Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (Colo-rectal Cancer and Melanoma)


: $128,740.00 - $128,740.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Physician

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  • As Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) Director, to support the strategic goals of the Oncology Business by driving optimal patient access for our oncology medicines.
  • This role directly impacts the ability to achieve business objectives on a global basis by providing strategic guidance and robust evidence development relevant to achieve optimal global patient access by demonstrating the value of oncology medicines. The HEOR Director will be responsible for independently leading the evidence generation strategy at a Global level, including oversight and development of evidence generation and dissemination of technical deliverables that support the value of oncology medicines in pre-launch or launch phase.

The HEOR Director will work in a closely aligned fashion with the Integrated Team Lead (ITL), Senior Director HEOR and other functional areas within PHI as well as the brand team to ensure there is a single and coordinated view on strategy and delivery for PHI to the Oncology BU. The HEOR Director will be a strategic partner to the Global Asset cross functional Team and implement an HEOR strategy that supports and help communicate the overall asset value proposition.

  • Lead development of the HEOR strategy to support the value of assets in the Oncology Business Unit.
  • Lead the execution of clinically relevant and scientifically valid, cutting edge HEOR studies and projects (including non-interventional studies, registries, etc.) in alignment with the global HEOR strategy relevant to diverse stakeholders (regulators, payers, patients, physicians and policy makers)
  • Incorporate relevant patient centric and economic endpoints into clinical trials across all phases of product development to build comprehensive trial-based evidence in line with overall medical strategy & access targets for the asset(s)
  • Provide strategic input in the selection of relevant patient population and comparators within clinical trials to enable demonstration of robust incremental clinical value over standard of care that can facilitate optimal patient access.
  • Selection, related analyses, interpretation and communication of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) measures as appropriate for clinical trials, registries, and prospective real world studies.
  • Lead the timely development of post launch deliverables including update of value dossiers (GVDs, AMCP), economic models, and innovative tools to successfully support reimbursement.
  • Lead the coordination of input from Pfizer local country/regional H&V teams on evidence needs and ensure that the input is appropriately incorporated to support demonstration of product value and optimize patient access.
  • Develop real world evidence generation strategies and execute studies (e.g. treatment patterns, real world effectiveness, burden of illness studies, epidemiology studies, etc) to generate evidence to support brand competitive differentiation and value proposition.
  • Collaborate with Pfizer local country affiliates, conduct training on economic models and enable local model adaptations and updates throughout the product life cycle.
  • Provide strategic and content guidance in reimbursement (re)negotiations for Pfizer products.
  • Lead the development of appropriate data dissemination plans and communicate in a timely manner evidence generated to various stakeholders via publications and conference presentations.
  • Optimal project Budget management

  • Masters degree (MSc, MPH) in health services research, pharmacy administration/pharmaceutical policy, public health, epidemiology, or health economics
  • Minimum 8 years' experience in health outcomes and related fields, 5 of which are as part of country/global health economics and/or outcomes research teams in a global pharmaceutical company.
  • Strong working knowledge of the technical and methodological aspects of clinical trial and real world study design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated capability independently managing diverse projects ranging from economic analyses, patient reported outcomes to real world database studies.
  • Strong methodological skills (study design, data analysis and interpretation) in cancer health services research is required
  • In depth understanding of Pharmacoeconomics and psychometrics/patient reported outcomes is required
  • Strong project management abilities (contracting, budgeting, vendor management) essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects (multitask) involving complex processes, significant budget, competing deadlines and rapidly shifting priorities
  • Knowledge of health care systems and reimbursement processes in key markets and experience with HTA organizations such as CADTH, NICE, SMC, IQWIG/G-BA, PBAC
  • Demonstrated ability to influence key members of medical and commercial teams constructively and without conflict in a matrix environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required: ability to understand and respond to multiple internal and external customers
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Skilled in functioning within a matrix organization where managing through influence is required
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills required

  • Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in pharmaceutical administration/ pharmaceutical policy, health services research, public health, epidemiology, or health economics.
  • Knowledge and experience in immuno-oncology
  • Knowledge and experience in colorectal cancer (CRC) and melanoma
  • Experience with regulatory submissions and interactions with regulatory authorities
  • Global launch experience
  • Strong publication record


Last Date to Apply for Job: November 8, 2019
Additional Location Information: Th is position can be based in any Pfizer site (or work remotely) in NA or EU
Eligible for Relocation Package: No
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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