Do you have expertise in, and passion for Medical Affairs in Oncology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the HEOR Director/Associate Director role in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!
At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you're our kind of person.
AstraZeneca's vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through five key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, HER2 and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) role sits within the Evidence Generation function of the Global Medical Affairs organization and interacts with Payer and Commercial teams to design and implement observational research strategies in support of AZ product.
You will be responsible for focusing on the generation of evidence to assist payer and health care provider (HCP) decision-makers and include scientific evidence for reimbursement dossiers and market access in the US.
This role leads the internal and external communication of the clinical and economic value proposition and of scientific results to achieve maximal scientific impact and commercial success of AZ products throughout their life cycle. This position requires an experienced individual with expert scientific knowledge of HEOR and its application throughout development process, strong business acumen, and excellent interpersonal skills.
You will lead (Director)/support (Assoc. Director) the development and execution of the evidence generation strategy to support articulation of product clinical and economic value.
You will lead (Director)/support (Assoc. Director) US input to brand strategy and Medical Plan, payer-related evidence plan, and market access & pricing strategy. You will proactively and independently, contribute to research planning process and resolution of complex issues, especially if they affect market access decisions and evidence for product.
You will represent HEOR as member of the Core Medical Team (CMT). You will co-lead (Director) the Clinical Value Team (CVT) with USMA Managed Markets. You will lead (Director)/support (Assoc. Director) CMT/CVT members to develop strategy and execute a response to value reviews of AZ products by external organizations, as appropriate and in alignment with current AZ approach.
You will ensure US evidence strategy alignment with Global Medical Affairs, reimbursement, and regulatory strategies. You will serve as observational research expert within Therapeutic Area (TA). You will remain actively aware of the product environment by establishing, maintaining, and fostering internal (cross-functional, within the US and Global organizations) and external interactions with scientific experts.
Experience in the US Payer space would be of value
In-depth expert knowledge of Real World Evidence and HEOR and their application to pharmaceutical development within the US market.
Comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory requirements.
Knowledge of US healthcare systems and their changing needs for health economic and payer analytic information.
Leadership skills and problem solving capability as demonstrated by ability to evaluate threats and opportunities for Health Economics strategy and modify as appropriate.
Well-developed conceptual and integrative thinking with capability to access internal and external resources for advice.
Proactive application of therapeutic area and disease treatment knowledge
Able to implement projects, including engagement with key stakeholders, with high degree of autonomy
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential.
Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we're opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.
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