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Real World Evidence (RWE) Scientist

Toronto, Canada

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Req ID R-26179 Title Real World Evidence (RWE) Scientist City Toronto State / Province Ontario Country Canada 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.

The RWE affiliate scientist will contribute to the compendium of evidence in support of demonstrating the value of the company’s products (across all business units) by ensuring the RWE customer needs are met in a timely and credible manner. The RWE Affiliate scientist leads the development of the local RWE strategy and is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate RWE solutions are executed within Canada. The development of the RWE strategies are conducted in close collaboration with the affiliate cross-functional brand teams and should be aligned with the global brand strategy. The RWE Affiliate Scientist provides scientific expertise and effective project oversight to ensure the successful fulfillment of the local RWE projects and studies. The RWE Affiliate scientist is responsible for extensive knowledge of local databases available and will build strategic relationships with third parties while ensuring following all relevant internal process. Although the RWE affiliate scientist will have primarily scientific competency, he/she will show business acumen, external engagement and leadership capabilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the job requirements at the time it was prepared. The job requirements of any position may change over time and may include additional responsibilities not specifically described in the job description. Consult with your supervision regarding your actual job responsibilities and any related duties that may be required for the position.

Environmental Awareness, Customer Understanding and best practice sharing (20%) 

Achieves strong understanding of external customers by:

Establishing and maintaining a broad network with multiple customers and partners within the pharmaceutical industry relevant to RWE  

Maintaining awareness of significant developments in the RWE policy environment, including current RWE methodologies and applications.

Extensive knowledge of RWD sources and explores opportunities to engage with them in order to provide relevant evidence to meet brand and customer needs.

Actively participates in shared learning opportunities to effectively share knowledge and experience (both positive and negative) on RWE generation across geographic, functional and therapeutic areas

Evidence Strategy, Cross-Functional Leadership and Integration (35%)

Responsible for the identification of the appropriate local RWE solutions for successful market access or price negotiations of prioritized brands

partners with the right functions (e.g. global/local PRA, local Health Outcomes/HTA group, GPORWE, PRA, market research, Medical Affairs, Regulatory, Global Product Safety, etc)  to ensure local RWE strategies are aligned with local brand teams and global/regional strategy  

ensures that local RWE needs for pre and post launch Lilly portfolio (post-launch needs will be prioritized, however input will be given on pre-launch RWE as needed) are captured in affiliate RWE plans and shared with relevant business partners by working closely with GPORWE and other relevant functions

Links RWE scientific expertise with business unit knowledge to influence and effect cross-functional initiatives within the Principles of Medical Research framework.

Unites people, processes, and resources to take action towards a common goal.

Ensures increasing internal awareness of the role of RWE

Study Development, Execution and Oversight, inc. Third Party Organization management (35%)

Accountable for the delivery of top RWE priorities in the affiliate identified through comprehensive evidence planning and development of the right scientific methods (in consultations with statistics,  CRS/Ps, medical, GPS etc)

The RWE solutions should be included in the Business Planning and the research should be conducted in conformance with the Principles of Medical Research and stored appropriately (eg. LEO, PANGAEA, etc)

Builds strategic engagements with third parties for access to external data source / analysis in compliance with Lilly procedures

partners with the relevant functions ( affiliate Ethics & Compliance, Medical, procurement, local Legal, etc ) to deliver collaborative RWE research that is compliant and follows Lilly’s internal procedures

Leads dissemination of RWE information in appropriate scientific venues via development, preparation, and presentation of abstracts, posters, and manuscripts and effectively communicates with internal partners

Project Management (10%)

Accountable for delivering the prioritized RWE research on time and on budget, ensuring study/ project budgets are realistic.

Effectively communicates status of RWE projects to key business partners to keep them informed of project status, budget implications, etc.,

Minimum Qualification Requirements:  

Ph.D., M.D., or PharmD/Master’s degree with relevant experience in an appropriate discipline (e.g epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, psychology, statistics, or other relevant sciences) will generally be required. Significant previous training and experience in designing and conducting research and disseminating the results in the areas of epidemiology or health outcomes may substitute for the formal degree requirement.

Demonstrable strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully in a cross-functional environment. 

Fluency in local language and English.

The ability to travel domestically and internationally.  Travel is estimated to be up to 10%.

Other Information/Additional Preferences:

Knowledge and experience of local health care systems and local language

Understanding of and experience with clinical research and market access environment. 

Demonstrated ability to influence individuals. 

Demonstrated project management skills.

All new employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired by Lilly as described Lilly’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy. The requirement to be vaccinated is inclusive of any approved boosters, should they be deemed necessary in the future.  Deadlines for boosters will be communicated through an updated policy as needed.

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-26179.

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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