Real World Data Lead

24 May 2021
23 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
At Roche we believe life is incredibly precious. So precious that we have recently embarked on a transformational journey so that we can deliver better outcomes to more patients faster. Our world is changing, our healthcare landscape is evolving and our portfolio is transforming - we are transforming. 

Imagine working for an organisation which focuses on putting people at the heart of what they do. Where every single person within the organisation is aligned to one main motivating force, that at the centre of everything they do, and their number one priority; are patients. A place which gives every individual the autonomy and empowerment to make a difference, where you are not defined by a job title. Imagine waking up every morning feeling fulfilled, having purpose and meaning in your work.

Every day we strive to solve some of the greatest and most complex health challenges facing humanity.  We discover, develop and manufacture innovative solutions which detect and treat disease where there is the greatest medical need.  Our core diagnostics and biotechnology businesses work collaboratively and use data in novel ways to deliver personalised healthcare which can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual patients.  We help millions of people all over the world live longer and better lives every hour of every day and we've been writing scientific history for over 120 years.

None of this would be possible without our extraordinary employees; our people make our business.  Just as we believe that personalised approaches achieve the best outcomes for our patients, we offer inspirational opportunities for employees that are as unique as they are.  We have created an inclusive, respectful work environment where people can be authentic and truly invested in their work, a place to belong. Our outstanding commitment to workplace engagement has recently been recognised by our inclusion at number one on the Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work

Real World Data Lead

We are seeking a purpose-driven, experienced, and passionate Real World Data Lead to join our Medical Affairs team.

In the Medical Affairs we harnesses the power of science & data to impact our health system while keeping people affected by a disease at the heart of everything we do.

As a Real World Data Lead, you will be expected to work hand in hand with our external partners and internal teams, passionate about using technology and data driven approaches to help improve the lives of patients with a strong sense of customer empathy to care deeply about customer problems and user experience.

The Real World Data Lead responsibilities include: 
  • Accountable for the definition of the RWD value proposition and source mapping
  • Planning and execution of value creation initiatives and/or value maintenance aligned with business needs
  • Ensuring RWD/E platforms are aligned to business strategy and portfolio needs
  • Design and implementation of local RWD/E projects with key external partners
  • Provide subject matter expertise for data collection, solutions and curation. Advising teams and stakeholders on best practices, quality levels required and proposing innovative solutions. Ensure a high quality of data and compliance with applicable pharma industry regulations and standards
  • Represent Roche in RWD external working groups and be the local point of contact for RWD with senior stakeholders in the NHS
  • Stay current with and adopt emergent data collection, data management, visualisation and provision tools and applications to ensure fit-for-purpose and impactful approaches. Deliver on solutions as needed
  • Opportunity to work within International networks  and act as a liaison between global data science team and other affiliate networks
  • Coaching and training colleagues, driver for enabling a RWD culture in the affiliate, leveraging external insights for overcoming business challenge

Individual should be 
  • Systems Thinker with the ability to inspire and influence others, as well as a sound decision making 
  • Ability to set and drive high level strategy
  • In depth knowledge of UK health system RWD bodies, data sets, sources and use cases/ applications, identification of evidence gaps
    • Expertise in real world data collection methodologies such technical expertise in electronic health records
    • Experience working with different modalities of real world data i.e. genomic data, image data, clinical data (EHR, cohort, survey, etc)
    • Experience with running RWE studies, selecting appropriate analysis and data visualisation 
  • Clinical data management and architecture  
  • Linking and integration of clinical health records and genomic outputs from multiple sources of information, understanding of Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) between these data sources, understanding of how to overcome issues such as conflicting data or multiple methods of measurement
  • Assessment of new data sources and partnerships 
  • Comfortable managing senior stakeholder relationships and creating external partnerships (including information governance, data sharing and transfer)
  • Understanding of outcome driven healthcare, and patient reported outcome measures (PROMs)
  • Basic knowledge of epidemiology, observational data research, advanced biostatistics/ computing in R to support translation of projects to implementation 
  • Nice to have - working knowledge of personalised health, oncology, genomics and rare diseases

At Roche, it is more than just a job.  It's a responsibility.  A big one.  If you really know yourself and want to be part of our international family, dedicated to making a real impact on the world around us, the next step is yours, apply above and join us on our transformational journey. 

Closing date for applications: 23/06/2021


We are currently exploring geographic flexibility with all roles in our new operating model. While it may not be possible in some cases, we encourage you not to let the location define your decision to apply.


Roche Products is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, disability or age. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of Roche Products Ltd

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