Engagement Manager

Technology and R&D New York, New York Remote, United States Boston, Massachusetts

Position at Medidata Solutions

Medidata: Conquering Diseases Together

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,400 customers and partners access the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at www.medidata.com.

Acorn AI is one of the largest AI companies exclusively dedicated to life sciences. It’s built on Medidata’s platform that includes the industry’s largest structured, standardized and growing clinical trial data repository consisting of 20,000+ trials and 6M patients. Our team is composed of over 40 PhD/Masters statisticians, data scientists, analytical product leads, former FDA biostatisticians and computational genomicists. 

Your Mission:

AcornAI’s delivery team is looking for leaders who will help us tackle some of the most complex questions facing the industry today using our proprietary AcornAI platform and advanced analytics. In this role, you will engage with clients throughout projects to ensure the best analytical approach, successful delivery and client satisfaction. At AcornAI, we never work alone. This role will partner heavily with all of the key stakeholder functions including Product, Data Science, Engineering, Data Operations and Biostatistics. Successful candidates will be skilled in analytical/quantitative thinking, project management, structured communication and excited about building the next horizon of Medidata’s journey of powering smarter treatments and healthier people. 

What you will do

  • Work cross-functionally to gather and analyze information, formulate and test hypotheses, and communicate recommendations on some of the most complex issues in the industry today 

  • Develop and own project plans and timelines end-to-end, and lead cross-functional teams to ensure on-time delivery of high quality data and analytics output

  • Lead problem-solving with clients, data scientists and other stakeholders to identify the analytics needed to answer client questions and generate impact in line with our mission

  • Lead Client implementation and optimization of Acorn's analytics applications

  • Track and communicate progress and decisions clearly, triage issues to the appropriate internal stakeholder and ensure timely effective issue resolution

  • Create processes so that each project is easier and faster than the last one

Your Competencies:

  • Outstanding structured and critical thinking

  • A passion for understanding complex issues with a data driven approach

  • A technical bent and the ability to quickly digest and evaluate complex analyses with a keen eye for detail

  • Superb project management and a relentless drive to get things done

The following will be helpful, but are not essential:

  • An entrepreneurial drive and a passion to advance the development of new treatments

  • Experience leading a team formally or informally 

  • Enjoy iterating on different ways to solve a problem

  • A strong analytical background the ability to use or to learn to use tools to answer your own questions (e.g. Excel/SQL/Python)

  • Can drive a team forward even amidst ambiguity and complexity.

Your Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • 4+ years of work experience in one of the following types of highly structured or scientific environments: management/healthcare consulting, life sciences, data and analytics role

The following will be helpful, but are not essential:

  • An MBA or advanced degree 

  • Experience working in Life sciences or across the healthcare value chain


Note: The requirements should reflect your minimum requirements for the role in general


Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform. 


Medidata Solutions have powered over 20,000+ clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.


Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.