Global RWD/RWE Analytics Lead


Basel Area - Allschwil, BL, CH



About Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Idorsia Ltd is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.

In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical company, with a strong scientific core.

Headquartered in Switzerland - a European biotech hub - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.

Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 600 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


The role of the Global RWD/RWE Analytics Lead drives and oversees the RWD/RWE analytical activities and defines the respective RWD/E strategy for the Idorsia Commercial Department. The role will consist of developing and building a new RWD/RWE unit in a dynamic and fast-growing context while leading the collaboration with the external business partners (e.g. data providers, specialized data analytics entities). 


Job Responsibilities


  • Oversees RWD/RWE analytics in Commercial, reporting to the Global Head Market Access
  • Works across Idorsia organization (e.g. Clinical, Medical Affairs, Marketing), incl. senior management, to define the RWD/RWE strategy and prioritizes hypotheses to be tested for the entire product pipeline and portfolio
  • Works with molecule/TA leadership to define RWD/RWE priorities and hypotheses testing and to align approach closely with HEOR / biostats groups 
  • Gathers requirements, assess gaps and builds roadmaps and architectures to help the analytics-driven organization achieve its goals
  • Explores suitable options, designs, and creates data pipeline (data lake/data warehouses) for specific analytical solutions
  • Coordinates external vendors in the near-term while planning and defining the strategy and setting of the RWD/RWE group and executing the build up a team of highly qualified data engineers/data scientists to drive RWD/RWE generation in the long-term
  • Manages and oversees a team of external Data Scientists and Data Engineers to deliver holistic analytical solutions, to develop analytical models and to generate RWD/RWE insights (i.e., oversee design, creation, testing, and implementation of complex models and algorithms) 
  • Cross-functional collaboration with internal data scientist teams and usage of the existing technology stack


Candidate’s Requirements


Education & professional experience


  • Graduate  degree in Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Physics, Mathematics or related technical discipline
  • 5-7 years’ experience in Data Science / Machine Learning / Statistics or Business Intelligence; ideally with experience in statistics, optimization or related fields
  • Experience in the Life-Science industry and/or working in the context of RWE a plus
  • Technical expertise in the understanding and application of machine learning methods to solve real-world problems (neural networks, support vector machines, Bayesian networks, PSM, decision trees, multivariate and logistic regression)
  • Technical expertise in programming languages such as Python, Java, R., SQL is a plus
  • Experience in workflow/pipeline frameworks such as KNIME, snake mate or similar
  • Understanding of ETL transformation of structured and unstructured data sets using distributed computing (embraces Spark, understanding of Hadoop a plus)
  • Experience in working with and setting up cloud environments (AWS, MS Azure, GCP) as well as data visualization and reporting (e.g. Tableau, Dash, SAS)
  • Fluent in English, fluent in German/French is a plus 


Other Skills 


  • Openness to working in agile environments with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership skills working with a team in a business / consulting environment
  • Quick learner to business needs and translate them into potential analytics solutions
  • Strong work ethic; ability to work at an abstract level and gain consensus 
  • Entrepreneurial drive to push the boundaries and interest/ability to build a team from the ground up
  • A can-do attitude and high level of change agility to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to manage projects and external business partners in a fast-changing environment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrate reportable accomplishments around converting derived strategic insight into action 
  • Ensure a constant flow of information within the business area (own group, executive stakeholders, peers, multidisciplinary teams)
  • Interaction with external experts and thought leaders to stay at the cutting edge of the field

What Idorsia offers


  • Exciting opportunities  for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution-oriented environment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits


Work  Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Commerical

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 2188


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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