RWD Scientist – Oncology

at Bayer (view profile)
Location 100 Bayer Blvd, Whippany, New Jersey
Date Posted August 1, 2022
Category Real World Evidence or Evidence Development
Job Type Full-time
Salary $125,000 - 180,000 (dependent upon experience), 15% Annual Bonus Target
Sponsorship available? Yes



The primary responsibilities of this role, Real World Data (RWD) Scientist Oncology, are to:

  • Perform programming, testing, mapping, and documentation for RWD projects to inform Oncology IEG plans and meet other business needs;
  • Work with observational study teams to provide technical expertise to ensure RWD specifications and statistical analysis plans are designed with scientific rigor and that appropriate research method are used to answer the research or business question;
  • Critically review the analytic approach and results on an ongoing basis considering design assumptions and limitations;
  • Utilize internal databases such as electronic medical records, charts, healthcare claims, the patient-reported outcomes, registries, specialty pharmacy, safety, and publicly available data to execute in-house analytics projects, data mining, secondary data analysis, and digital solution support;
  • Conduct quality control measures and maintain process standards to ensure the integrity of data and project design;
  • Collaborate with RWE team, other internal teams, external partners, and key thought leaders from design through completion as well as any publication support if required;
  • Conduct periodic reviews of external databases for relevance to the Bayer Oncology portfolio and appropriateness for addressing RWD needs;
  • Establish links with other data scientists and analysts at Bayer to form a learning community of RWD users.
  • This role will be located in Whippany, NJ.  Relocation assistance may be offered for this role.
  • Visa sponsorship may be offered for this role.



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:

  • Advanced degree (minimum of a Master's Degree) in a quantitative discipline, STEM or related field such as Health Services Research, Economics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computer science;
  • At least one year of experience and practical knowledge of statistical/analytic software;
  • At least one year experience working with RWD to generate RWE;
  • Experience writing programming code to conduct statistical analysis for observational research using large healthcare data within the life sciences industry;
  • Analytical skills and ability to apply routine and advanced methodologies to generate accurate and reliable evidence;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team of quantitative scientists and professionals from other disciplines;
  • Analytical mind with a problem-solving attitude;
  • Enjoy finding innovative and efficient solutions to challenging problems and working on a wide range of projects;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Business fluent in English, both spoken and written.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply advanced research methods used in observational studies, and particularly approach for skewed distributions, clustered data, and causal inference;
  • Oncology observational research experience;
  • Good understanding of the drug development process.


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