Real World Data Scientist, Personalized Healthcare

South San Francisco, California
United States

Job ID: 3476353220

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The Position

Basic Function:
The RWD Scientist partners with RWD Analysts, and scientists in clinical, safety, biostatistics, regulatory, medical affairs, and MORSE to generate RWD evidence to support across the lifecycle of the programs.

The RWD Scientist has the primary strategic and operational responsibilities for the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of RWD studies. The RWD Scientist is typically the lead RWD-S representative on cross-functional study management teams. The RWD Scientist may also provide support to the creation of the clinical development plans and medical plans.

Role Responsibilities:

  • A member of the RWD-S Disease Area Team. Typically a lead RWD scientist on the cross-functional study team for RWD studies. May be a member of a cross-functional team (e.g., Safety).
  • RWD studies: Develop RWD study protocols and analysis plans. Collaborate with external partners (e.g., key opinion leaders, academic institutions, CROs) on design and implementation of RWD studies. Develops analysis specifications in partnership with RWD Analysts. Authors or contributes to study reports, publications, and presentations.
  • Contributes to Regulatory submissions and Health Technology Assessments in collaboration with global and local cross-functional teams.
  • Participates in the Health Authority and HTA meetings.
  • Contributes to the clinical development plans and medical plans under the leadership of senior RWD scientists.
Functional Area
  • Able to explain methodological strengths and work to minimize the impact of limitations of RWD.
  • Maintain knowledge of RWD science methods and their application
  • Maintain knowledge of RWD sources for therapeutic area
  • Participates in RWD-S functional and other cross-functional initiatives

Who You Are


  • Good understanding of private and public real-world data sources
  • Good knowledge and experience in design, implementation and reporting of real-world data studies in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Good knowledge of international regulatory and ICH GCP guidelines.
  • Understands and applies business requirements and processes
  • Understands and respects cultural differences when interacting with colleagues in the global work place
  • Accomplishes responsibilities with little supervision
  • Good communication and collaborations skills (including interpersonal skills to contribute effectively in cross-functional team settings, ability to influence others without authority, ability to build strong collaborative relationships with scientific and non-scientific partners)
  • Good project management skills (including ability to manage scope and effectively delegate to other functions, staff, contractors, and external vendors)
  • Good strategic ability (including problem-solving and critical thinking skills, ability to drive drug development and patient access strategies, agility that extends beyond RWD expertise)
  • Excellent drive for results (demonstrates interest and ability to learn new things, takes initiative, welcomes problems as challenges; finds solutions to technical problems)
Background/Experience and Education:
  • MSc or PhD in Epidemiology, Outcomes Research, Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics or similar areas of academic discipline.
  • Good knowledge of English in a business environment.
  • Programming experience with SAS or/and other statistical software packages desirable

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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