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International Real-World Evidence Director/Senior Director/Executive Director - Oncology

Bracknell, United Kingdom

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Req ID R-34780 Title International Real-World Evidence Director/Senior Director/Executive Director - Oncology City Bracknell Country United Kingdom Region Research

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

International Real-World Evidence – Dir/Snr Dir/Exe Dir – Oncology

  • Location is flexible in desired geography (EU)
  • Domestic and international travel may be necessary.

The demand for high-quality health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) and real-world evidence (RWE) to support drug development, health technology assessment/access decisions, product differentiation, and clinical decision-making continues to increase.

The purpose of the Lilly Value, Evidence, and Outcomes (VEO) team is to accelerate equitable patient access and transform healthcare delivery through the execution and communication of bold, high-impact science. We are looking for talented, energetic, creative, diverse, influential, and collaborative team members to join the VEO function and Team Lilly.

The ­­­VEO-International RWE Director will provide strategic insight/leadership into the Real World Evidence (RWE) for Lilly’s Oncology portfolio. The director will use their knowledge of health outcomes disciplines, therapeutic area knowledge of oncology, understanding of drug development and commercialization, and geographic market knowledge in the role. Research project ownership and execution are required. The director may have duties ranging from developing and articulating product value propositions, patient-reported outcomes strategies, real-world evidence generation, and differentiation strategies using RWE research.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Drives sustained integration of RWE from early clinical development through commercialization depending on focus of role.
  • Develops and oversees RWE research strategy for compounds in the Lilly portfolio in the relevant therapeutic area(s).
  • Serves as a strategic partner on lead/core teams throughout development and/or commercialization
  • Formulates and drives Real World Evidence, for priority products and geographies.

Study Development and Execution

  • Develops bold high impact science for products across the lifecycle, to influence and support evidence needs for Lilly products in support of improving patient outcomes.
  • Applies technical expertise appropriate for the role (e.g., scope or depth in statistical analysis, clinical trials, observational/ epidemiologic research, or other value assessment) within a therapeutic area.
  • Applies disease state knowledge and research methods to generate RWE evidence for registration, pricing, reimbursement, access, and other external stakeholders such as health care practitioners.

Organizational Leadership and Influence

  • Links technical expertise with business acumen and establishes and maintains strategic relationships with key internal and external decision-makers.
  • Effectively leads RWE evidence planning and implementation in collaboration with cross-functional teams across the development and commercialization lifecycle teams.
  • Effectively integrates with and influences key business partners and external stakeholders to achieve goals and outcomes

Information Dissemination

  • Effectively communicates RWE information to internal business partners, the scientific community, and customers.
  • Drives research dissemination strategies and leads research communication efforts including abstracts, posters, podium presentations, promotional materials, and manuscripts.
  • Plan for, align, and drive application of results/ deliverables to increase the impact of RWE work

Environmental Awareness

  • Maintains awareness of significant developments in disease states in the Lilly portfolio and RWE field including current RWE methodologies and applications and other issues as appropriate for the position.
  • Anticipates and evaluates future market needs and trends for RWE information within pertinent therapeutic areas and geography of interest.
  • Monitors and influences internal and external environmental factors that shape and impact the generation and use of RWE research.

Project Management

  • Ensures RWE projects meet timelines, budget, and scope by coordinating research efforts with cross-functional Lilly business partners and external collaborators as appropriate.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Doctorate (PhD, MD) OR PharmD/MS degree with significant experience in creating, executing, and delivering outcomes strategies/projects.
  • Proven track record in leading impactful real-world evidence from study concept to dissemination of findings.
  • Substantial experience in designing innovative and/or applying advanced methods for RWE studies.
  • Strong comprehension and communication skills including the ability to translate and disseminate complex scientific information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and collaborate within and across teams

Additional Preferences/Information:

  • Understanding of health care systems in at least one of Europe and/or Asia.
  • Understanding of and experience with health care delivery models and clinical research
    Technical and analytic capabilities in the following areas: real world evidence, patient focused outcomes, burden of disease, epidemiology, statistics, health care policy.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive research agendas to completion and dissemination
  • Ability to think and act globally with a customer focus and a solution orientation
  • Creative thinking and ability to lead the generation of innovative approaches to real world evidence
  • Able to work within the demands of a dynamic environment.


Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID R-34780.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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