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Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Research Scientist/Director - Epidemiology, Data Analytics - Evidera in Seattle, Washington

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies. With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research through our PPD clinical research portfolio, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services. Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on – now and in the future.

Evidera is a business unit of Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) a leading global contract research organization (CRO), a preeminent provider of evidence-based solutions, and part of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Location/Division Specific Information

Evidera has been providing health economics, outcomes research, market access, data analytics and epidemiology services to clients in the biopharmaceutical industry for over 19 years. The Real-World Evidence team supports biopharmaceutical companies throughout the product lifecycle, from early pre-launch planning to launch and post-marketing management. Our focus is on helping our clients in the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology/ medical device industries build economic and epidemiological evidence to demonstrate and support the value of their products. Through analysis of individual patient databases, we may provide key information such as:

  • Treatment patterns and drug utilization

  • Resource utilization

  • The incidence and prevalence of diseases and co-morbidities

  • The incidence of adverse events

  • The impact of various risk factors

  • Cost-effectiveness

  • Burden of disease

  • Comparative effectiveness data

Knowing the relationships between patient, drug, clinical and disease factors can significantly aid clients in navigating potential drug-event causal relationships as well as in building stronger evidence-based value messages.

Position Location: North America, office-based, hybrid or 100% remote.

Discover Impactful Work:

The Senior Research Scientist will be a Subject Matter Expert providing scientific leadership in the development and delivery of RWE proposals and client deliverables. This individual will provide thought leadership while promoting sound methodological expertise and ensuring projects are delivered to high quality standards. They will serve as a Principal Investigator for multiple complex projects through expertise in the areas of health data capture and prospective observational research and analyses. The role contributes to strategic business development targets through frequent interactions with clients and “externalization” of RWE scientific capabilities while providing senior level direction and guidance to staff members.

A day in the Life:


  • Applies knowledge of quantitative and qualitative scientific methods

  • Provides scientific leadership to Real World Evidence and other HEOR business teams

  • Maintains line of research and expertise in relevant scientific areas, along with connections with new literature and regulatory documents

  • Publishes scientific work in journals, presents same at professional meetings and is contributing member to professional organizations

  • Supports new product or service development through scientific innovation and leadership


  • Contributes to the strategic directions of the group through partnership with the Vice President, RWE

  • Develops and maintains client relationships

Business Development

  • Leverages deep scientific knowledge to drive business development activity and to win business.

  • Responsible for ongoing stream of funded work for self and others

  • Collaborates with various business areas to contribute to Evidera’s financial goals

Project/Proposal Management

  • Develops or oversees proposal development to ensure methodological robustness

  • Provides rigorous review of client deliverables and sets and enforces quality standards.

  • Manages financial performance of projects and provides guidance to others of same

  • Oversees and manages internal timelines to ensure that deliverables meet external client needs

Operations Support

  • Conducts internal scientific trainings

  • Participates in staff recruitment efforts

  • Consults on existing and identifies areas where new SOPs are required.

  • Mentors mid-level scientific staff

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May have line-management responsibilities for employees (up to and including Research Scientist)

Keys to Success:


  • Masters/PhD in Epidemiology, Health Economics or Statistics or a MD/DrPH/PharmD in a scientific discipline + more than 10 years’ experience in a relevant field


  • Proven experience leveraging scientific expertise to drive business development activity

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of drug development process and familiarity with international regulatory requirements

  • Comprehensive understanding of client issues associated with RWE and ability to translate Evidera offerings into innovative client solutions.

  • Demonstrated understanding of advanced scientific methods.

  • Ability to establish new and maintain existing client relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and document information effectively in written English, including the ability to produce well- organized and high-quality scientific reports, presentations, emails, and other written deliverables; able to tailor documents based on the needs of the audience.

  • Standout colleague and skilled cross-functional communicator and coordinator.

  • Proactive and positive approach to tasks and projects, as well as resilience when encountering process, project, budget, or client changes that are inherent in the consulting environment.

  • Strong leadership skills and willingness to support company growth and development

  • Outlook, MS Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Ability to read and understand SAS/STATA output preferred

  • The role will require travel and flexibility to work across time zones.

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive and understand information & ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.

  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.

  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.

  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

  • May require travel.

The salary range estimated for this position is $159,000 - $236,170. This position will also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. Actual compensation will be confirmed in writing at the time of offer.

We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our US colleagues and their families can count on, which generally includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan

  • A wellness program, and valuable health incentive opportunities for company contributions to a Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) or Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Tax-advantaged savings and spending accounts and commuter benefits

  • Employee assistance program

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and volunteer time off in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan



Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory with PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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