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Job Title: Epidemiology Forecasting Research Consultant
Job Number: 080217
Organization: SimulStat Inc.
Posted: 8/2/2017
Type: Contract
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Public/Private For Profit
Number of Openings: 1
Location: San Diego,  CA    USA
Position Description: Summary of Responsibilities

• Conducts epidemiologic research to support Level 1 - Level 3 forecasts for pipeline products and forecasts for potential in-licensing products • Make significant contributions to the scientific direction of a product and/or specific projects • Demonstrates creativity and independent thought in applying technical solutions to derivation of epidemiologic inputs to product forecasts

About this role: • Role within the Data & Analytic Center (DAC) of the Center for Observational Research (CfOR) • Recognized as a scientific contributor • First or contributing author on internal reports that enhance the company’s mission • Contributes to or leads papers for submission to peer reviewed journals Reports to: • DAC Program Area Lead, or CfOR Director Responsible for: • Conducting research to the highest standards of the profession • Aligning research with global and/or regional product team strategies • Participating in initiatives to improve processes/capabilities within CfOR

Key Activities • Responsible for conducting high- quality research to support development of addressable population forecasts • Defends the methods, data sources, and inputs into addressable population forecasts • Explains differences in disease state epidemiology and treatment landscapes across key countries • Develops deep understanding of commercial product strategy to help shape patient research and analysis • Helps shape scenarios around evolving treatment landscapes in the market • Contributes to ‘lessons learned’ discussions post-product launch • Promotes epidemiologic awareness within Global Marketing (Global Marketing Lead, Forecasting Director, Forecasting Manager) • Promotes understanding within CfOR of commercial implications to R&D activities • Communicates significant scientific information to a variety of audiences • Contributes to a CfOR therapeutic area • Sets annual product-specific and personal goals • Provides input into CfOR department meetings

Key Deliverables • Epi inputs for inclusion in Commercial forecasts • Contributions to research protocols • Summary of analyses conducted and supporting rationale for recommended forecast, including analysis of confidence level in forecast • Internal study reports and presentations • Annual goals • Contribution to department policies and SOPs

Qualifications: PhD candidates preferred, will consider MPH candidates with relevant/hand on experience. Qualifications • Master’s or doctoral degree in epidemiology or other health science, economics, mathematics, statistics or business administration Experience • Analysis of epidemiology studies within pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting • Expertise with advanced spreadsheets and modelling software • 3 to 5 years experience • Understanding of drug development (Pre-clinical, Early Development, and/or Clinical Development) • Project planning and management • Communication of scientific information (written and oral) • Regional project experience • Working in teams Knowledge • Epidemiology methodology and applications within Drug Development • Drug development process and operations • Epidemiological databases • Forecasting processes

Key Competencies • Technical expertise in data analysis and modeling • Oral and written communication/presentation skills • Team work • Project leadership

Organization Description: leading pharmaceutical client out of Western Time Zone

Closing Date: 11/2/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Alicia Henderson,  Epidemiology Forecasting Research Consultant
Contact Location: 4370 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 400
San Diego   CA  92122
United States
Contact Location: 4370 La Jolla Village Drive
  Suite 400
  San Diego   CA  92122
  United States
Contact Phone: 858-869-1371 
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How to Apply: please send MS word format resumes to

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