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Health Economics & Payer Evidence Lead (R-139858_Wilmington)





Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Cambridge, UK / Gothenburg, SWE / Gaithersburg, USA

Competitive Salary with Excellent Benefits

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. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s outstanding skills with those of people from all over the globe!

If you have in-depth knowledge of health economics and payer evidence requirements and its application to pharmaceutical development in the international environment, then we have an exciting opportunity for you to take on a role with a world-leading pharmaceutical company.

We’re now looking for an experienced Health Economics & Payer EvidenceLead to join our team in one of our Global R&D hubs to support our Respiratory & Immunology portfolio.

Main duties and accountabilities

You will have a global leadership role and be responsible for crafting and delivering the evidence required to demonstrate the value of our products to payers and health authorities. You will collaborate with Clinical Development, Medical Evidence Generation, Observational Research, and Payer Teams in designing and implementing innovative health economic and payer evidence strategies and activities for target product profiles/claims, global payer evidence plans, and market access and pricing strategies. An equally significant part of your role will be to lead or influence the production of scientific evidence for robust portfolio decisions, global reimbursement dossiers and reimbursement submissions to achieve market access.

You will proactively contribute to evidence planning, predict and resolve issues that affect market access decisions, and take ownership 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 and payer evidence in cross-functional project teams to ensure that worldwide payer needs are reflected in drug development programs.

Essential requirements

  • Confirmed understanding and knowledge of the development process for new molecules in order to influence development strategies and meet payer needs.

  • Understanding of diverse pricing and reimbursement processes to improve reimbursement opportunities.

  • Ability to influence without authority and being a strong collaborator.

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

  • Ability to implement projects with a high degree of autonomy, including engaging key partners.

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

  • Driving 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.

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

  • Knowledge of international healthcare systems and their changing needs for health economic and payer evidence.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Graduate / College degree in biomedical science, business, quantitative subject areas or economics

  • Formal post graduate degree in health economics or a related quantitative subject area, or work experience in this field

  • Payer launch experience at a local or global level

  • Payer, Health Technology Assessment, public health, or health policy experience

  • 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, clinical trial design and analyses and other analytical techniques required to support payer needs.

So, what’s next!

Are you already envisioning yourself joining us? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

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