Director-(Principal Scientist) - Outcomes Research
Under the guidance of a Senior Principal Scientist /Senior Director, CORE (Center for Observational & Real-world Evidence), the incumbent will have responsibilities for developing the integrated evidence strategy, including HTA/reimbursement and overall Real World evidence strategies, for one or more in-line and/or developmental company drugs on a worldwide basis and for planning and implementing Outcomes Research and Real-World evidence programs to meet the value evidence needs of payers, health systems, and clinicians The role involves interactions with HTA agencies, HTA/reimbursement experts and company country affiliates to obtain in-depth understanding of country-specific.
HTA/reimbursement needs related to the product and all phases of outcomes research including design and implementation of retrospective database studies, assessment of patient reported outcomes, epidemiological studies and economic modeling. The position encompasses global responsibilities that are aligned with Customer Business Lines strategies and direct market responsibilities in the U.S. aligned with the U.S. Market strategy. The incumbent will contribute to product development and marketing strategies to ensure that product value is defined and developed. The Principal Scientist will also work closely with Global Market Access, Global Medical Affairs, Franchise Teams and company affiliates to ensure OR programs are consistent with strategies in key countries.
This position will focus on a key asset in Global Pharma /Primary and Specialty Care. Specific roles include but are not limited to:
Provide leadership in developing OR strategies and plans for developmental compounds and obtain cross-divisional senior management approval
Critically assess drivers and barriers to reimbursement and market access and identify value evidence needs to provide strategic input into clinical and market development programs. Bring strong payer and HTA/reimbursement focus into the Cross Functional Team(s)
Contribute to the integrated evidence strategy including HTA/OR strategy and generate evidences for HTA/reimbursement purposes
Develop and evaluate health programs leveraging different parts of health care systems that can enhance value and use of company products
Implement programs to document the burden and cost of diseases, unmet medical need, patient reported outcomes (PRO) and the value of drug therapy as outlined in the OR planning process and generates data on a worldwide basis to support pricing and reimbursement
Develop value evidence deliverables (e.g., global value dossier, health economic evaluations, etc.) and their adaptation to generate country-specific data supporting pricing and reimbursement
Work with the company's Investigator Study Program Committee to evaluate outcomes research study protocols for studies in local markets
Support company affiliates to understand local needs, adapt health economic evaluations, customize Outcomes Research documents such as protocols and reimbursement dossier, which includes the development of the worldwide template document including global value dossier and input forms, design of data collection forms for customization to countries, and in collaboration with company affiliates, adaptation of the document according to local requirements
Responsible for maintaining awareness of scientific developments within his/her areas of expertise, both in terms of new methodology and new activities to establish communications with key outcomes research and health economics scientific leaders
Publishes articles in scientific journals and presents outcomes research data at international/national congresses
Doctoral degree from a recognized school of medicine, public health, pharmacy, or economics - OR - Master's Degree required from a recognized school of medicine, public health, management, pharmacy, or economics
5 years post PhD or 7 years post Master's degree of relevant experience in the areas of health economics, outcomes research, market access, HTA or related field
Strong leadership and strategic thinking skills
A track record of scientific presentations and publications
Good understanding of HTA/reimbursement and market access needs in key markets
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