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Lilly Associate Director - Informaticist in Indianapolis, Indiana

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.


The purpose of the Associate Director Informaticist role is to support the design of clinical programs and trials by bringing together internal and external data (e.g., prevalence data, real world data and analytics, electronic Clinical Outcome Assessments, and Schedule of Activities) analyses and insights to develop and advise asset profile, program strategy, and trial designs, while driving excellence and optimization, enabling more efficient planning and execution.

Primary Responsibilities: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the job requirements at the time it was prepared. The job requirements of any position may change over time and may include additional responsibilities not specifically described in the job description. Consult with your supervision regarding your actual job responsibilities and any related duties that may be required for the position.

Clinical Program Design

  • Responsible for leading the approach to program design, placement decisions, and related considerations (e.g., scaling of Decentralized Clinical Trials, Value Based Research principles, and enabling Lilly’s goals for diverse representation in clinical trials, etc.)

  • Responsible for developing and leading the approach to data taxonomies in support of eCOA and SoA designs and related considerations

  • Responsible for driving standardization in design within and across therapeutic areas via utilization of taxonomies

  • Responsible for communicating insights for strategies that can optimize trial and program design for time, value, cost, and/or risk considerations while creating accessibility and pathways for participation in Lilly clinical trials

  • Collaborate with asset team to bring data and insights to support asset strategy, program, and trial design decisions

  • Anticipate and ensure completion of modeling and scenario needs by applying clinical development, TA, and analytics expertise

  • Support the use of real-world data and collaborate cross functionally to bring to inform design

  • Promote data-driven and risk-based decision making

Strategic and Technical Leadership

  • Support evaluation of new data sources and capabilities that can enhance program and study design decisions

  • Advise leadership on technologies and process improvements that will enhance functionality and productivity of the team

  • Provide business user requirements for existing or new technologies and related data sources

  • Lead the development, release, and adoption of new data, tools and capabilities among users and consumers across CDDA

  • Provides coaching within the organization that fosters inclusion and innovation, and an external understanding and awareness

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific or health-related field

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, drug development, data analytics and/or related fields

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B, or TN status) for this employment position

Other Information/Additional Preferences:

  • Therapeutic expertise and knowledge of the clinical research landscape; ability to acquire and maintain expertise to support portfolio needs

  • Post-graduate degree(s), e.g., Pharm D, M.S.

  • Analytical ability to use sophisticated software systems while synthesizing data and information

  • Demonstrated experience in navigating ambiguity

  • Critical thinking, learning agility, and strategic reasoning

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