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Associate Director, Digital Science



North Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

This role as a Digital Health Strategist serves a key leadership function to understand and interpret evidence gaps and address them with DHTs. You will be responsible for defining digital strategy, driving the development and validation of digital measurements, and leading evidence/insight generation in collaboration with study teams and Digital Science data scientists. You will also represent AbbVie externally through scientific communications and contribute to industry trade organizations and consortia to foster the adoption of digital solutions.


  • Identify asset strategy needs and define digital strategy accordingly. Collaborate with cross-functional teams within AbbVie to implement digital strategies, align to asset strategy and generate high-quality evidence suitable to support decision making, label enhancement, or market access.
  • Lead indication-wide Digital Strategy for evidence generation and serve as key strategic partner across asset strategy teams within a given indication in a Therapeutic Area.
  • Lead analytical validation studies of digital tools, adhere to PFDD, DDTQ, CTTI guidance as well as other relevant federal and international regulations, including GCP, ICH Guidelines, AbbVie Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and to functional quality standards. Stay abreast of new and evolving regulations, guidelines and policies related to digital health and clinical development.
  • Establish external presence and thought leadership in the field of drug development, digital medicine, algorithm development and clinical decision support tool validation with peer-reviewed journal publications and presentations at global congresses.
  • Help influence external stakeholders such as regulatory agencies, HTAs, advocacy groups, consortia, industry trade organizations, and investigators.
  • Manage multiple digital projects with people and project management skills, e.g. create project plans, value/KPI trackers, monitor scope, budget, timeline, and report milestones/progress.
  • Author digital strategy plans, digital data analysis plans, technical reports, and support publications and presentations.
  • Provide subject matter expertise input on the sections of documentation for regulatory agency meetings. Participate in said meetings to address technical questions raised by regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for mentoring and coaching junior and/or supporting matrix team members and ensure the proper methodologies and scientific rigor are applied to deliver high-quality results.
  • Identify business needs and develop guidance, SOPs, and good practice documents. Support/create training, workshops and educational webinars to help establish a knowledge base of digital health and digital endpoint development and strategy within AbbVie.


  • BS required. Graduate training preferred (MD or PhD with 6+ years, MS with 8+ years, or BS with 10+ years)
  • Training or relevant experience in human subjects research
  • Expert communication and presentation skills with demonstrated track record of scientific communication
  • Trusted team leader with people and team navigation skills
  • Deep understanding of contemporary digital measurement approaches and their application to understanding human health and disease
  • Functional understanding of signal processing, time-series, and associated statistics
  • Solid understanding of the drug development process, with demonstrated experience in seeing projects and assets progress through the pipeline
  • An understanding of the regulatory requirements for new digital endpoints, critical success factors and obstacles impacting device driven outcomes in successful regulatory label negotiations
  • Strong ability to collaborate with cross functional matrix teams and external experts to influence strategies
  • Ability to influence key stakeholders such as leadership teams, regulatory agencies, HTA bodies and investigators
  • Excellent understanding of changing pharmaceutical, regulatory, and technology environment

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law: ​

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.​

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.​

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs. ​

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs​

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law. ​

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.