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Bilingual Mandarin Epidemiologist

costello-medical · 25 days ago

Role Summary

  • Responsibilities: You will be working on projects that contribute to the design, execution and subsequent reporting of prospective, retrospective or cross-sectional real-world studies for a range of clients, including the industry’s most successful pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, patient and public health bodies and charitable organisations
  • Salary: From RMB 14,000 per month. We are able to offer a higher starting salary for more experienced candidates
  • Benefits: Hybrid working options, generous holiday allowance, flexible working hours, comprehensive travel insurance, full funding for external training time off in lieu for any business trips outside working hours, medical expense cash allowance and more
  • Role Type: Full-time, permanent
  • Start Date: We are currently recruiting for start dates throughout 2024
  • Location: Our new recruit will be based in our Shanghai office

Real-World Evidence at Costello Medical

Our Real-World Evidence (RWE) team is growing quickly through demand from both new and existing clients, and we have an exciting opportunity for an Epidemiologist to join our friendly and collaborative team. The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping the future of Costello Medical’s RWE service offering.

Our RWE team contribute to the design, execution and subsequent reporting of prospective, retrospective or cross-sectional real-world studies. They develop protocols and statistical analysis plans (in collaboration with our Statisticians, clients and external experts), acquire and analyse data, and communicate the methodologies and results in both written and oral formats. Studies include data from patient registries, claims databases, prospective studies or any other source of real-world data, and involve a wide range of research questions on burden of disease, clinical effectiveness or economic topics, among others.

About the Role

Following the exciting development of the launch of our new Shanghai office, we are recruiting for an Epidemiologist to join us there as we develop our work for clients based in the region. You will work closely with our experienced global team, including colleagues in Singapore who are currently delivering work for our clients in China, as well as colleagues in our UK offices.

This is an exciting time to join the Costello Medical team as we are growing rapidly in Shanghai, Singapore and internationally. This growth has been driven by our commitment to delivering exceptional levels of customer service and high-quality work. You will work in project teams alongside colleagues from all specialities to ensure that RWE projects are completed to an exceptionally high standard, on time and in line with client expectations.

You will receive one-to-one training on the technical aspects of the role, including project management and effective client communication. Delivering project work requires close collaboration with clients, and following a successful induction period you will increasingly participate in meetings with external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be someone who shows the potential to progress rapidly and who, with close mentoring, could take on project management and client responsibility in six to twelve months.

Our team typically work on several projects at one time and the results of each analysis can feed into publications, value materials, health economic models or health technology assessment submissions. You will therefore be exposed to a wide variety of the services offered by Costello Medical and a broad range of therapeutic areas.

Career Development & Opportunities

At Costello Medical, we are committed to providing long-term career development opportunities to all colleagues. As a result, we host promotion rounds twice per year with no restrictions on the number of promotions offered to those in the scientific teams. In 2022, we promoted 100 individuals across all the divisions and office locations.

As one of our newest offices, our Shanghai team are growing rapidly and this provides exciting opportunities for our colleagues to help shape the direction and future of this venture, as well as shaping their own careers.

To learn more about the tailored career progression we offer, please click below to read about our colleague’s experiences of progression:


About You

We are looking for individuals who are collaborative, self-motivated and enthusiastic with a genuine interest in healthcare and an eagerness to learn about new areas of science.

Essential requirements for the role are:

  • A degree level or higher qualification in a relevant subject is required (minimum CAP 4/5 or equivalent), although a Masters or PhD would be highly advantageous. Local graduates from 985 or 211 universities with CET-6 or TOEFL/IELTS test results are preferred
  • An exceptional written and spoken fluency in Mandarin (equivalent to native Mandarin language skills) and excellent written and spoken fluency in English in order to deliver client work across Asia, with a focus on China
  • A good understanding of epidemiological techniques and data analysis methods
  • A good understanding of statistical techniques, sufficient to engage in technical discussions with our Statisticians
  • The technical ability, coupled with the written and oral communication skills, to explain complex techniques and results to non-experts
  • A good understanding of at least one programming language used for the analysis of large datasets (e.g. R or SAS), and the willingness and ability to rapidly develop your programming skills
  • A willingness to trial, explore or recommend new software or techniques that may suit specific projects
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, along with the ability to maintain a high level of customer service and the quality of deliverables under multiple competing demands
  • Highly organised, with the flexibility to respond to changing deadlines
  • The ability to use your initiative and work independently, in addition to working collaboratively within project teams
  • Familiarity with real-world healthcare data sources in Asia or elsewhere would be desirable but is not essential


Why Choose a Career as an Epidemiologist at Costello Medical?

Costello Medical is a rapidly growing global healthcare agency specialising in medical communications, market access and health economic and outcomes research. Our lasting client partnerships create a direct and measurable impact on the successful launch of novel therapies and devices across a wide range of disease areas.

We strongly recognise the importance of talent and feel we have a unique offering at Costello Medical to allow you to build a long-term career with us. Our vision is to be a community of the very best people, constantly challenging ourselves to make meaningful and outstanding contributions to improving healthcare.

  • Work with clients who respect and value you. We work with a wide range of clients, including the industry’s most successful pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, patient and public health bodies and charitable organisations. Thanks to our longstanding partnerships with clients, we receive respect from our clients who trust us to work alongside them as a strategic partner.
  • A truly varied role. You will have opportunities to work across a variety of projects types, with various clients and across multiple disease areas. As the company and our client base in China grows, new opportunities are always available. This also provides opportunities to experience new project types or, alternatively, to focus your career in one area of the business to become a thought leader in that area.
  • Have your say and shape your own career. Your voice matters; you will have a significant influence in team decisions, the direction of our projects and the growth of the Shanghai office. You will be encouraged to take your career in a direction that challenges you to meet your own goals. This is partly thanks to the flat structure at Costello Medical – our Leadership team are always available to provide support, advice or guidance when needed.
  • We are invested in our culture. We are committed to our company values which promote a fun, friendly and innovative workplace in which we strive to deliver the highest standards of quality. As a result, we have been listed in The Top 100 Companies to Work For list for five consecutive years, and achieved B Corp certification in 2022. These values are embraced by the entire company allows us to work in a setting free of internal politics and with a focus on the wellbeing and a good work-life balance.

The Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process includes a telephone interview with a member of the Talent Acquisition team, as well as an assessment for you to complete in your own time. If successful, you will be invited to an interview which will include a short presentation you can prepare for in advance. Our standard recruitment process lasts around one month however, this can be adapted if necessary.

We are recruiting for start dates in 2024 and you will be asked to state your availability on your application form. Whilst there are no set application deadlines, we strongly recommend applying as early as possible so that we can begin processing your application. The role may close when suitable candidates are found.

What We Offer

  • A starting salary of RMB 14,000 per month. However we may be able to offer a higher starting salary for more experienced candidates. Salary increases are typically awarded annually and again on promotion, which can be achieved in as little as 12 months
  • 14 days’ annual leave plus public holidays
  • Flexible benefits scheme offering additional holiday, cash payments and wellbeing benefits
  • Employer contributions to five social insurances and housing fund
  • Paid study leave and funding for external qualifications
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Regular company-funded social activities

Please click here to learn about our reward package and the other benefits of working for Costello Medical:

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter, you should explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical. Your CV should clearly state the dates of all qualifications and grades achieved where applicable. Please contact the Talent Acquisition team at if you have any questions about the role or application process.

Visa Sponsorship

Candidates must have their own right to work in China as we are unfortunately unable to support visa applications.

Last updated on May 27, 2024

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