• Principal Research Scientist, Real World Evidence

    Job Locations US
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    Marketing, Market Access
  • Overview


    Patient Minded I act with the patient’s best interest in mind.

    Client Delight I own every client experience and its impact on results.

    Take Action I am empowered and empower others to act now.

    Grow Talent I own my development and invest in the development of others. 

    Win Together I passionately connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime to achieve results.

    Communication Matters I speak up to create transparent, thoughtful and timely dialogue.

    Own It I hold myself and others accountable for results.


    We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Research Scientist, Real World Evidence, to join our Value and Evidence team. The successful candidate is an exceptional scientist, a problem solver, innovative thinker and thought leader who will lead the design, development and successful execution of health economics and outcomes research and real world evidence studies in collaboration with our clients. The Principal Research Scientist will engage with experts across our organization, optimizing EVERSANA’s value as a strategic partner with our clients. The Principal Research Scientist will also coach junior staff and serve as a mentor and leader within EVERSANA. The ideal candidate has direct and proven experience developing, designing and executing retrospective and prospective observational studies, chart review, survey studies and registries with a commitment to scientific rigor, sponsor engagement and real world evidence generation.

    Working at EVERSANA means working in a dynamic environment with a diverse and enthusiastic team. We offer a competitive salary and total reward package. As a research leader at EVERSANA, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the growth and positioning of the organization. We place importance on our cultural beliefs, integrity, curiosity, teamwork, accountability, innovation and exceptional performance.  




    Our people leaders are tasked with delivering excellent business results through the efforts of their teams. These results are achieved by:

    • Functioning as the expert within the company with regard to health economics and outcomes value and real world evidence helping to position EVERSANA as an industry leader.
    • Collaborating with clients to develop strategic and integrated evidence generation plans
    • Optimally addressing client challenges and current and future evidence needs through leading the design and execution of retrospective claims database analyses, medical chart review studies, registries, and observational studies involving real-world data
    • Conducting rigorous scientific research from concept and design through final report and publication
    • Developing content for research protocols, study reports, abstracts, posters and publications
    • Leading the development of scientific research, ensuring high quality deliverables and completion of studies on time and on budget
    • Presenting study results at scientific and industry conferences
    • Effectively managing vendor and third-party relationships to ensure sponsor satisfaction
    • Recommending EVERSANA services and position research team as subject matter experts
    • Leveraging existing industry relationships to advance business opportunities
    • Fostering knowledge sharing and collaboration with the EVERSANA team, including mentoring of mid- and junior-level staff
    • All other duties as assigned

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


    People leaders must possess both the skills to effectively accomplish these tasks and the emotional intelligence to do so in alignment with our cultural values. In addition to the critical management and leadership tasks listed above, this role also includes the following unique responsibilities:

    • Ensure achievement of key performance metrics relative to team and company objectives
    • Lead, coach and mentor staff enabling the team to develop in their roles and function comfortably to achieve and exceed goals
    • Interview, select and supervise the activities of the department staff; communicate interpret and discuss with team the company policies and procedures.
    • Determine job objectives, work methods and performance standards; review performance relative to departmental objectives discussion appraisal with each employee and performance; authorize and communicate salary changes, promotions, transfers, discipline and discharge and administer all other personnel actions.


    • Travel (approximately 25-30%)
    • Hours (40 Hours per week, Monday–Friday)

    The above reflects the general details necessary to describe the expectations of the position and shall not be construed as the only expectations that may be assigned for the position. An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the expectations listed above.  



    The requirements listed below are representative of the experience, education, knowledge, skill and/or abilities required.

    • Education A postgraduate degree- PharmD, MD, PhD in Health Economics, Math, Pharmacy, Epidemiology, Public Health
    • Experience and/or Training (8+ years of relevant industry, consulting and academic experience including a proven track record of high impact
    • Deep understanding of epidemiological study design, observational research, and collaborative registries
    • Demonstrated understanding of Medical Affairs and Health Economics Outcomes Research
    • Proven experience and success in planning, creating, and analyzing real-world data, including utilizing or establishing databases, registries, consortium and institutional and other data sources; and research and statistical methodology for prospective and retrospective studies
    • Knowledgeable and conversant about key issues and trends impacting pharma and device manufacturers in current and future reimbursement environments including RWE policy, payer landscape, HTA, patient centered research with ability to apply appropriate research approach to address key issues.
    • Strategic thinking skills with demonstrated ability to successfully lead the ideation, development of a plan and move to action.
    • Strong ability to analyze, prepare, translate and present relevant summaries of complex materials within the scientific and non-scientific communities.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and lead project teams
    • A willingness and ability to work hands-on and with a sense of urgency
    • Active publication history and commitment to continue publications
    • Knowledge of ethical and regulatory standards and requirements for real world evidence studies
    • Ability to cultivate and effectively manage relationships within EVERSANA, clients and external stakeholders
    • Proactive, responsive and able to balance shifting priorities and ensuring that promises are kept and expectations are exceeded
    • Exceptional organization, written and verbal communication skills
    • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel
    • Experience with programming languages including SAS, R and/or other relevant programming languages



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