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Associate Principal Scientist, Outcomes Research

Job Description

Our Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced. Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective against a disease target. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough.

Associate Principal Scientist Health Outcomes

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

We have an exciting, new opportunity for an Associate Principal Scientist, Health Economics to join our team in West Point, PA (or Philadelphia, PA, Rahway, NJ, Kenilworth, NJ).

The Associate Principal Scientist, Health Economics will report to the Executive Director, CORE (Center for Observational and Real-world Evidence). They will have the primary responsibility for strategic development, use of high-quality economic models and tools to generate business insights and to demonstrate the value of our company’s products to relevant stakeholders, such as payers, health technology assessment (HTA) agencies, healthcare decision makers, providers, and patients.

The Associate Principal Scientist, Health Economics will serve as the Economic & Data Sciences (EDS) Lead on one or more Value-Evidence Sub-Team(s), and work closely with the cross-functional team(s) to develop and refine the integrated value evidence strategy and evidence generation across all phases of product development. He/She will also work closely with the HEOR teams in key markets to support local market access. The position will focus on primary care and hospital & specialty care products.

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Provision of strategic insights into the development and refinement of the integrated value evidence strategy and evidence generation from the perspective of health economics
  • Development and maintenance of health quality global health economic models and tools in house or in collaboration with an external vendor to provide critical business insights and to fully demonstrate the value of our company’s products, using established and novel methodologies. The models include but not limited to epidemiology models, early and late cost-effectiveness analyses, public health, budget impact analyses, and integrated field force tools
  • Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to conduct evidence generation and synthesis studies that are used to inform economic models and the value evidence strategy
  • Adaptation and/or training of global health economic resources for regional/local HEOR teams to support local Health Technology Assessment submissions and market access activities
  • Dissemination of health economic data via presentations at national/international congresses and publications in scientific journals

Qualifications:

Education

  • Doctoral degree or Master’s degree, in (Health) Economics, Biostatistics, Actuarial Sciences, or a related, quantitatively oriented field
  • Required experience and skills
  • Expertise and hands-on experience in conceptualization, design, development and dissemination of health economic models to support internal and external decision-making
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) in the pharmaceutical industry, consultancy, or relevant organizations
  • Understanding of the market access environment and challenges in key markets, (US, Canada, and/or EU-5)
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communicational skills with ability to interact with individuals from a variety of disciplines

Preferred experience and skills

  • Strong track-record of Health Technology Assessment submissions and development of health economic resources to support market access activities
  • Demonstrated strategic, innovative thinking, and decision making
  • Experience in diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, acute care, antimicrobial therapies, and/or neuroscience
  • Experience in evidence generation, synthesis and analysis, such as real-world studies, literature research, meta-analysis
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal and internal and external networking skills to work in cross-functional teams

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:

Yes

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Shift:

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Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R31825

Associate Principal Scientist, Outcomes Research

Philadelphia, PA
Full Time

Published on 02/14/2020