Associate Director, HEOR Analytics [REMOTE]


Mettawa, IL

  1. Corporate
  2. Analytical Research & Development
  1. Full-time

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Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube and LinkedIn

Job Description

*Position can sit in Lake County, IL office or remotely anywhere in the continental U.S.

Role is responsible for designing, planning, and executing analytical components of plans for research studies that examine the value of pharmaceutical assets or address strategic questions in the disease areas of interest to AbbVie. Position applies methodological and analytical expertise to conduct or consult on the analysis of HEOR studies. This involves the application of statistical theories, methods, and technical programming skills to analyze clinical, survey, claims, and electronic medical record databases. Role supports the department as a technical subject matter expert on RWE analytics; he/she is expected to act as point of contact for the assigned therapeutic area (TA) on analytical needs, proactively mitigating, resolving and triaging issues and reducing the operational complexity needed. He/she is expected to standardize coding convention, processes and protocol translations to increase efficiency.


  • He/she is expected to be the analytics lead for the assigned therapeutic area (TA) to mitigate, resolve and triage certain issues and reduce the touch point needed from the study lead
  • Responsibility for analytical component of reports describing studies, outcomes and methods used and provide specifications to the HEOR researchers
  • Presenting results of studies and contribute to the writing and publishing of scientific presentations
  • Identifying appropriate internal and external data resources and external expertise to execute strategies and research activities led by HEOR
  • Supporting clinical trial endpoint strategies by executing statistical analysis plans and providing consultation to design as needed
  • Responsibility and accountability for meeting timelines in complex matrix structure. This will require developing and maintain effective cross-functional working relationships to assure effective teamwork and overseeing problem solving within the analytical team
  • Interactions with HEOR TA scientists regarding studies and with other members of the Analytical team that perform QC activities on their studies
  • Translating HEOR business needs into RWE project concepts and collaborating with HEOR scientists to develop study protocols
  • Supporting department with advice and guidance on data sources, how RWE can be used, and what performance standards are attainable with varying levels of analyst proficiency


  • Master’s degree in Statistics or related discipline required, PhD in statistics or closely related discipline preferred
  • Experience in successful management of other analysts
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in SAS, SAS Macro SQL programming required
  • Ability to incorporate production code macros in studies required, ability to execute programming assignment and problem solve issues independently, and ability to present complex research and data clearly to stakeholders
  • 5– 10 years’ experience in observational study analysis
  • Experience with “R” or other similar Programming for real world data analytics
  • Experience and/or training in the application of advanced scientific and analytical methods
  • Ability to perform urgent analyses that are needed with short turnaround time and interact with internal and external collaborative partners on joint projects
  • Professional training in a healthcare field, experience in analysis of large medical claims datasets or prior experience in the UNIX environment preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in claims, survey, clinical and EMR analyses preferred

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law: ​

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.​

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.​

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs. ​

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs. ​

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law. ​

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion.  It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

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