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Associate Director, Real-World Data Programmer

Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

As an member of the CDS-RWE Analytics group, the RWD Analyst reports directly Head of RWE Analytics and is responsible for the design and conduct of statistical analyses of RWD to assess the value of Gilead therapies and perform data visualization and QCs TFLs to communicate results to internal stakeholders with Gilead Sciences. The RWD Analyst will align with the MAR Therapeutic Area (TA)-aligned Lead to conduct timely, relevant and rigorous analysis of RWD to address critical research questions, as well as collaborate with CDS to develop, refine, and scale data management and analytic procedures, systems, workflows, best practices, and other issues.Key Responsibilities

  • Utilise internal databases such as electronic medical records, charts, health claims, the patient reported outcomes, registries and publicly available data to execute inhouse analytical projects, data mining, secondary data analysis, and digital solutions support
  • QC programming for descriptive and complex studies using RWD.
  • Conduct analyses and develop specifications for descriptive and complex statistics in studies using RWD.
  • Write the statistical analysis plan (SAP) for descriptive and complex studies using RWD, including from internal Gilead-sponsored prospective cohort studies, claims, charge master and EHR in collaboration with MAR TA lead
  • Understand methods and programming to support Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) analyses, as well as analyses of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) or other patient outcome data
  • Develop and QC TFLs for protocols/reports/manuscripts from RWE research conducted to assess the value of Gilead therapies using RWD (e.g. claims and EHR)
  • Work with MAR researchers to generate code lists for new measures in RWD
  • Perform programming, testing, mapping, and documentation of RWD projects to meet business needs.
  • Work with Observational study teams to provide technical expertise to ensure RWD specifications and statistical analysis plans are designed with scientific rigour and that appropriate research methods are used to answer the research of business question.
  • Critically review the analytic approach and results on an ongoing basis considering design assumptions and limitations.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of external databases for relevance to the Gilead Sciences and appropriateness for addressing RWD needs.Knowledge, Skills and Experience
    • Master's degree (e.g. MA, MSc, MPH) in Biostatistics, Epidemiology or related discipline, such as Outcomes Research from an accredited institution, with a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant, post-graduation experience.
    • Doctoral level training with a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience is preferred. Direct experience in lieu of academic training is acceptable.
    • Knowledge of real-world data and experience in observational research study design, execution and communication.
    • Strong track record of analysis of a broad range of RWD.
    • Formal training in Programming and demonstrated proficiency in statistical analysis programs commonly used in life sciences (e.g. SAS, R).
    • Understanding of epidemiology or outcomes research and the application of retrospective or prospective studies to generate value evidence.
    • Ability to effectively communicate statistical methodology and analysis results.
    • Ability to work effectively in a constantly changing, diverse, and matrix environment.
    • Knowledge of US secondary data sources required; additional experience with international data sources is preferred.
    • Knowledge and experience in qualitative analysis and data sets (e.g., free-text natural language processing, survey data) is preferred.For jobs in the United States:As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S. employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.---For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster. NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

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