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Senior Epidemiologist

Your tasks and responsibilities


The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Epidemiologist, are to: 


  • Define, manage and implement a wide range of observational research activities to support all stages of drug development;
  • Bring epidemiological perspectives, expertise, and recommendations in identification and design of epidemiological observational studies and risk management initiatives and communicate these needs effectively to project and product team members and other relevant stakeholder groups within the company such as Pharmacovigilance, Discovery, Development, Medical Affairs, Regulatory and Health Outcomes;
  • Assist in building and maintaining professional collaboration with external academic and research groups/data sources to access time and cost efficiency as well as appropriate resources for the research questions to be investigated in order to address project/product activities and risk management needs for the company;
  • Identify and assess external data sources (health care databases, patient registries, others) for their utility in addressing scientific questions in observational research;
  • Provide critical review of relevant published medical and epidemiological literature and, when needed, utilize databases directly to answer queries in a timely manner and contribute to scientific publications and presentations on epidemiological observational research activities and studies;
  • Present epidemiologic perspectives and provide recommendations, project plans, risk assessments and Risk Management Plan (RMP) need, etc. and present results and manage scientific exchanges, in professional, company and regulatory interactions for specific projects and marketed products;
  • Network, liaise, and update Safety, Regulatory and other key departments in the evolving requirements and guidances regarding observational research;
  • Develop and support Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Working Procedures.


Domestic Relocation assistance is available for this position


Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • A Life Science/Medical degree with a post-graduate qualification in Epidemiology (M.Sc, M.P.H. or Ph.D.) or a Life Science degree with a Ph.D. in Epidemiology;
  • Epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology experience of five to seven (5-7) years, three (3) of which must have been ideally in industry, a regulatory agency (e.g., EMA or FDA) or a public health/academic institution with strong links to the industry;
  • Understanding of the entire drug development process and life cycle management;
  • Demonstrable ability to design, direct and complete epidemiological observational research projects;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to apply statistical and epidemiological methodology in research projects;
  • Understanding of risk management strategies and risk minimization programs;
  • Strong oral and written skills, including presentations and publications in English and local language;
  • Medical databases, Statistical Analysis System (SAS), Excel and other computer skills;
  • Ability to work independently and co-operatively within a team of scientists.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Background in studying chronic diseases and special interest in utilizing database technology in the area of epidemiology.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: NJ-Whippany

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