Director of Quantitative Sciences, Research

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Flatiron Health has built an integrated real-world data engine that is unparalleled in its depth and accuracy and gives our life science partners the capability to ask questions about data that weren't answerable until now. Our Quantitative Sciences team leads the scientific research, data delivery and analytical solutions to help our partners answer these questions and unlock the utility of our data for the benefit of cancer patients. 

We are looking for a Director-level leader with deep expertise in healthcare-related quantitative research, experience applying real world data for drug development and access and who is excited to make an immediate impact in a critical space. This position requires outstanding problem-solving, analytical, communication and leadership skills; experience with (people) managing quantitative/data scientists at various levels; and the drive to lead key organizational initiatives while overseeing the execution of deliverables by team members in a timely and high-quality fashion. You will collaborate with a cross-functional team of leaders including medical oncologists, product managers, regulatory affairs specialists, software engineers and customer account leaders to build our R&D roadmap as well as help develop, commercialize, and deliver our data and analytics products. 

Here is what you need to know about the role, our team and why Flatiron Health could be the right next step in your career.

What You’ll Do

  • Oversee data and analytic deliverables, including sign-off on requirements, analysis plans and reports, and ensure adherence to data quality standards
  • Oversee and contribute to strategic and analytical roadmaps of R&D initiatives
    • Leverage statistical, epidemiological and outcomes research subject matter expertise, as well as a solid understanding of our data models and RWD-appropriate analytic methods, to provide guidance on endpoint development, integration of new data types for research and commercialization, and appropriateness of different analytical strategies 
  • Sponsor key initiatives focussed on driving efficiency and sustainability in our daily work, including efficient infrastructure, process improvements, and optimal resourcing strategies
  • People manage (as first and second manager) key teams of scientists within the QS organization
  • Coach and provide career and technical mentorship to direct reports, including
    • Enable and unblock QS members to be accountable for assessing project feasibility, developing and executing SAPs, and presenting results to cross-disciplinary audiences
    • Evaluate QS resourcing needs for current and future projects in collaboration with cross-disciplinary leadership
    • Ensure adherence to business processes, encourage consistent approaches across QS and the broader business with respect to analyses, ensure data quality standards and enforce best scientific practices
  • Collaborate closely with internal and external stakeholders
    • Collaborate with other QS managers for functional initiatives
    • Collaborate with cross-disciplinary stakeholders (e.g., medical oncologists, product managers, software engineers) on delivering business and scientific initiatives
    • Lead Flatiron in technical/statistical/analytical discussions with our external stakeholders (including life science companies, regulatory agencies, academic institutions and health technology assessment bodies), building and developing strong relationships with them
    • Provide internal and external outreach through scientific publications, and presentations at internal and external scientific forums/conferences 

Who You Are

You are an analytical thinker with experience using real-world data in drug development and/or market access. You are excited by the prospect of rolling up your sleeves to tackle meaningful problems each and every day. You are a kind, passionate and collaborative problem-solver who seeks and gives candid feedback, and values the chance to make an important impact. 

  • You hold a PhD in a quantitative discipline such as biostatistics, epidemiology, applied statistics, health economics, or a related discipline, with at least 5-6 years of relevant industry experience (post PhD)
    • Alternatively, you hold a Masters in one of the quantitative disciplines aforementioned and at least 8 years of relevant industry experience
  • You have experience collaborating with researchers in the life science industry, academia, or government agencies
  • You enjoy being a people manager, and are a natural teacher; you have a passion for mentoring and coaching those of various backgrounds and levels of experience
  • You have the ability to juggle multiple internal and external interactions and deadlines simultaneously, and the adaptability to collaborate with individuals at all levels and disciplines
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills and a deep attention to detail
  • You are independent, self-motivated, self-directed and proactive
  • You can represent the data and analysis strategy, and get in the technical weeds to explain it to our customers

Bonus

  • Oncology experience
  • Experience developing real-world endpoints

Why You Should Join Our Team

A career at Flatiron is a chance to work with everyone involved in the future of cancer care and research—all under one roof. Researchers, data scientists, designers, clinicians, technologists and many more all work together to improve cancer care and accelerate research.

At Flatiron, we strive to build and maintain an environment where employees from all backgrounds are valued, respected and have the opportunity to succeed. You'll also find a culture of continuous learning, broad and inclusive employee support offerings, and a commitment to supporting our team members in all aspects of their lives—at home, at work and everywhere in between. We offer: 

  • Flatiron University training curriculum which includes presentation skills, meeting mastery, coding languages and more
  • Career coaching opportunities
  • Hackathons for all employees (not just our engineers!)
  • Professional development benefit for attending conferences, industry events and external courses
  • Work/life autonomy via flexible work hours and flexible paid time off
  • Generous parental leave (16 weeks for either parent)
  • Back-up child care
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that encourage our employees to share their unique experiences and perspectives
  • Flatiron-sponsored fitness classes

Flatiron Health is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics

 COVID-19: Pursuant to Flatiron's health and safety protocol relating to COVID-19, candidates selected for hire must disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status and must be fully vaccinated in order to access our offices or travel to customer sites, subject to legally required exemptions for disability or sincerely-held religious belief. Flatiron will engage in an interactive process as appropriate for the particular position. For external-facing roles, especially those involving contact with vulnerable individuals, accommodations for unvaccinated status may not be feasible.

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Location

Our office at One Soho is easily accessible and modern, and has all the amenities our employees need to be comfortable, productive and collaborative.

An Insider's view of Flatiron Health

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

An engineer and oncologist work together over several weeks to build an algorithm from a naive prototype to a highly specialized and flexible rule set that can accurately represent the lines of therapy for 95% of patients within a specific disease subset.

Abhishek

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

As engineering manager, I am invested in the professional development of the people I work with. I train team members by pulling them out of their comfort zones to the uncomfortable territory. At Flatiron, it is one of our values - greatness and comfort rarely co-exist.

Kevin

Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Instead of studying the cells, I now have the opportunity to write about the patients. I can tell their stories through the research lens and enable them to advance clinical cancer research through their experiences. I certainly never lose sight of the human behind the cell anymore.

Rana

Medical Writer

What are Flatiron Health Perks + Benefits

Flatiron Health Benefits Overview

We are committed to providing our employees with the resources they need both in and outside of work to enable them to focus their working hours on improving cancer care and accelerating cancer research, and their non-working hours on everything else life has to offer.

We offer a full range of benefits to support our employees and their families. These benefits include health and wellness, family planning, financial planning and time away. Additionally, we offer a variety of day-to-day perks and benefits that foster an inclusive culture, nurture our community and invest in each team member’s professional development.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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