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Job Description:

Parexel was recognized with the first-ever Scrip Award for Best Use of Real-World Evidence, and the Team is growing!

If you’re looking for an opportunity to use your medical informatics expertise and leverage RWE to help move healthcare forward, please consider applying to the Data Scientist/Scientific Data Steward Director role.

The Data Scientist/Scientific Data Steward Director ensures that the scientific or real-world data used in a given solution is fit-for-purpose and is used in a manner compliant with the data use agreement and applicable law. Consultation is provided to users of the data in order to ensure that use is optimized.

The Data Scientist/Scientific Data Steward Director will also be responsible for accountability supporting activities which will include:

  • Scientific and Real-World Data Asset Access
  • Recognize gaps in Parexel’s data access and pursues solutions
  • Works on complex issues related to data application and analyses requirements to remedy them
  • Serves as a consultant to others on the use of the data in clinical research
  • Identify, assess, and recommend options to expand access to RWD and scientific data
  • Contribute to decision-making on whether to strategically partner with select data providers
  • Develop working knowledge of data sets assigned to steward
  • Keep specifications up-to-date in the data catalog (e.g., new functionality)
  • Promote updates to common patient counts (non-project)
  • Match data asset/partner w/ specific project needs (coordinate with SD Solutions Architect)
  • He/she will also be responsible for vendor / provider management which will include the following:
    • Serves as relationship manager / primary point of contact for data provider
    • Establishes governance structure for relationship (e.g. Including regular meeting on status, performance, capability, emerging requirements)
    • Identify ways in which the partnership can be strengthened (e.g., improve direct access, feasibility turnaround)
    • Ensure data partner’s needs/expectations are being met
    • Work with Procurement/LRM to establish/manage MSAs
    • Follow up on how projects are going and what can be improved in terms of the PXL-partner relationship
  • Additionally, he/she will also be responsible for infrastructure & platform design which will include the following:
    • Evaluates data requirements to optimize services, and grow the Parexel RWD based market share
    • Develop descriptive content that can be used in capability presentations, proposals, protocols/SAPs, study reports, etc.
    • Surfaces observations and trends that can inform further growth
  • The Data Scientist/Scientific Data Steward will also be responsible for relationship management which will include the following:
    • Develop and maintain working relationships with business units, clients and SDO functional units, vendors, providers; at minimum, Global Data Operations, Corporate IT, Technical Quality Management, Legal and Risk Management, Procurement, Data Privacy, Project team personnel, Leaders of internal businesses SDO is supporting
    • Champions the development of and delivery against the mutual business objectives of the data organization and its business partners
  • Lastly, he/she will also ensure compliance with operating standards, policies, regulations, SOPs, privacy and data security standards; facilitate project-specific contracting needs; represent Parexel in professional societies; and present on behalf of Parexel at key events and meetings.


To ensure success at Parexel as a Data Scientist/Scientific Data Steward, individuals must possess the following:


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer focus (internal and external)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work with a decentralized team
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to align day to day activities with SDO strategy

Knowledge and Experience:

  • In depth understanding of the clinical research process and business, medicines and medical device development, healthcare market and related sectors
  • Broad cross-functional experience in the healthcare, scientific and real-world data environment
  • Demonstrated ability to apply scientific or real-world data solutions to address clinical or commercial questions and needs
  • Experienced in budgets and cost evaluation of RWD based solutions
  • Excellent understanding of project management principles
  • 8 or more years of related experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in biomedical informatics, public health, data science, life sciences or related field required
  • Advanced degree in biomedical informatics, public health, data science, life sciences or related field preferred

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