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Decision Analytics Manager - Real World Evidence Analytics Lead (Princeton, NJ)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.


ZS' Business Consulting group partners with clients to design and deliver solutions to help them tackle a broad range of business challenges. Our teams work on multiple projects simultaneously, leveraging advanced data analytics and problem-solving techniques. Our recommendations and solutions are based on rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.

ZS’ R&D Excellence Practice brings together experts in Strategy, Clinical Execution, Data Sciences and Technology to empower client organizations achieve their passion for patient care, science and business success. Through our “Lifecycle Evidence Strategy”, “Clinical Trial Optimization”, “Medical Affairs” and “Real World Evidence” services, we deliver impact where it matters, from early drug development to commercialization. This role will be aligned with ZS R&D Excellence Practice Area supporting our business consulting and analytics services across multiple clients


DECISION ANALYTICS MANAGER/ Real World Evidence Analytics Lead



  • Serve as primary investigator for particular research projects, oversee complex projects, be responsible for aspects of project management;
  • Develops or oversees proposal development to ensure methodological soundness;
  • Perform research protocol design and write-up while directing data analysts in the execution of tasks such as patient selection, variable creation, analytical dataset creation;
  • Provide RWE consultation to optimize the use of real-world data to accelerate research, development and post market decisions;
  • Work closely with ZS client teams to lead client business development and client relationship development across our key client accounts;
  • Consistently deliver quality client services and drive high-quality work products within expected timeframes and on budget;
  • Monitor progress, manage risk and ensure key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes;
  • Effectively lead and motivate teams with diverse skills and backgrounds;
  • Provide constructive on-the-job feedback/coaching to team members. Foster an innovative and inclusive team-oriented work environment;
  • Play an active role in counseling and mentoring junior team members within ZS;
  • Demonstrate ability to quickly assimilate new knowledge.


  • PhD in Epidemiology, Pharmacy or Public Health with relevant experience (5-7 years); or MS with significant experience (7-10 years);
  • Experienced in quantitative methods in epidemiology, statistics, health economics, health outcomes research, with the focus on data analysis using observational data;
  • Good understanding of relevant methodology and statistics;
  • Deep understanding of research principles;
  • Knowledge of practical research;
  • Excellent communication skills including presentations.


ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Major Market: New Jersey