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CVS Health Lead Data Scientist - RWE (Real World Evidence) in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Bring your heart to CVS Health. Every one of us at CVS Health shares a single, clear purpose: Bringing our heart to every moment of your health. This purpose guides our commitment to deliver enhanced human-centric health care for a rapidly changing world. Anchored in our brand — with heart at its center — our purpose sends a personal message that how we deliver our services is just as important as what we deliver. Our Heart At Work Behaviors™ support this purpose. We want everyone who works at CVS Health to feel empowered by the role they play in transforming our culture and accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver solutions to make health care more personal, convenient and affordable.

Position Summary

CVS Health Clinical Trial Services™ has an exciting opportunity to join our Real-World Evidence (RWE) team to accelerate the development of robust product solutions to meet the needs of pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Through our real-world data analytics, patient-reported data, and patient-directed intervention products, our team has delivered on significant real-world evidence generation and contributed to several peer-reviewed research publications. Our model is reflective of the value achieved by keeping the patient at the core of what we do.

As the Lead Data Scientist, Real-World Evidence Generation, you will be working in a multi-disciplinary team and in collaboration with clients and prospective clients. You will be the main scientific leader on new research opportunities, working cross-functionally with input from business development, medical and operational colleagues to lead the design of scientifically rigorous studies anchored to the client’s business needs and research objectives.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in biostatistics, health economics, outcome research, epidemiology, or other related fields with minimum of 5+ years of experience if MS; or PhD with 3+ year experience in:

  • Designing, executing, and analyzing research studies utilizing claims data, electronic medical record data, or other real-world health data

  • Extracting actionable insights from the analysis and interpreting outcomes of complex models to present to diverse audiences including technical, non-technical, and senior leaders

  • Managing design implementation and cross functional initiatives, and communicating effectively and confidently with life sciences clients, project team members, and senior management

  • Working with real world data and have a strong understanding of analytics and how it is leveraged within the life sciences industry

Preferred Qualifications

  • A significant contribution to the scientific literature, through published peer-reviewed abstracts, manuscripts, and presentation

  • A deep understanding of the RWD landscape and what differentiates the CVS Health data offerings

  • Specific familiarity with the CVS and Aetna data sets

  • Specific experience interaction with HEOR/RWE/Med Affairs stakeholders at life sciences companies as either a vendor, partner, or collaborator


  • Master’s Degree in biostatistics, health economics, outcome research, epidemiology, or other related fields

Pay Range

The typical pay range for this role is:

$118,450.00 - $247,200.00

This pay range represents the base hourly rate or base annual full-time salary for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls. The actual base salary offer will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education, geography and other relevant factors. This position is eligible for a CVS Health bonus, commission or short-term incentive program in addition to the base pay range listed above. This position also includes an award target in the company’s equity award program. In addition to your compensation, enjoy the rewards of an organization that puts our heart into caring for our colleagues and our communities. The Company offers a full range of medical, dental, and vision benefits. Eligible employees may enroll in the Company’s 401(k) retirement savings plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan is also available for eligible employees. The Company provides a fully-paid term life insurance plan to eligible employees, and short-term and long term disability benefits. CVS Health also offers numerous well-being programs, education assistance, free development courses, a CVS store discount, and discount programs with participating partners. As for time off, Company employees enjoy Paid Time Off (“PTO”) or vacation pay, as well as paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Number of paid holidays, sick time and other time off are provided consistent with relevant state law and Company policies. For more detailed information on available benefits, please visit jobs.CVSHealth.com/benefits

We anticipate the application window for this opening will close on: 05/31/2024

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, promotion, or any other personnel action based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.