Associate Director, Global Data Science & Analytics (GDSA)

at  Abbott Laboratories company

Sylmar, California, USA - 00000

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Immediate23 Feb, 2022Not Specified24 Nov, 20218 year(s) or aboveTraining,Communication Skills,Clinical Research,Bioinformatics,Data Science,Public Health,Working Experience,Health Economics,Outcomes Research,Development Projects,Epidemiology,Biostatistics,Biomedical EngineeringNoNo
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Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
For years, Abbott’s medical device businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine fingersticks.
Abbott currently has an opportunity for an Associate Director, Global Data Science & Analytics (GDSA). The preferred location is in Sylmar, CA, with an alternative location in Santa Clara, CA


Ph.D. and 8+ years of experience or MS and 10+ years of experience in biomedical engineering, health/biomedical sciences, epidemiology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, public health, or related field.


  • Minimum overall 10 years of working experience with progressive roles in clinical research, biomedical research, health economics and outcomes research, or data science in healthcare
  • Proven experience in leading healthcare research with a broad demonstrable knowledge of digital/analytics technologies and disciplines
  • Experience leading teams and managing multi-site development projects
  • Track record of building high-performing teams and making effective decisions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills



The Associate Director, GDSA will be responsible for overseeing data science activities related to an Abbott cardiovascular medical device business, such as Electrophysiology or Heart Failure. Data science activities include those related to real-world evidence, health economics research, business analytics, and digital health. As a senior leader of the GDSA team, the Associate Director will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to identify business needs, develop strategy, identify appropriate data sources and analytic methods, and deliver on specified timelines. The Associate Director will lead a cross-functional team of clinical researchers, data scientists, and data engineers in project planning and execution. In addition, the Associate Director will interact with key opinion leaders in the healthcare space, including physicians, regulators, and payors.


  • Collaborate with senior leaders within a business unit across functional domains to understand business needs and develop strategy, with the goal of reducing the burden of clinical trials by generating clinical and economic evidence with the use of real-world data.
  • Understand varied data types, including clinical study data, electronic health records, remote device monitoring data, and insurance claims data.
  • Investigate and develop new best practices and methodologies.
  • Partner with leaders in clinical affairs, regulatory, medical affairs and marketing for project selection and prioritization.
  • Communicate with regulatory agencies and payer organizations on real-world studies.
  • Cultivate relationships with key opinion leaders in the healthcare industry.
  • Oversee preparation of conference presentations and scientific manuscripts.
  • Oversee preparation of real-world evidence protocols and reports for regulatory agencies.
  • Support digital health and data science initiatives that deliver clinical and business insights.
  • Manage timelines and deliverables for a portfolio of projects.
  • Serve as a functional manager to scientists.


Min:8.0Max:10.0 year(s)


Pharma / Biotech / Healthcare / Medical / R&D

Clinical Pharmacy




Sylmar, CA, USA