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We’re actively looking for a Consultant in Health Economics & Outcome Research for a temporary project.

Are you Freelance in that area or willing to accept a temporary mission? More information below!

Description

In order to develop country specific evidences for optimal reimbursement coverage and usage, the Health Outcome Research colleague should:

  • Identify available data sources (literature, international and national real-life data, local registries …) that support the clinical benefit of our company products
  • Define data gaps to support the economic value of our medicines
  • Design and implement outcomes research & health economic studies that fill these gaps and support key publications, reimbursement strategies along with value dossiers and submissions to various payers (INAMI, sick funds, CTG, hospitals)
  • Analyse data, build reports and publish results.
  • Develop/write the economic components of class-1 reimbursement submissions to a high quality and in a timely manner.
  • Develop and deliver tools and messages to support marketing, access and policy strategy
  • Contribute to the development of technical expertise within the Group/Company

The Health Economics and Outcomes Research colleague must partner with :

  • Internal partners (market access, medical customer- solutions, public policies, medical affairs, clinical research, business, …)

o To develop real world evidence aligned to the company products that support the delivery of quality, cost efficient care specific to the various stakeholders within the Healthcare System

o To develop and support compelling product value propositions to optimize access (reimbursement filing, reimbursement revisions), reimbursement and up-take and standardise best practices.

o To give input to medical and clinical colleagues to design and implement interventional or observational studies, collect data and develop models aimed to assess how interventions affect clinical management decisions

  • External stakeholders (Scientific Societies, Scientific experts, Pharmacists Associations, Sick funds, INAMI/RIZIV, KCE, other policy stakeholders …)

o To define current guidelines and gaps in scientific knowledge

o To access available real life data

o To design protocols to collect/analyse real life evidences

o To disseminate results of models models aimed to assess how interventions affect clinical management decisions.

Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • Major degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in scientific discipline
  • Development of Markov models (programming in Excel) and building economic models: Cost-Utility, Cost-Effectiveness and Budget-Impact models.
  • A minimum of10-12 months of experience in working in Health Outcomes area and performing CE analyses and budget impact models in the pharmaceutical industry or with a CRO company (internship included) is a must.
  • Good knowledge of the market access environment in Belgium
  • Knowledge of the Healthcare industry including the pharmaceutical industry (market access, medical, clinical research) is a plus
  • Competency in medical science, epidemiology, clinical trials, pharmacoeconomics including a deep understanding of research methods, health economics, and related disciplines is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake complex analyses and to produce clear recommendations and/or reports
  • Expertise in certain therapeutic area (i.e.oncology, vaccines) is of high added value
  • Experience with registries and/or databases is of added value


Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Excellent economic and analytical ability
  • Strong collaboration in teams: Team worker within the market access and external affairs team, and also able to work cross-functional on a local and international level
  • Excellent written and data analysis skills

  • Technical competencies: advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Display a clear attitude and interest in identifying new data sources, ways of working, and establishing the analysis of real-world evidence to drive business decisions
  • Language:English business level, French or Dutch is a plus
  • Communicate professionally, clear and open, with respect to personal diversity
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to influence others in complex networks
  • Display a clear attitude and interest in identifying new data sources, ways of working, and establishing the analysis of real-world evidence to drive business decisions
  • Other leadership skills
  • Impact : Responsible for delivering high quality initiatives and outputs which supports the wider business to secure early access and appropriate uptake of both current and future medicines & interventions.
  • Problem Solving : Identifies problems and appropriate solutions to complex issues and non-standard issues
  • Influence/Liaison : Influences across complex networks of both external customers and internal stakeholders. High level of competency needed to manage interactions across multiple Merck functions.

Offer

We’re open to a Freelance collaboration or to propose a fix term contract for the duration of the project.

Contact

More information? 0476 30 53 83

Qualified to apply? Please send me your CV and your cover letter at carine.steurs@modisbelgium.be

Thank you!

Carine

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