Cambridge, UK
Posted by: Astra Zeneca
05 Jul
03 Sep expires

Health Economics and Payer Evidence Lead

Cambridge, UK
Job Description

You will be an effective communicator, and have an in-depth, strategic, technical knowledge and tactical experience of health economics and payer evidence, and its application to pharmaceutical development throughout the development process. You will have launch experience (either at a global or local level), with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, understand and apply different technical approaches, and have wide understanding of different health technology assessment (HTA) approaches, as well as significant experience in payer evidence development and delivery in the pharmaceutical industry.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • High quality health economics and payer evidence input in to pharmaceutical development projects, payer evidence strategy and plans, and market access & pricing strategies

  • Matrix manage a cross functional team to support the development of payer strategy and evidence including payer statistical analyses, patient reported outcomes, health economics and real-world evidence.

  • Delivery of health economics and payer evidence related activities, and contribute to work streams, to ensure optimal access of our life changing medicines to patients

  • Deliver clear, customer-focused and robust Global Reimbursement Dossiers (GRDs)

  • Ensure target product profiles and target claims can meet payer needs and necessary supporting evidence is developed.

  • Application of quantitative skills to support decision-making processes, value demonstration and commercialization of products including through Health Technology Assessment (HTA).

  • Advocate and champion the need for scientifically sound trial and non-trial data (including RWE, economic modelling, meta-analyses, observational studies, and PRO approaches).

  • Collaborate with marketing companies/local affiliates in preparing evidence that satisfies their local payer requirements

  • Contribute to peer reviewed scientific publications, as well as effective communication of complex ideas for use with both payers and other stakeholders

  • Participate in external health economics and payer evidence departmental activities via technical presentations, committee membership, publication reviews, and other similar activities

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

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Desired Skills & Experience

Essential Requirements

  • Graduate degree in biomedical science, business, quantitative disciplines or economics.

  • Formal post-graduate degree (or equivalent applied work) in health economics or a related quantitative discipline, and work experience in the discipline. 

  • Local or global launch experience, having worked at a senior level within a health economic consultancy or several years in a pharmaceutical company (either at a marketing company/local affiliate or global level).


Desirable Requirements

  • Ability to communicate technical matters in a clear, compelling and impactful way with others via a range of media (e.g. face to face, teleconferences, video conferences, formal presentations, strong scientific writing for reports, analysis plans and emails).

  • Global payer launch experience and global payer evidence development experience.

  • Substantial oncology therapy area experience

  Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
AstraZeneca is an exciting global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company. We’re inspired by what science can do. Driven by the desire to meet unmet patient needs in our core therapeutic areas. Bold in our thinking. Proactive in pursuing discoveries beyond imagination. At sites across the world, we bring teams together in a spirit of collaboration to turn great ideas into life-changing medicines – strengthening our product portfolio and harnessing the potential of a pipeline across all stages of the drug development process.
You’ll be part of a team that’s rolling back the frontiers of science to turn yesterday’s impossible into the normal of tomorrow. So, if you share our focus and passion, join us and make a difference to patients – and in return, we’ll help you develop way beyond what you thought possible.
 Cambridge, UK