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Director I/II, Epidemiology - Oncology

North Chicago, IL
Start date
Jun 4, 2024

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Science/R&D, Oncology, Epidemiology
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us Follow @abbvie onTwitter,Facebook,Instagram,YouTubeandLinkedIn.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Oncology Therapeutic Area (TA) Head in Global Epidemiology, the Director serves as the Epidemiology Asset Strategy Lead for one or more assets in the AbbVie oncology portfolio; provides epidemiology project leadership and strategic input to the benefit-risk assessment of biopharmaceutical products; provides guidance in epidemiology study design, including analysis of real-world data sources; interpretation of real-world evidence; and maintains an understanding of US and international health authority initiatives and regulations impacting the functions of regulatory science and pharmacovigilance, as applicable to RWD/RWE.


Represent Global Epidemiology on cross-functional, matrix sub-teams of overall asset development teams.

As the Global Epidemiology Asset Strategy Lead, develop and execute the functions RWE strategy plan to evidence that proactively support assets in AbbVies oncology portfolio throughout the product lifecycle.

Maintain clear communication channels with key stakeholders and partners (Development, Safety, Regulatory Affairs, HEOR, Medical Affairs, Precision/Molecular Medicine, and Genetics Research Center) to ensure team resources are focused on critical asset support and related initiatives.

Lead or manage more junior staff within the Department in the conduct of research planning and non-interventional study execution, including protocol and SAP development, cross-functional alignment, and delivery of final results/study report and peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Represent the company's position to regulatory authorities in written and verbal communications for regulatory-grade real-world evidence in support of company filings.

Author or serve as internal departmental reviewer for relevant epidemiology sections of regulatory submissions ODDs, CSRs, RMPs, DSURs, PSURs, PSPs, and PIPs.

In collaboration with the Oncology TA Head, evaluate potential data sources and their applicability (fit for purpose) for real-world evidence generation to address different epidemiologic study questions of interest in support of AbbVie oncology drug development.

Maintain current knowledge of principled pharmacoepidemiologic methods, RWD sources and their applications to benefit-risk evaluation, as well as current health authority initiatives and regulations impacting the functions of pharmacovigilance and regulatory science as applicable to RWD/RWE.

Author and disseminate scientific communications and research articles via presentations at professional conferences and publication in the medical peer-reviewed literature.

Significant Work Activities

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hr day) is required

Frequent to continuous computer usage (greater or equal to 50% of the workday) is required


PhD in epidemiology or MD/MPH or MD/PhD in epidemiology

Epidemiology experience within Oncology therapeutic area strongly preferred.

Minimum of 5 years (Director I) to 6 years (Director II) of experience in the conduct of epidemiological studies and/or using observational (real-world) data sources

At least 3 years (Director I) to 4 years (Director II) in the pharmaceutical industry (pharmacoepidemiology or drug safety environment.

Level of the role will be determined based on candidate experience level

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state orlocal law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Companybelieves ingood faith it will pay for this role at the timeof this posting based on the job grade for this position.Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, andwemay ultimatelypay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in thefuture.

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick),medical/dental/visioninsurance and 401(k) to eligibleemployees.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentiveprograms.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentiveprograms

Note: No amount of payis considered to bewages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, anddeterminable.The amount and availability of any bonus,commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form ofcompensation and benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole andabsolutediscretion unless and until paid andmay be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent withapplicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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1 North Waukegan Road
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