VP, R&D Data Science Immunology Portfolio Lead (AI/ML & RWE) | MD / PhD | Top 5 Pharma | HYBRID: RETAINED SEARCH

Cornerstone Search Group
September 9, 2022
HYBRID, Greater New York City Area, United States of America
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VP, R&D Data Science Program Leadership (RWE - AI/ML - Digital Health) – IMMUNOLOGY | MD / PhD / PharmD | Top 10 Pharma | HYBRID: RETAINED SEARCH

Cornerstone Search Group has been retained by a Top 10 Pharma to identify a strategic and innovative R&D leader (MD / PhD / PharmD) with Immunology knowledge, drug development experience, and exposure and interest in data science (artificial intelligence / machine learning algorithms, image recognition, NLP, RWE, digital health initiatives) to serve in a highly visible and impactful team leadership role that sits on the cross-functional R&D therapeutic area executive leadership team and champions, architects, and develops cutting-edge data science programs for all facets of R&D (from Discovery through to Global Phase III / Regulatory Submission).

This VP and his/her/they team of direct and in-direct reports will define and oversee the execution of strategic and ambitious data science programs in order to accelerate and improve the likelihood of success of the company’s vast Immunology R&D efforts.

This position is focused on the strategic use of Data Science (AI/ML, RWE, Digital Health) and thus does not require a technical data science or programming background. This is not a programming role and will not manage programmers. There is a separate team of programmers and epidemiologists who upon your direction will be responsible for technical development and implementation.

Our client is open to an individual who has worked in Pharma / Biotech, in a pharmaceutical consulting firm, in a Data Science / AI/ML / RWE / Digital Health vendor, or in Academia who has Immunology experience and has focused their career in such relevant R&D functional areas as Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Clinical Development, RWE, Data Science, etc.

LOCATION: Our client, which is based in the NJ/PA pharmaceutical corridor, will consider candidates from Maryland / Virginia / Washington, DC on a hybrid work arrangement. Our client will consider candidates who live in other Eastern states (e.g., NY, MA, CT) or live in California as our client has multiple sites and will consider a hybrid work arrangement if working on-site every week is not feasible.


  • Ideally MD / PhD / PharmD
  • Experience with or exposure to the application of Data Science (AI/ML, RWE, NLP, image recognition, digital health, etc.) tools to Research / Discovery and/or Clinical Development / Regulatory Submissions
  • Therapeutic area experience with Immunology and/or Autoimmunity (e.g., MS, HAE, AAT, PNH, etc.)
  • A passion for helping patients faster and better coupled with a vision of how data science can help accomplish that.
  • Strong leadership, management, influencing and problem-solving skills with the ability to present technical solutions effectively.

To learn more specific details, please contact Rita Boyle or Corey Ackerman (contact information below)


Rita Boyle | Partner (20+ yrs Executive Search experience | 14 yrs at Cornerstone)

E: rboyle@cornerstonesg.com | P: 973.656.0220 x735 | M: 908.334.1904

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ritaboyle

Corey Ackerman, JD | Senior Partner (21 yrs at Cornerstone)

E: cackerman@cornerstonesg.com | P: 973.656.0220 x 716

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/coreyackerman

CORNERSTONE SEARCH GROUP – Life Sciences Executive Search

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