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Analyst - Health Technology Assessment

Employer
Costello Medical
Location
Cambridge, London, Bristol, UK
Salary
£39,000 per annum
Start date
20 May 2024
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Discipline
HEOR, Medical Communications
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Graduate

Job Details

About the Role

By joining the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) division you will work on the successful delivery of projects to demonstrate the clinical and health economic value of some of the newest and most innovative therapies in development. In countries where HTA represents the final hurdle before a new therapy can achieve patient access, your work will have a direct impact on the successful reimbursement of these therapies. To date, the HTA team at Costello Medical have worked on over 200 submissions to national reimbursement agencies, including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) and the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE).

As an HTA Analyst you will work closely with your clients to develop the HTA strategy for their product that then informs the delivery of multiple project types including the medical writing of HTA submission dossiers, the organisation of HTA advisory boards and the conducting of clinical and economic systematic literature reviews (SLRs). The HTA team also work collaboratively with our Health Economics and Statistics (HES) team to develop health economic models including budget impact models and cost-effectiveness analyses. Many of our Analysts in HTA have gone on to study for a fully-funded postgraduate Masters degree in Health Economics from the University of York.

You will work in project teams alongside experienced colleagues from all divisions, who provide one-to-one training on the technical aspects of the role, as well as on 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 teleconferences and face-to-face meetings with external stakeholders.

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

To learn more about the tailored personal and professional development we offer at Costello Medical, as well as what a typical day is like for a variety of roles, please click here: https://www.costellomedical.com/careers/working-at-costello-medical/

To learn more about the recruitment process for our Analyst/Medical Writer role, please click here: https://apply.workable.com/costello-medical/

About You

In addition to the specific scientific skills and experience you need to succeed in your role, we have developed a framework that details the key skills, approaches and mindsets that are essential for all Analysts to display in order to excel in their role with us. Embodying these will support your growth and development throughout your career at Costello Medical.

Whilst an interest for health economics or statistics is required, unlike our Statistician and Health Economist roles, applicants are not expected to have experience with modelling or programming for this position.

Essential requirements for the role are:

  • An interest in working with numerical data
  • The ability to handle quantitative data comfortably
  • An aptitude for, and experience of, planning and writing scientific documents which could include lab reports, dissertations, poster or oral presentations and articles for websites or student magazines, peer-reviewed scientific publications, book chapters, grant applications and regulatory documents
  • Being self-motivated and enthusiastic, with a genuine interest in healthcare and an eagerness to learn and develop your skills
  • An exceptional level of attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage your time to work across multiple projects at the same time and prioritise tasks appropriately to maximise productivity Exceptional written English, which you will use in including client work, email communication and internal messaging Effective verbal communication skills, which you will use when working with colleagues and clients
  • The ability to tailor your communication style for a variety of audiences, including healthcare professionals, patient groups, suppliers, clients, non-scientific colleagues and governmental bodies
  • A proactive mindset, including the ability to recognise challenges and suggest solutions with limited guidance
  • A collaborative approach to working, where you share knowledge with others in your team to promote the attainment of a common objective, and work together to overcome obstacles to success
  • The self-awareness to reflect on your own work and performance, alongside a willingness to take ownership of your work and the development of your career
  • A willingness to get involved with, and contribute to, your wider division Embodying Costello Medical’s values, which includes being committed to delivering high quality work, championing innovation in healthcare, acting with integrity and supporting your colleagues as they would support you Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Desired requirements for this role are:

  • Experience with health economic theory, literature reviews or meta-analyses
  • Advanced skills in Excel and knowledge of VBA Familiarity with the R programming language

What We Offer

A starting salary of £39,000. Please click here to learn about our reward package and the other benefits of working for Costello Medical: https://www.costellomedical.com/careers/benefits-package-in-the-uk/

Please note that this role is available in our Global Headquarters in Cambridge, as well as our London and Bristol offices. You can learn more about our office locations here: www.costellomedical.com/careers/locations. We have start dates available throughout 2024 which occur on a monthly basis. You will be asked to detail your preferred start date within your application.

How to Apply

You are required to submit your CV and a cover letter via our online application form https://apply.workable.com/costello-medical/. In your cover letter, you must explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical, with examples to support both. As written communication is a vital skill for this role, if your cover letter is suspected to have been generated by Artificial Intelligence (AI), your application is likely to be disqualified. Your CV should clearly state the dates of all qualifications and grades achieved where applicable.

Please contact the Talent Acquisition team at recruitment@costellomedical.com if you have any questions about the role or application process.

We can provide visa sponsorship for eligible candidates for our Analyst role. You will be asked to provide details of your right to work in the UK within your application, however this will have no impact on the processing of your application

Company

Costello Medical is a rapidly growing global healthcare agency specialising in medical communication and health economic and outcomes research. 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. 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. Our vision is to be a community of the very best people, constantly challenging ourselves to make meaningful and outstanding contributions to improving healthcare.

We are committed to our company values which are central to creating our 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 Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list for three consecutive years.

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Telephone
+441223913020
Location
50/60 Station Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB1 2JH
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