Reflections on Statistics Career Opportunities in Drug Development and Healthcare

Interview with Jenny Devenport

Jenny has encountered several highly competent people throughout her career who have admitted that they entered one path or another based on certain assumptions that were not entirely correct. Further, she has talked with interns about their future career interests and she sees them teetering on the edges of some same fallacies. It’s all fun and science until you have to get a job. As you will make this decision at some point, Jenny wants to give you a few key points to consider when evaluating potential statistics / data science careers in drug development and healthcare. 

Join us while Jenny and I talk about these important reflections and answer the important following points:

1. Get comfortable with ambiguity. 

2. Manage your energy.  

3. Being right is not enough. 

4. It’s about impact.  

5. Academia or industry?

Here’s the link to the LinkedIn article, which we refer to in the episode

Jenny Devenport

Director, Biostatistics at Roche

Agile, results-driven, Biostatistics and Health Outcomes Leader with extensive experience in building/ developing teams, encouraging effective cross-functional collaboration, and championing scientific curiosity to improve patient care through rigorous analysis and effective communication. Adept in devising and delivering change management strategies and organizational training to maintain employee motivation and focus in an evolving marketplace. Proficient at articulating and measuring strategic impact of evidence generation and communication initiatives. 

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