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Director of Epidemiology - Boston, MA or Telecommute

Boston, MA 02109 Work Remotely
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The Epidemiology group at Optum is comprised of 50 people and provides epidemiology consulting and analytic services.  The Principal Consultant of Epidemiology will work directly with the Chief Scientific Officer, Epidemiology to augment the Unit's breadth and reach with respect to strategic consulting and evidence generation in pharmacoepidemiology across all therapeutic areas. The Principal Consultant's goal is to cultivate and maintain strong client relationships and satisfaction though engagement management and by providing high quality delivery and subject matter expertise.    


The role will report directly to the Chief Scientific Officer of Epidemiology and will require a senior consulting leader with proven research experience, positive industry reputation, and demonstrated ability to create, develop and deliver on consulting engagements and new service offerings.  The candidate should have a strong background in epidemiologic methods, excellent writing and verbal communication skills and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  Further, the candidate should enjoy working in teams and be able to explain epidemiologic concepts and methods to colleagues in medicine, regulatory affairs, pharmacology and marketing, and will serve as an internal advisor to our epidemiology staff.  Contacts within the pharmaceutical industry or regulatory agencies a plus.


Success in this role requires innovation to drive new approaches and products, and services; the ability to lead clients, internal teams, and initiatives; and a talent for developing strong relationships both internally and externally.  A successful Principal Consultant not only advises customers on strategy and evidence generation planning but works actively on research initiatives from scientific protocol development through dissemination.  Success in this role depends on the ability to translate expertise in our linked, real-world data assets (administrative claims, normalized EHR data, and avenues for primary data collection) and to leverage the resources of our parent company and other Optum business units to drive unique data and research opportunities.


You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.


Primary Responsibilities:

Client Management, Client Satisfaction, and Business Development (50% Time Allocation):

  • Establish/maintain trusted partner relationships to expand the Optum LS Consulting footprint at designated clients
  • Work with client to: (1) lay out strategic roadmap and (2) design of projects to support strategy
  • Obtains high client satisfaction scores
  • Direct and/or participate in business development, lead proposal writing
  • Lead, attend, and participate in internal and external oral presentations
  • Maintain a high level of -Optum- visibility by exposing clients to our best and brightest
Project Oversight & Service Delivery (50% Time Allocation):
  • Participate in the scientific direction of the Epidemiology group
  • Direct responsibility for the oversight, scientific direction, and guide project execution
  • Facilitate growth in business segment
  • Prepare protocols, deliverables, reports, manuscripts
  • Review deliverables/reports by other epidemiologists prior to submission
  • Lead/direct client contact
  • Lead in a team-oriented work climate that enables professional development and encourages creative solutions and strategies
  • Support the management of resources within projects/programs
  • Support project/program communication plan and execution
  • Require that quality assurance methods are implemented within the project/program
  • Provide coaching and mentoring of project team with the goal of developing and retaining talent within the organization
You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Posted: 2020-09-19 Expires: 2020-11-19

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