Senior Director – Modeling & Simulation

at Evidera (view profile)
Location London, United Kingdom
Date Posted April 11, 2021
Job Type Full-time
Other Locations Remote


Senior Director - Modeling and Simulation
*We are looking to fill this role in the UK and are open to remote working.

Evidera’s Modeling and Simulation team is one of the largest and most experienced in-house team of modelers. Evidera has designed, developed, and implemented hundreds of health economic and other models in all major therapeutic indications and for all major markets. We have an impressive track record of quality work and driving innovation, this along with the strength and tenure of our leadership team has given us a pre-eminent position in the market.

Owing to internal promotion we have an opportunity to join our team as a Senior Director – Modeling and Simulation. This is a great time to join the group as we continue to grow and will lead the established UK modeling and simulation team whilst working at a senior level across broad global projects.

Position Overview:

  • Team leader responsible for the management, development and growth of the modelling and simulation team in the UK
  • Independent principal investigator of projects responsible for overseeing all aspects of project delivery.
  • Innovates scientifically and produces output of high scientific quality.
  • Assumes significant responsibility for sales targets and client development.
  • Reporting into Executive Director of Modeling and Simulation.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Managerial responsibilities for UK Modeling and Simulation team including hiring, professional development, performance and attrition (~20 staff)
  • Responsible for personal and team financial targets including utilization and sales
  • Works with senior management and other peers for strategy development and execution planning
  • Communicates goal results and key performance indicators to direct reports
  • Ensures a safe, secure, and legal work environment.
  • Helps develop, coordinate, and enforce systems, policies, procedures, and SOPs.
  • Brings in proposal leads, manages proposal writing process and closes sales
  • Scientifically responsible person for design and implementation of selected studies or models; conceptualize advanced model design and advanced study protocols.
  • Lead interactions with clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
  • Review and finalize project deliverables and ensure study findings are valid and reliable.
  • As principal investigator, have final budget, deliverable and project timeline responsibility; identify scope expansion and need for amendments; serve as consultant to other principal investigators or staff on other projects.
  • Direct other "non-billable" activities (e.g. design conceptual approaches for proposals, identify and pursue business opportunities within Evidera and bring in new projects).
  • Travel (international) is expected
  • Develops and maintains client relationships


Education, Professional Skills & Experience:

  • Broad experience in health economics and an expert in economic modeling
  • Proven record in business development
  • Deep understanding of research principles and familiarity with key aspects of the literature (historical and current)
  • Advanced level understanding of relevant methodology and statistics
  • Extensive knowledge of practical research implementation
  • Excels in handling staff growth and synergy, as well as client relations
  • Proven experience in managerial position
  • Excellent organisation and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills including presentations
  • Competent in written and spoken English


Personal Skills & Competencies:

  • Excellent organisation and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills including presentations


About Evidera:

Evidera is a business within Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) a leading global contract research organization (CRO) and is a preeminent provider of evidence-based solutions. We provide integrated scientific expertise and global operational capabilities to help clients generate the evidence needed to optimize the market access and commercial potential of products.


Evidera offers a competitive salary and benefits package, with clear opportunities for growth and career progression. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects with some of the industry’s leading researchers. Our offices boast a fun and collaborative working environment, with social events and a robust support system. We are committed to providing training and professional development, with ample opportunity to advance, for all our staff.


How to Apply:

Please complete your online profile by attaching your CV and a cover letter addressing your suitability for the role.


Evidera, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetics, sexual orientation, gender preference, disability, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.

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