Assistant Director – Real-World Evidence Engagement Lead (Remote – US)

at Xcenda / AmerisourceBergen (view profile)
Location Anywhere, United States of America
Date Posted July 7, 2022
Category Real World Evidence or Evidence Development
Job Type Full-time
Job Level Associate Director
Sponsorship available? Yes
Other Locations United States


Are you looking to make a difference in a patient’s life?  At AmerisourceBergen, you will find an innovative and collaborative culture that is patient focused and dedicated to making a difference.  As an organization, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. Join us and Apply today!

What you will be doing

As of August 24, 2021, AmerisourceBergen requires all U.S. team members to be fully vaccinated and show proof of completed vaccine status at time of hire. If you cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to a disability/medical reason or sincerely held religious belief you will be required to follow AmerisourceBergen’s policy and process to apply for an exemption/accommodation.

This is a 100% remote, work-from-home role for candidates located in the United States.


Under the general direction of senior leadership, contribute to the growth and demonstrate the value of Xcenda’s Real-world Evidence service line and Applied Data Analytics business unit through consulting activities and outcomes research engagements in support of our life science partners. The candidate will lead retrospective, observational studies from concept to final deliverable, have strong understanding of various research methods used in HEOR studies, develop protocols and statistical analysis plans, provide strategic insights into client deliverables and discussions across the business unit, contribute to business plan development in the short and long term, and collaborate with colleagues throughout the organization demonstrating the value of observational databases across Xcenda’s book of business.


  • Serve as project lead on health outcomes and / or epidemiology studies and supervise others on project team
  • Leverage administrative claims, electronic medical record, or other real-world data and recommend optimal study design for health outcomes and / or epidemiology studies demonstrating the scientific rigor and use of best practices Xcenda is known for
  • Provide strategic and scientific insights on studies to project teams across the business unit and during presentation of study findings to clients
  • Develop high quality study protocols, statistical analysis plan, study report, and other study documents
  • Recommend appropriate statistical methods on studies ranging from simple univariate statistical tests to complex modeling approaches
  • Provide review and interpretation of study results generated by project analysts
  • Oversees study budget and timeline for study deliverables
  • Displays leadership capabilities and client management skills and builds client relationships
  • Help drive new business through proposal development, capabilities presentations, internal chainlinking, and professional networking
  • Support the development of direct reports and other junior staff
  • Expand Xcenda’s professional presence through development of white papers and manuscripts, conference presentations, and webinars.
What your background should look like 


Masters or Doctorate degree in Health Economics, Biostatistics, Health Services or Health Outcomes Research, Epidemiology, Health Policy, or related field and a minimum of 4 years leading observational studies from concept and design through conduct, analysis, and reporting a must.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of a broad range of outcomes research, economic, statistical, and epidemiological research methods.
  • Expert understanding and experience conducting observational studies with claims databases and electronic medical records.
  • Publication track record in peer-reviewed clinical, health outcomes research, and/or methodologic journals.
  • Ability to communicate complex material in oral presentations and discussions as well as written reports and publications in a straightforward manner
  • Prior experience programming in statistical analysis systems (SAS, STATA, and R) preferred.
  • Experience working in life science consultancy, HEOR consultancy, or pharmaceutical industry is preferred
  • Experience working in multiple therapeutic areas preferred
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, matrixed environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong work ethic
  • Functions as a team player
  • Travel up to 10% of the time.
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