Health Economics & Payer Evidence Lead

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Cambridgeshire, England, Cambridge
12 Feb 2021
12 Mar 2021
AstraZeneca UK
HEOR, Health Economics
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Health Economics & Payer Evidence Lead

Location: Cambridge, UK; Gaithersburg, USA; or Gothenburg, Sweden

Salary: Competitive

Opening date for applications: 11th February 2021

Closing date for applications: 11th March 2021

If you have in-depth knowledge of health economics and its application to pharmaceutical development in the international environment, this is an opportunity to take on a role with a world-leading pharmaceutical company. At AstraZeneca, we're looking for a Health Economics & Payer Evidence Lead to join us in one of our Global R&D hubs to support the Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolics portfolio.

Main duties and responsibilities:

You'll collaborate with Project and Payer teams to design and implement innovative health economic strategies for target product profiles/claims, global payer evidence plans, and market access and pricing strategies. An equally important part of your role will be to lead or influence the production of scientific evidence for robust portfolio decisions, global reimbursement dossiers and reimbursement/formulary documents.

You'll proactively contribute to evidence planning, predict and resolve issues that affect market access decisions, and take responsibility for detailed strategic and tactical planning and implementation of payer evidence plans. Part of your remit will involve preparing proposals for outsourced health economics projects and collaborating with local market affiliates to prepare evidence that satisfies payer needs in their markets. You'll also represent health economics in cross-functional project teams to ensure that worldwide payer needs are reflected in drug development programs.

Essential requirements:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory requirements from a global perspective and product development processes at all lifecycle stages

  • Diverse background in other evidence/scientific areas encouraged such as for example biostatistics, real world evidence, data science and patient reported outcomes. Ability to influence without authority and being a strong collaborator. Experience collaborating across more than one function and understanding how this contributes to achieving business objectives

  • Leadership skills and problem solving capabilities, demonstrated by an ability to evaluate threats and opportunities for health economics strategies and modify them as appropriate

  • Well-developed conceptual and integrative thinking with the capability to access internal and external resources for advice

  • Able to implement projects with a high degree of autonomy, including engaging key stakeholders.

  • An ability to communicate technical material clearly in writing and oral presentations to both scientific and commercial audiences.

  • Drive the publication policy to support payer needs, generate peer-reviewed scientific publications, as well as effective communication of sophisticated ideas for use with both payers and other partners.

  • Experience in drug development/reimbursement in Cardiovascular and/or Metabolics diseases is desirable but not essential.

  • Actively monitor and apply new analytical techniques and payer evidence trends

  • Interact with health technology appraisal authorities and advisors/key external experts in preparing materials for scientific advice or reimbursement submissions

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Graduate / College degree in biomedical science, business, quantitative disciplines or economics (essential)

  • Formal post graduate degree in health economics or a related quantitative discipline, or substantial work experience in the discipline (essential)

  • Payer launch experience at a local or global level (desirable)

  • Payer, Health Technology Assessment, public health, or health policy experience (desirable)

  • In-depth knowledge and technical capability in health economics and payer evidence needs, and its application to pharmaceutical development at an international level, especially economic modelling, evidence synthesis and other analytical techniques required to support payer needs.

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