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Observational Data Analytics Analyst


  • Dublin
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 20/10/2017
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Novartis is currently recruiting for an ODA Analyst to join the Real World Data Analytics team to work on the scientific and methodological aspects of all observational database analytics and evidence synthesis.


Job Summary:

Do you want to work for a Global Pharmaceutical company where you will get recognized for your hard work and commitment? Look no further, apply today!

Novartis is currently recruiting for an ODA Analyst to join the Real World Data Analytics team to work on the scientific and methodological aspects of all observational database analytics and evidence synthesis.
The Real World Data Analytics (RWDA) team is part of the wider Data Science department within Novartis. The team is designing and conducting studies to better understand the real world settings for the company’s products, through use of large real world evidence databases and a wide range of analytical methods.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Real World Data Analytics Team Lead, You will be responsible for maximizing productivity and quality by conducting non-interventional studies and evidence synthesis that support RWE CoE strategies and utilization of Novartis products.

Key Responsibilities:

•Independently accountable for the development of protocols, statistical analysis plans and analysis specifications for observational database analyses aligned with RWE generation objectives across the organization.
•Conduct feasibility assessments using analytic tools.
•Conduct observational data analyses (data management and statistical programming), as well as oversee data management and statistical programming activities for the ODA Programmers.
•Produce analysis datasets, listings, tables, and figures for research projects, according to specifications, while maintaining documentation and complying with pre-defined project / study standards.
•Independently accountable for the development of protocols and conduct of evidence synthesis analyses (meta – analyses, indirect comparisons, etc.) in partnership with Analytic Leads.
•Develop project timelines together with the ODA Programmer.
•Produce analytic deliverables, including full study reports for observational database analyses and evidence synthesis projects.
•Enforce quality standards with the ODA Programmers.
•Provide tactical analytic leadership and innovation regarding observational database analyses, evidence synthesis, and associated methodology.
•Collaborate with RWE Center of Excellence (CoE) to drive quality and accuracy of deliverables; constant improvements on systems, processes and quality matrices that add value to existing solutions.
•Contribute to the development of department-level standards, tools and templates.
•Support and contribute to standardization techniques in order to increase efficiency in deliverables.
•Help on-board new team members, as appropriate, and complete special projects as assigned.

About Novartis:

About the Novartis Global Service Centre in Dublin:

The Novartis Global Service Center (NGSC), Dublin, was set up in 2013 and is located in a state-of-the-art facility on the Merrion Road in Ballsbridge. The center, one of five around the world, delivers a broad variety of services to the Novartis divisions and organizations worldwide. Services offered by the Dublin team include scientific and commercial services, IT, HR Operations and Procurement. There are currently several hundred associates employed at the site with 32 nationalities speaking 28 languages.

The operation is continuing to grow rapidly and has a number of exciting vacancies for experienced high-caliber candidates who are interested in working as part of an international team delivering services globally. Novartis offers a rewarding career and a comprehensive benefits package.

Novartis is a world-leading healthcare company that provides innovative solutions to address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, eye care and cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals. Novartis is the only global company with leading positions in these areas. Novartis Group companies employ approximately 120,000 full-time-equivalent associates and its products are available in more than 180 countries around the world.

Benefits of Working for Novartis:

Competitive salary; Annual bonus
Pension scheme; Share scheme
Health insurance; 25 days annual leave
Flexible working arrangements
Subsidized dining facilities
Employee recognition scheme

‘I came for the job, I stay for the culture’



 Bachelor degree in a relevant scientific discipline, plus a post-Graduate degree (Masters or Doctorate) in a relevant medical data analytic field such as health economics, epidemiology, biostatistics, mathematics, health services research, economics, and/or public health.

•≥2 years conducting health economic and outcomes research for pharmaceutical products in the pharma industry, contract research organization, or academic institute; or experience in a closely related discipline within the pharma industry (e.g., clinical research, statistics, epidemiology, pricing)
•Prior work experience with data from electronic medical records, registry databases, external insurance claims databases for health outcomes research. Additional experience in epidemiology, market research, or clinical research is a plus.
•Experience with evidence synthesis (meta-analyses, indirect comparisons)
•Understanding of organizational processes, including experience working cross-functionally with key internal stakeholders.
•Past work reflects a track record of operational excellence in field of analytics (strong programming skills in SAS, and other data management and statistical applications; programming knowledge in either R, STATA, or WinBUGs is a plus.)
•Expert in applied statistics. Extensive experience in the application of statistical methods for analysis of observational data including propensity scores, sensitivity analyses, etc. is a plus.
•Experience in data visualizations.
•Excellent project management skills: can prioritize multiple tasks and goals to ensure timely completion
•Confident and competent when interacting with internal stakeholders.
•Strong written/verbal communication skills. Highly effective at summarizing and presenting key considerations and evidence

Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

Ref: 221038BRC
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