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AbbVie Senior Specialist, Epidemiology Services in North Chicago, Illinois

Senior Specialist, Epidemiology Services

USA, Illinois, Lake County

Research & Development

Requisition #2002495

The Senior Specialist, Medical Services will provide a broad range of epidemiological expertise to fulfill a variety of regulatory or non-regulatory safety related projects.


  • Perform independent analysis of data from epidemiology studies including critical appraisal and in-depth reviews of the scientific literature.

  • Will manage and manipulate large databases with millions of record

  • Perform statistical analysis of data

  • Manage, implement & communicate epidemiological interpretation of published literature to relevant PST teams

  • Assist in the writing and publishing of scientific articles, presentations and posters

  • Assist in protocol development, questionnaire design and statistical analysis plan for primary research

  • Represent GSP on various sub-teams and provide epidemiology expertise and recommendations

  • Present complex scientific data clearly to groups with varying levels of epidemiology

  • Contribute to the formulation of regulatory responses.

  • Resourcefully provides creative solutions to complex epidemiology, regulatory and systems problems


  • MPH or MSdegree with 3-5 years of epidemiology, and/or public health experience.

  • SASprogramming experience required

  • Industry experiencepreferred

  • Computer proficient (Windows, Word, Excel, Access, SAS andEndnote).

  • Has the ability to initiate quantitative methodology toanswer research questions.

  • Experience with pharmaceutical safety databases and AEreporting conventions (e.g. MedDRA).

  • Has the ability to interpret ICH/FDA regulations, guidelinesaffecting Drug Safety issues, and awarenessof impact of external factors e.g. regulatory changes.

  • Has the ability to interpret product labeling/literature forproducts, including their safety profile.

  • Applies medical, therapeutic and GPRMS product knowledge tomake sound decisions on process improvements.

  • Conveysinformation and recommendations in a logical manner to colleagues (e.g. writesmemos describing project progress, demonstrates an ability to organize andinterpret data effectively; reviews and edits reports from vendors to maximizetheir value.

  • Initiate sometraining for epidemiology and non epidemiology staff.

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday), Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

  • Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Level Code: M