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IBM Senior Epidemiologist - Watson Health in Phoenix, Arizona


In the Information Age, data is the most valuable resource. If you can describe yourself as the powerful combination of data hacker, analyst, communicator, and advisor, our Data Specialist position is the right one for you. As a savvy liaison for our teams, you will create solutions and provide actionable insights that shape the future of our business.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Senior Epidemiologist

The Senior Epidemiologist designs and implements research projects utilizing real world data designed for regulatory submissions, as part of a suite of consulting services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients. The Senior Epidemiology

Essential Responsibilities:

Develop proposals for clients that focus on the use of real world data in studies that involve regulatory submissions (post-marketing safety studies, synthetic control arm studies, label expansion studies)

Oversee project team members in the design and implementation of outcomes research and epidemiology studies that will be used in regulatory submissions –understanding real world data and study methods for research commissioned by pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients

Collaborate with subject matter experts and teams of researchers, research leaders, programmers, analysts, and statisticians through the organization to design and deliver innovative projects

Prepare and review complex client deliverables that will be used in regulatory submissions including protocols, statistical analysis plans, interpretation of results, study reports and publications (abstracts, presentations, manuscripts).

Ensure client satisfaction by anticipating client needs and meeting deliverable deadlines.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience

  • Experience in conducting studies involving both primary data collection as well as the use of real-world data (e.g., insurance claims data and electronic medical record data)

  • Deep experience in regulatory submissions involving real world data (reporting of adverse events, label expansion studies, post-marketing safety studies, communications with regulators)

  • Experience presenting complex study design topics involving real world data to regulators and clients

  • Outstanding critical thinking, questioning, and listening skills; superior attention to detail.

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment with ability to manage multiple individual and team tasks simultaneously, while completing work on time and on budget

  • Experience in business development process including working with clients to help them appropriately formulate research studies and data projects

  • History of relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • PharmD/MPH/MS/PhD in epidemiology, health services research, or related field

About Business Unit

IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM’s Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments—with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

IBM 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, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.