence (RWE) studies to develop and demonstrate the value of Biogen’s marketed and pipeline products to payers and clinicians.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of scientific experts across multiple therapeutic areas to coordinate RWE generation activities with a primary focus on providing support for reimbursement and market access activities, partnering cross-functionally with Value & Access (Commercial), World Wide Medical, and Market Access and Reimbursement affiliates.

  • Design, implement and interpret innovative, scientifically robust retrospective database studies (claims, EMRs, registry data etc.), chart review studies, prospective observational research and other types of RWE studies to support drug value proposition.

  • Design, execute and interpret rigorous systematic and pragmatic literature reviews across a variety of therapeutic areas to enable development of robust RWE studies, economic models, value dossiers and internal knowledge repositories.

  • Manage internal teams of statisticians/programmers and other experts, external vendors as needed, and/or research collaborations with Providers or Payers to deliver on research needs.

  • Participate in internal strategy meetings with cross-functional partners to prioritize needs, develop efficient study designs to meet business needs and periodically report on progress to executives.

  • Use feedback from internal customers to continually develop internal resources and tools in collaboration with the head of RWE Strategy and head of ALIGN.

  • Plan, develop and present study results through conference presentations and peer-reviewed manuscripts.

  • Proactively monitor and maintain knowledge of global evidence requirements, state-of-the-art RWE research design and the ever-changing landscape of available RWE sources to guide strategic and tactical oversight within Biogen by using innovative, scientifically robust approaches.

  • Partner with MERI colleagues on innovation and customer centric service through identification and delivery of innovative opportunities for building the value of in-market (new indication/indication expansion) and pipeline products.

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  • Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in epidemiology, public health, HEOR, biostatistics or related field

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with a variety of real-world data sources and observational research study design/execution in biotech/pharmaceuticals, consulting or academia.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix reporting structure (6+ years).

  • Thorough understanding of research methods, health outcomes research and health economic evaluations and related disciplines.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate within a large organization

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and management capabilities

  • Independent and able to solve complex and challenging problems using innovative strategies

Location

Cambridge, MA or Weston, MA

The primary responsibility of this role is to plan, design and execute Real World Evidence (RWE) studies to develop and demonstrate the value of Biogen’s marketed and pipeline products to payers and clinicians.

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