Senior / Principal Health Economist

Recruiter
Zest Scientific
Location
North West England
Posted
31 Jan 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Candidate: * At least 3 years’ experience in the hands-on design and construction of economic models from within a consultancy, the pharmaceutical industry or a relevant academic-consulting environment * Experience providing training to more junior staff members either on a project by project basis or via formal line management * Designed and built at least 5 cost-effectiveness models from scratch * Experience of Excel® and VBA – this is the primary modelling platform * Experience of quality control, strategic and technical review / critique of economic models * Excellent English oral and written communication skills and comfort liaising with technical and non-technical clients (both internally and externally) * Proven ability to explain complex calculations and ideas both verbally and in writing * Proven ability to manage projects within timelines, budget and scopeYou will have a distinct advantage if you have: * Line management experience * Experience developing global models * Experience developing HTA and reimbursement submissions (particularly for NICE and the SMC) * Experience of programming individual patient simulations or discrete event simulations (preferably in R or VBA) * Experience of analysis of clinical trial data for use within health economic models, e.g. survival analysis, quality of life analysis, and combinations of RCT and non-RCT data * Peer-reviewed publications and conference presentationsResponsibilities * Line management, training and mentoring of junior health economists (2 – 6 people) * Taking the lead role on economic modelling projects, and a technical expert role within multi-disciplinary projects * Providing strategic and technical expertise both to clients and internally * Designing and developing transparent and user-friendly economic models throughout the product life cycle, pre- and post-launch, for local and global use * Perform thorough technical (quality control) and strategic review of internally and externally developed economic models * Working in partnership with clients to assess, demonstrate and communicate product value * Developing the economic sections of health technology assessment (HTA) reimbursement dossiers and commissioning dossiers for a variety of global payers including NICE, the SMC and the NCPE * Leading evidence gathering to inform value demonstration * Developing technical reports, user guides and summary slide decks; providing interpretation and methodological detail for economic models; and providing training to local affiliates on their use * Providing input into proposal writing and the development of new business opportunities and services * Developing abstracts and posters for clinical, academic and industry conferences, and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals * Formal and informal training of clients and staff in HTA and modelling topicsRemunerationCompetitive salary (DOE) + plus a company bonusThis is a very exciting opportunity to join a world leading consultancy with considerable scope to develop your career. We are working on a strict deadline so in order to be considered for this great opportunity please apply now and your profile will be reviewed immediately.

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