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Real-World Evidence Scientific Lead

Multiple Locations Permanent Date posted 10/07/2024
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Job title: Real World Evidence Scientific Lead - Autoimmune Diabetes

Location: Netherlands / Belgium preferred - Other European locations considered

This job offer is accessible to all, regardless of gender.

About the job

We are an innovative global healthcare company with a focus on immunology that extends to innovation in diabetes and transplant medicine. Across different countries, our talented teams are determined to deliver a best-in-class customer experience using the best of digital, artificial intelligence and personal know-how. With a focus on immunology that extends to innovation in diabetes and transplant medicines, we pursue progress to make a real impact on millions of patients around the world.

Our Team:

The Real-World Data & Evidence Science (RWD&ES) team, in General Medicines Medical, serves as an end-to-end strategy and execution partner to solve business problems using real-world data. We partner with cross functional partners to lead end-to-end the planning and execution of real-world evidence (RWE) strategies.

Main responsibilities:

The Real-World Evidence (RWE) Scientific Lead is an essential scientific position responsible for managing the implementation of cutting-edge, effective, and efficient real world evidence strategy for the development of autoimmune type 1 diabetes (aT1D). 

As such, you are responsible for the end-to-end high quality execution of real-world studies, working in close partnership with the global RWE Strategy aT1D Lead and internal and external cross functional collaborators

Your main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Partner with the Real-World Evidence Strategy AT1D Lead to deliver the value of RWE for the registration, pre-launch and peri-launch of teplizumab in autoimmune type 1 diabetes.

  • Manage the end-to-end planning, execution and communication of specific research studies, ensuring that deliverables are on time, within budget, to specification and of high scientific rigor that demonstrates commitment to quality.

  • Deliver strategic scientific input in all stages of RWE study conceptualization through study closure, including study design, cohort construction, protocol & statistical analysis plan development, study operations, data analysis, results interpretation and clinical study report development.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders and relevant internal and external scientific experts based on specific needs of individual RWE studies to ensure that the real-world data and RWE generation is fit-for-purpose to the intended use, whether for regulatory, market access or clinical use.

  • Serve as methodological expert in the design and execution of real-world study plans to address critical evidence generation gaps as well as in-house study methodology expert leveraging opportunities to use innovative RWE study designs and analytics to deliver on critical needs.

  • Identify and validate external fit-for-purpose data sources, associated institutions and/or organizations, in collaboration with other members of the RWD&ES team.

  • Manage the development of budgets for RWE studies in collaboration with relevant internal and external stakeholders, including RWE Operations, Sanofi Global Hub and/or vendors as appropriate, to support the annual strategic and budget planning process and periodic updates.

  • Maintain timely communication and close alignment with team members, partners and stakeholders to ensure clear and timely visibility the evidence strategy, study progress and anticipation of challenges and risk mitigation.

  • Accountable for supporting GenMed medical gaps within the Global Integrated Evidence Generation Plans (IEGP)

About you

You are a self-starter who brings your energy, expertise and experience as well as takes an entrepreneurial approach to solving problems, have a growth mindset and are passionate about unleashing the power of real-world data with data science to improve health.


  • Advanced degree in pharmaco-epidemiology, biostatistics, or Health Outcomes (PhD preferred). Education in business is a plus.

  • Minimum 7 years in real-world evidence (RWE) generation for pharmaceutical industry with end to end leadership experience

  • Strong publication track record in relevant journals.

  • Experience across therapeutic areas, including transplant, diabetes, and cardiovascular.

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to influence and motivate teams as well as senior leaders.

  • Strategic thinking for innovative evidence generation.

  • Urgency, ownership, and proactive attitude.

Technical Skills:

  • Expertise in pharmacoepidemiology, HEOR, and RWE study design.

  • Working with routinely collected healthcare data.

  • End-to-end project management for real-world studies.

  • Understanding of commercial strategy.

  • Fluent English is mandatory, a second European language is appreciated.

Why choose us?

  • Play an instrumental part in transforming our business and the way we engage with our customers to reverse the rapid global growth of chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cGVHD in transplant.
  • Bring the miracles of science to life alongside a supportive, future-focused team.
  • Discover endless opportunities to grow your talent and drive your career, whether it’s through a promotion or lateral move, at home or internationally.

  • Enjoy a thoughtful, well-crafted rewards package that recognizes your contribution and amplifies your impact.

  • Take good care of yourself and your family, with a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits including high-quality healthcare, prevention, and wellness programs and at least 14 weeks’ gender-neutral parental leave.

We are the team at the forefront of unlocking value from real-world data and translating data into insights and evidence to better understand patient needs, change the practice of medicine, inform regulatory and access decision-making and ultimately improve health outcomes.” 

Enkeleida Nikai, Global Head of Real-World Data & Evidence Science, General Medicines

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