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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 at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Immunology Therapeutic Area (TA) Head in Global Epidemiology, the Director serves as the Epidemiology Asset Strategy Lead for one or more assets in the AbbVie immunology portfolio; provides epidemiology project leadership and strategic input to the benefit-risk assessment of biopharmaceutical products; leads epidemiology study design, including analysis of real-world data sources, independently or with additional support; 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 function’s RWE strategy plan for evidence that proactively supports assets in AbbVie’s immunology portfolio throughout the product lifecycle.
• Collaborate with key stakeholders and cross-functional partners (Development, Safety, Regulatory Affairs, HEOR, Medical Affairs, Precision/Molecular Medicine, and Genetics Research Center) to propose and execute on epidemiology and RWE studies that support key asset strategy needs.
• Lead or manage other staff 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.
• Evaluate potential data sources and their applicability (fit for purpose) for RWE generation to address different epidemiologic study questions of interest in support of AbbVie immunology 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.
• Author or serve as internal departmental reviewer for relevant epidemiology sections of regulatory submissions – ODDs, CSRs, RMPs, DSURs, PSURs, PSPs, and PIPs.

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


Required Qualifications:
• PhD or MD/PhD in epidemiology or related discipline
• 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/outcomes research)

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

Preferred Qualifications:
• Epidemiology experience within Immunology therapeutic area strongly preferred
• Experienced in independently developing and leading strategic plans for asset-focused epidemiology and real world observational studies
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and executive presence in cross-functional settings

Additional Information

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

• The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.​
• We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.​
• This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs. ​
• This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs​

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s 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
North Chicago IL United States


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