Health Economics Specialist

London, City of London, England
16 Jun 2021
23 Jun 2021
HEOR, Market Access
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Health Economics Specialist

Location: London

Competitive salary & benefits

Closing date: 1st July

Do you have expertise in, and passion for supporting the delivery of health economic content for HTA submissions ? Would you like to apply your expertise in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines?

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious disease. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.

At AstraZeneca UK, we bring life-changing medicines to patients across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice. If you're inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do - join us!

It has been agreed that our AstraZeneca UK Commercial head office will move from Luton to Pancras Square, London in early 2022. This role will be initially based in our Luton office, until this move takes place.

Our move to Pancras Square offers us the strongest possible platform to transform the lives of patients in the UK, as the country's leading biopharmaceutical company. It will bring AstraZeneca UK closer to our customers, partners and stakeholders in the UK's healthcare environment, as well as foster greater collaboration with the wider AstraZeneca footprint.

What you'll do:

  • Provide broad support and take the lead on segments, of the delivery of health economic content for HTA submissions to convey the value of AstraZeneca medicines, with the aim of securing national level patient access for Oncology Business Unit products.

  • Work in conjunction with the Health Economics Manager and global HEOR function to shape the development of cost utility analysis models, systematic literature reviews, network meta analyses and other payer-related materials for HTA.

  • Research prior appraisals to gain understanding of relevant considerations.

  • Tailor final deliverables to meet UK HTA needs, via "hands on" approach, including development of budget impact analysis.

  • Support the writing of cost-effectiveness section for submissions to NICE, SMC and AWMSG, working collaboratively with UK MA colleagues and Medical team.

  • Provide high quality responses to technical assessor questions.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Postgraduate qualification in health economics

  • Experience in applied health economics and developing HE content for HTA submissions in either a HEOR agency or in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Ability to be able to develop cost-utility analysis and budget impact models in Microsoft Excel

  • Working knowledge (or above) of Microsoft VBA

  • Demonstrable record of collaborative working and personal delivery to agreed timelines

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong written skills

  • Experience of training non-Health Economists in the effective delivery of HE outputs

  • Experience in oncology therapy area


  • First degree in economics, life sciences, mathematics or similar

  • Experience of managing external suppliers

  • Other experience beyond Health Economics (e.g. NHS or broader market access)

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society.

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