Epidemiologist Associate Director

Location:  San Rafael, California Category: Medical Affairs Employment Category: Fulltime-Temporary


Who We Are

From research and discovery to post-market clinical development, our WWRD engine involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with genetic diseases.

emote/hybrid or  onsite 
  • Implement observational research studies in-line with a product’s Integrated Evidence Plan under the guidance of a Real World Evidence Product Lead. Specific activities include:
    • Protocol and statistical analysis plan development and reporting of disease understanding studies (retrospective and prospective) relevant to the target patient population including, risk factors, natural history, burden of illness, treatment patterns, co-morbidities, co-medications, outcomes measures, and unmet need
    • Support post marketing activities including design, analysis plans and/or reporting of post marketing safety and effectiveness studies/registries, evaluation of risk mitigation strategies
    • Support implementation of research plans with external collaborators in academia or contract research organizations and work effectively to oversee external groups through the research process
  • Perform targeted literature review of epidemiology of disease, including incidence/prevalence and treatment patterns; work with commercial team on product forecasts and write regulatory documents including Orphan Drug Designation applications


    • Demonstrated experience conducting pharmaco-epidemiologic research within or in support of the pharmaceutical industry
    • Self-motivated with the ability to develop credibility with colleagues and interact effectively in a matrix team environment
    • Experience in collaborating with internal and external research partners
    • Ability to work well in a business-driven environment, balance priorities and handle multiple tasks through careful planning, stakeholder management, project administration, and organizational skills
    • Ability to individually contribute to activities and projects based on guidance from Real World Evidence Product Lead
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate scientific evidence to peers and at scientific meetings
    • Experience in the Epidemiology of rare diseases or Genetic Epidemiology a benefit


A combination of academic training and practical experience in Epidemiology is required. This may consist of:
  • Doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, or DrPH) or Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology and at least 2 years of experience leading epidemiologic research in the pharmaceutical setting
  • Doctoral degree (PhD, ScD or DrPH) or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (ie. Health services research, health outcomes research, public health, statistics, or pharmaceutical sciences) with at least 5 years of experience leading epidemiologic research in the pharmaceutical setting

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.