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Lilly Northern European Hub Lead - Real World Evidence (RWE) in United Kingdom

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.

Northern European Hub Lead - Real World Evidence (RWE)

The demand for high quality health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) and real-world evidence (RWE) to support drug development, health technology assessment/access decisions, product differentiation, and clinical decision making continues to increase. The Northern European (NE) Hub RWE Lead will provide strategic and operational leadership for RWE across all brands in the NE Hub. The NE Hub RWE Lead is accountable for leading a team of scientists focused on ensuring appropriate RWE is generated and disclosed or disseminated to support prioritized NE Hub customer needs, including payers, providers, and regulators This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to lead a dynamic team in delivering RWE solutions across Lilly’s exciting brand and disease area portfolio.

The Lead will manage a team of scientists and will use knowledge of health outcomes disciplines, therapeutic area, understanding of drug development and commercialization, and geographic market knowledge in the role. Research project ownership and execution is required. The lead may have duties ranging from developing and articulating product value propositions, patient reported outcomes strategies, real world evidence generation, and differentiation strategies using RWE research. Additional projects may focus on key healthcare policy issues that impact patient outcomes.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Develops and oversees RWE research strategy for compounds in the Lilly portfolio in the relevant therapeutic area(s).

  • Serves as a strategic partner on lead/core Hub teams and a key link between the Hub and Global teams involved in delivering RWE

  • Formulates and drives Real World Evidence, for priority products and countries within the NE Hub.

Study Development and Execution

  • Develops bold, high impact science for products across the lifecycle, to influence and support evidence needs for Lilly products in support of improving patient outcomes.

  • Applies technical expertise appropriate for the role (e.g., scope or depth in statistical analysis, clinical trials, observational/ epidemiologic research, or other value assessment) within a therapeutic area.

  • Applies disease state knowledge and research methods to generate RWE evidence for registration, pricing, reimbursement, access, and other external stakeholders such as health care practitioners.

Organizational Leadership and Influence

  • Links technical expertise with business acumen and establishes and maintains strategic relationships with key internal and external decision makers.

  • Effectively leads RWE evidence planning and implementation in collaboration with cross-functional teams across the lifecycle of the brand in the NE Hub.

  • Effectively integrates with and influences key business partners and external stakeholders to achieve goals and outcomes

Information Dissemination

  • Effectively communicates RWE information to internal business partners, the scientific community, and customers.

  • Drives research dissemination strategies and leads research communication efforts including abstracts, posters, podium presentations, promotional materials, and manuscripts.

  • Plan for, align, and drive application of results/ deliverables to increase the impact of RWE work

Environmental Awareness

  • Maintains awareness of significant developments in disease states in the Lilly portfolio and RWE field including current RWE methodologies and applications and other issues as appropriate for the position.

  • Anticipates and evaluates future market needs and trends for RWE information within pertinent therapeutic area and geography of interest.

  • Monitors and influences internal and external environmental factors that shape and impact generation and use of RWE research.

Project Management

  • Ensures RWE projects meet timelines, budget, and scope by coordinating research efforts with cross-functional Lilly business partners and external collaborators as appropriate.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Doctorate (PhD, MD) OR PharmD/MS degree with experience in creating, executing, and delivering outcomes strategies/projects.

  • Proven track record in leading impactful real-world evidence from study concept to dissemination of findings.

  • Previous leadership experience and demonstrated ability to build trust, gain alignment, deliver high performance, and achieve results

  • Strong comprehension and communication skills including the ability to translate and disseminate complex scientific information in a clear and concise manner

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and collaborate within and across teams

Additional Preferences/Information:

  • Deep understanding of health care system in at least one country in the NE Hub (UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland) and understanding of the UK Health care system

  • Understanding of and experience with health care delivery models and clinical research

  • Technical and analytic capabilities in one or more of the following areas: patient focused outcomes, real world evidence, burden of disease, epidemiology, statistics, health care policy

  • Demonstrated ability to drive research agendas to completion and dissemination

  • Ability to think and act with a customer focus and a solution orientation

  • Creative thinking and ability to lead the generation of innovative approaches to real world evidence

Additional Information:

  • Location is flexible in desired geography (UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland)

  • Domestic and international travel may be necessary.

About Lilly:

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

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