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Senior Director/ Director, Real World Evidence

Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China Date posted 05/09/2021 Job ID 69734BR

As part of Parexel Consulting, you will create and maximize value for clients throughout the product lifecycle. You will be a strategic guide in getting products to market faster, smarter – and keeping them there –your scientific, technical, regulatory, and/or commercial expertise will put best practice standards to work for biopharmaceutical and medical device companies large and small.

In return, you will be provided with interesting opportunities for growth and development and exposed to a variety of challenging assignments, product types, geographic regions, and therapeutic areas. Plus, as member of Parexel Consulting, you will enjoy all the advantages of working remotely, combined with access to the mentorship from a team of highly experienced regulatory professionals at the height of their careers. Join our team, and you will design solutions for the complexities of an ever-changing global marketplace.

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  • "When submitting major market applications, it’s key to ensure that the technical integrity of all data meets regulated requirement standards. Parexel makes this possible with a diverse team of seasoned professionals who care about getting important medicines to patients. This is Regulatory Operations at its best."

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  • Balance

    We value work-life balance. We try and keep regular hours and an emphasis on life outside the office.

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    Work with industry leaders and subject matter experts.

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    Opportunities to work on multiple accounts – never boring!

  • Management

    Strong management with depth of experience working for global health authorities.


The Senior Director, Real-world Evidence APAC is an experienced professional with proven study design, consulting, thought leadership and business development skills within the field of Real-world Evidence in China and the APAC region. This individual must have significant experience in the application of their expert knowledge to the design and successful delivery of real-world data studies which incorporate EMR, healthcare claims, patient registries, and other sources of secondary data for a variety of client-specific goals. The Senior Director, RWE APAC will support the overall growth of the team and business in the region, providing leadership and management in collaboration with the broader RWE and Access team.
Key Accountabilities:
• Business Development and Thought Leadership
• Active participation in the proposal development process through delivery of scientific data considerations (epi, stats, informatics, etc) for proposals and presentations at bid defenses
• Development of industry network and identification of potential new business opportunities through networking and actively working with regional sales team
• Active participation in leading industry and academic forums and regular Thought Leadership contributions (e.g. presentations, articles, posters, etc.)
• Provide statistical advice to peers and clients
• Develop and manage client relationships
RWE APAC Team Growth
• Lead and develop Parexel RWE team in China by overseeing programmers, epidemiologists, and statisticians
• Support the recruitment process by interviewing candidates and providing hiring recommendations
• Work with local leadership to identify and secure resources to support RWE studies
• Coordinate with RWE Global Head operational approaches and strategies that are appropriate for the region and aligned with the overall approach to RWE studies utilizing secondary data
Mentorship & Training • Provide guidance, training, and mentorship to all parts of the business involved in delivery of Real-world Evidence projects and services
• Proactive mentoring of RWE team in the APAC region, including team supporting traditional site-based RWE studies
Project Delivery
• Ensure development of project plan detailing responsibilities, budgets, and timelines for any given RWE project
• Guide clients on RWE data sets and how best to select the right data sources given the study question at hand
• Lead SAS programmers to conduct data manipulation and statistical analyses
• Oversee study protocol and analysis plans
• Communicate with clients on a regular basis (project updates, results, discussion, present capabilities, discuss new potential projects)
• Verify/validate analysis results
• Oversee writing reports summarizing study results
• Project management of the statistical parts or whole projects


• Demonstrated expertise in RWE in the APAC region, including support of proposal development and team building
• Self-starter with ability to be resourceful and leverage organization to support study execution
• Highly effective communicator, both written and verbal, at all levels with customers, internally and with the industry at large
• Comfortable operating in a demanding, fast-paced environment and capable of reacting swiftly to changing business demands
• Driven to deliver quality results on time and in a highly ethical and professional manner
• Willing and able to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork

Knowledge and Experience:
• Consistent track record of successfully cultivating and managing client relationships
• Possess extensive knowledge of Chinese healthcare claims and EMR databases
• Experience with SAS programming of EMR, healthcare claims, and other sources of secondary data (RWD)
• Have knowledge of secondary RWE data sources in other APAC markets such as Japan, Korea, or Malaysia.
• Some experience and training in statistical modeling,
• Recent Pharmaceutical / CRO/Consultancy experience
• Strong project management skills
• A high degree of written accuracy and attention to detail
• Strong communication skills, especially in the relaying of technical information and project concepts
• Flexible, determined, and self-motivated

• Master’s degree or PhD in the area of outcomes research, epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, health services research, or a related field, or equivalent professional experience
• Fluent Chinese and English, additional language would be an asset

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